Would recommend seeing an endocrinologist to make sure the thyroid is okay --- the labs sound borderline, but 6 months may be a long time to wait to retest.
Hi, I have a 9 year old daughter. I took her to the pediatrician for a cold-she tends to get asthma if the colds last too long. On Monday, April 6, 2009, the Pediatrician ordered thyroid panel along with normal blood work because she noticed my daughters neck was swollen. My daughter has gained weight in the last few months, but I figured it was probably ok because she wasn't complaining about anything up until when she got her cold. She told me her elbows and knees hurt. The results of the tests were as follows: TSH-84.25, Cholesterol-256, Triglycerides-284, VLDL-56.73. All other results were relatively normal.
The pediatrician told me to make an appointment with a Pediatric Endocrinologist and ordered a re-test to confirm the results of the Thyroid panel and also included a lipid profile which were taken on April 15, 2009. The results now shoe as follows:
TSH-87.23, Cholesterol-259, Triglycerides-321, HDL-41.30, LDL-153.5, Chol/HDL Ratio-6.30
Her appt. with ENDO is Thursday April 23, 2009 after having explained the initial results to prevent having to wait until an opening after mid-May. The ENDO told her assistant she wants to see my daughter as quickly as possible.
I do not know anyone with hypothyroidism and I am very scared. I have tried to find info. regarding children and thyroid problems, but the information seems very limited and due to the increase of 3 points in a week and a half, I am not sure if this is dangerous for my daughter. I don't know what to expect now...is she going to have complications the rest of her life?
Is an 87.21 too high for a 9 year old?
She is very tired and although she hardly has an appetite, she is still gaining weight...will she continue to gain weight and be so tired?
Because of the high number, should I be concerned that there may be another underlying problem that will require surgical interventions?
What is a dangerous level for children?
I am sorry for all the questions, but I am very worried about my daughter and can't seem to find many answers.
Please, if anyone can provide advise, answers or reccomend a web-site/literature...I know God will repay you for your kindness through blessings!
hi. the dr won't answer your question because he only answers the first question in the post.
good you are seeing thwe pediatric endo very soon.
yes, it is serious to have such high tsh. but with the correct treatment your daughter's problems will be corrected.
probably she will need to be on thryoid meds for life. However, many people are so this is not a biggie. But she will need regular monitoring and you will need to educate yourself and her on this.
You can go to the patient to patiietn support forum if you like (on the left hand side forums under T) to post more questions, if you like.
It is now 4-20-09 since my first post I requested copies of all the test that had been done. I had confused somethng his tsh was low free T4 normal and free T3 low ( not high)
I decided after the last appointmant to see how my son did for the month have them retest as they had already stated they would and insist on retesting his thyroid at the same time. On Friday, 4.17.09, He went back for his follow up in the mean time of the month he has had 2 episodes with his back and we had to pick him up from school. At the visit a student doctor came in first I re-explained what had been going on. He said my son's hip was out of place and 3 bones in his neck were out of place a popped them back. He mentioned everything may have something to do with his prituitary gland. The reg. doctor came in and agreed to repeat all the test including cortisol. They did a urine test and several xrays of his hip and spine. In the xrays you could see he is very very constipated so they put him on miralax once a day. I should have the test results in a day or so. I will update again then. Thanks