My 7 year old daughter showed symptoms of nipple discharge last summer (2015) so after a referral to a Paediatrician, a scan confirmed breast tissue (advanced for her age) and requested blood tests and scans of her wrists.
Wrist x-rays showed her bone growth was 6 month advanced for her age. The first batch of bloods showed 'High' TSH normal T3 and T4 and 'excessively' high Prolactin levels. These were repeated the following week which then showed she had High TSH (6) but everything else was normal. She had repeat bloods a few weeks later, TSH was 45 and everything else was normal.
Christmas eve...her paediatrician diagnosed her with Hypothyroidism and advised that the nipple discharge and sign of early puberty were probably a result of this and seeing her pale grey skin (our daughter is suffering from fatigue and general tiredness) she requested more bloods on the day - results were TSH down to a normal range so the diagnosis was no more.
We have been asked to keep a record of her fatigue and return in April for more blood work but we have lost a very sprightly 7 year old and instead have a very tired little girl and feel we have been left to cope with this alone. Her paediatrician has now actually said her tiredness is just like any other child her age over the festive season so its quite normal.
To add this, her Dad has Hypothyroidism which sadly took many many years to get diagnosed.
We have made an appointment with our daughters GP at the end of January.
Any single piece of advise would be very much appreciated.