17 year old lab results--Please reply
My 5'4", almost 17 yr-old son barely grew the last 2.5 yrs (1"), but his doctor refused to test him, saying he was a late bloomer.
His lab results now show elevated levels of TSH at 6.17, Thyroid Perx AB at 32 IU/mL, and AM cortisol at 19.5 ug/dL. Bone age is 16yr 10 mths.
His doctor says he can be put on thyroxine if we wish. He is not concerned about the elevated TSH or antibodies results.
Shouldn't we be?
Does he have a thyroid disorder?
Is there any hope for him to grow any more?
I am worried and sad for my boy.