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Thryoid in newborn

My baby boy have following levels of TSH .Please advice whether he require thyroid treatment. My wife have hypothyroid & is on Thyronorm - 10 mg tablet daily dose.

DOB 08/02/2013 .Wt. - 2.80 kg.

First test -( Day -7) :- TSH - 38.7 micro IU/ml - Doctor suggested to repeat same after 10 days.
Second test - ( Day -17) :- TSH -2.36 micro IU/ml  ; T4 - 9.2 micro gm/dl & T3 - 1.18 ng/ml.



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The initial TSH would be consistent with needing meds - the second level looks good -- not sure if baby could wean off or not; I do not see children, so would defer to pediatrician.  Also you should be tested yourself for TSH and T4.
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You didn't post lam ranges.  Can you post those?

But TSH looks like it went way down, from 38.7 to 2.36.  I think 2.36 is in the normal range, which is good news.
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