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Short stature noticed in child. Suggest the treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Oct-2013
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User:Hello Sir
User:I am XXXXXXX My daughter is 3 year 5 months old and Height is 91cm weight is 13.4 kg. When went for general checkup, doctor suggest to consult endocrinologist when we worry about short stature. Basically family history also all are short, on avg gents ate at 5.3 and ladies are at 4.11 feet. 1st endocrinologist suggested there seems hypo thyroid in border.So we started medicine. After multiple visits the last doctor said nothing to worry and no problem at all by seeing Anti microsomal Ab(TPO)-NEGATIVE. And asked to check a year later. And asked us to stop medicine .We have stopped medicine for almost 9 months. I am in confusion that am I in right direction?
User:The last report was
User:TSH-3.4 Free T4 – 0.9 ng/dl Anti microsomal Ab(TPO)-NEGATIVE Anti Thyroglobulin Ab(TT)-NEGATIVE ANTI-Thyroid ANTIBODIES: (ELISA)
Doctor:I am Gp and would like to answer with in my expertise
Doctor:Since anti TPO are negative you should not worry about hypothyroidism in your baby
Doctor:TSH values are also good
Doctor:If you are in a confusion still you can post it to a specialist endocrinologist under 'Ask A Specialist'
Doctor:service available for you
User:Thank u very much.Glad to hear that.Sure sir..i see there a category called thyroid specialist..shall i post to them?
Doctor:It is better to XXXXXXX a Pediatric Endocrinologist
Doctor:than adult
Doctor:Which city are you in?
User:Sure.Thank u so much sir.I am in chennai
User:i used to go apollo..but i got two different opinions from two different doctors..there..
User:based on the last report which i pasted,the second doctor suggest not to to any medicine and everything looks fine..
Doctor:Chennai Children's Speciality Clinic
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User:Ok.Thanks much.
Doctor:Bye for now
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