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September 15th, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Ok, some of you know me, and many probably don't but I figured here would be the best place to get this info quickly and from those who KNOW about it but a quick intro...

I'm Traci, mom of 3. DS (8), DD (4) and DS (2). I had Graves disease, was treated with radioactive iodine and am now hypothroid.

Couple of questions... first and foremost. I need info and fast. I need to know about the different Thyroid disorders for some research I'm doing. As many as possible. Tjose who know me know about my youngest sons battle, and this has to do with that. Those who don't, my son has a disease that one of the possible risk factors is a family history of thyroid disease. I'm trying to follow up on that research and see if maybe there is a connection and where it might be.

Second, my oldest is skinny as a rail, tall, and eats constantly but gains no weight. With my history, I think his thyroid may be out of whack... but the doctors don't want to test him. They don't want to test him because his weight is well above average for a child his age, however his height is also, he's 5 ft tall and 80 lbs.

And finallty, can thyroid disease be inherited?
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September 16th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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First, I want to say that if a pedi refuses a simple blood test, get a new pedi. Your DS is VERY tall for his age... my 10yo is 4'8" tall and she's in the 90%tile for height! Thyroid disease can def be hereditary. My father had hyperthyroidism and also did the RAI. He's not autoimmune though.

Other than hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, there's congenital (children) thyroid disease. Any of them can be autoimmune or not. HTH!
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