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Does hypothyroidism run in the family?
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Does hypothyroidism run in the family?

My 9 year old son has a TSH level of 54 and now I am wondering if we should check out 11 year son? He is not tired or cold all the time like his brother... but has been heavy since about age 4.
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231441_tn?1333896366
Hi,

it can run in families.  ANyway, there is no harm in getting it checked.  it's just a simple blood test.
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393685_tn?1325870933
I agree . It runs in families. You may want to also read about adolescent thyroid disorders and really understand the information out there.

In many cases - children - because of a variety of changes in their bodies can look like a thyroid disorder is present but can balance out on and off as they grow. Medicating a child on one test given can stall thyroid function normally and it could result in permanent issues - if they are not tracked differently.

In our society - children's diets can be the culprit of their abnormal levels. I would do some heavy research on these issues and see if you find any connection first before assuming thyroid treatment is needed.

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929504_tn?1332589534
It does run in the family, the fact is that...alot of people do not know their family history and it can go undetected.



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