What are the major signs and symptoms of congenital hypothyroidism?

EVERYTHING SLOWED. Everything slowed down - slow growth, slow movements, slow reflex, slow heart rate, weakness, fatigue, dry skin, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, etc.

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What symptoms make you think of congenital hypothyroidism?

Many. Depends on the age but for infants, they can have puffy face, dull look, thick tongue that sticks out. For toddlers and children, they can have constipation, dry, brittle skin, poor feeding, short height, sleepiness, fatigue, loss of muscle tone (floppy kids), choking epidodes, low hairline...This is a serious disease with serious lifetime consequences. It's easily checked by a blood test. Read more...
Hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism affects the fetus and usually isn't diagnosed until after birth. Symptoms wouldn't occur in the mother, but in the neonate. Some neonatal symptoms and signs include a puffy face, prolonged jaundice, poor feeding, and constipation, excessive sleeping. Many states screen all babies at birth for congenital hypothyroidism. Read more...

How do you get congenital hypothyroidism?

Genetic & sporadic. Hi. Congenital hypothyroidism left untreated is disastrous for the patient (cretinism). In the US, we screen all neonates for hypothyroidism. The only patient with cretinism I've seen was born in Mexico, where they don't screen neonates; it was tragic. There are known genes that can cause congenital hypothyroidism either in the homozygous recessive state or heterozygous dominant state. Screen!!! Read more...

What are some good websites for congenital hypothyroidism?

Magic Foundation. Great reputation for many pediatric endocrine conditions- directed toward families: http://www.Magicfoundation.Org/www/docs/114.125/. Read more...