You are here:

Thyroid Problems/Infant born temporary hyperthyroid turns hypo

Advertisement


Question
Hi,
My wife was treated 5 years ago with thyroidectomy as a result of her Grave's disease.
Both of my children were born with escalated T4 and suppressed TSH.
My older one was treated with anti-thyroid medications and after few months everything normalized. My younger child was monitored closely but did not require any medication.
However, while monitoring his thyroid blood levels, it showed that the TSH is going up too much. The last result (this eek) came back with TSH 3rd gen of 6.24 and free T4 of .96

My question: is that still possibly part of the temporary issues caused by my wife's Grave's disease.
Is there any further test I should ask the Dr. to take, like antibody tests?
Is there anything we can do to prevent worsening of the condition?
The child is breastfeeding, only recently began eating some solids, mainly cooked vegetables.

Any further information would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Answer
Yossi,
Its normal for newborns to have TSH upto 20. As they grow it reduces and comes back within the range of 0.8-3
FT4 of 0.96 is also competely normal.
Since your children have family history of thyroid disorder, you check the TSH every year and if required then I will suggest thyroid antibody test. Right now its not required as FT4 is in normal range. Avoid giving goitrogenic foods to children as they grow.Also avoid processed foods and foods containing MSG.

Thanking you!

Thyroid Problems

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dr.Shrinidhi Kulkarni

Expertise

Dont hesitate to ask your health related queries. 24 X 7 ready to provide solutions to your health concerns. All questions are welcome ! Speciallly Endocrinology.

Experience

Working as a Doctor in Primary Health care Centre.

Organizations
KIMS, Bangalore

Education/Credentials
MBBS, Intership in Internal Medicine

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.