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Child has low weight. Blood test shows high TSH. Taken iron syrup. How to reduce TSH level?

Hi Sir,My Son 7.2 years,past 1 year i notice my son weight only 18.6,then i under went blood test thyroid profile(TSH,FT4),the blood report shows that his TSH is high 10.15...Before the blood test he is in fasting,and he taking iron syrup past 2 weeks.
So Doctor can you advice me what it exactly.And how to reduce his TSH Level.
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Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Thanks for placing your query on HCM.
Your son's weight is on the 3rd centile of weight chart. This means only two normal boys out of 100 of his age will have weight lower than him.
More significant & worrying would be if he has lost any weight.
TSH is a hormone secreted from brain to stimulate thyroid gland .High TSH level simply means his thyroid is underactive and can be treated with thyroxin treatment in appropriate doses.
Normally, underactive thyroid does not cause low bodt weight.
Please consult your pediatrician who can prescribe thyroxine & investigate as required to look for causes of failing to gain weight.
Hope you find the information useful.
Best regards.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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