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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Endocrinology (Definition)

Endocrinology is a medical specialty which involves disorders of the endocrine glands. These glands release hormones into the blood. Hormones have effects in other parts of the body. Examples of endocrine glands include the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and thyroid gland. Diabetes is an endocrine disorder due to problems with supply ...Read more


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Wut tests should I ask at my endocrinology appt? I have body tremors, lightheadedness, fatigue. Thyroid has been checked several times was normal.

Wut tests should I ask at my endocrinology appt? I have body tremors, lightheadedness, fatigue. Thyroid has been checked several times was normal.

Leave it to Endcrino: You have to provide your symptoms and the reason you are there to see the Endocrinologit and after you are examined the Doctor will know what tests to order as the tests are based on what the Doctor thinks will help make the correct diagnosis LET THE DOCTOR DECIDE ...Read more

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My friend seen i specialist and was told she had multiple small goiters on her thyroid and dr's did nothing why?

Small nodules: Thyroid nodules are quite common. If they are small and not causing swallowing or breathing problems, you can monitor them with periodic ultrasound and biopsy if they grow or changing significantly. Most likely your friend nodules are still small so the specialist opted to just follow them. ...Read more

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I have a single 12mm nodule (blends in with surrounding tissue) on my thyroid. I am seeing a specialist soon...should I have any tests done before?

I have a single 12mm nodule (blends in with surrounding tissue) on my thyroid. I am seeing a specialist soon...should I have any tests done before?

Many: thyroid nodule is either solid or cystic and that could be determined by ultrasound then if solid it classified as hot,cold,or warm based on the up take on thyroid nuclear scan we usually worry about cold single solid nodule in young person potential for cancer is higher than the others cystic lesion 99%are benign unless it is mixed specialist might perform fine needle aspiration good luck ...Read more

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Can you be treated by your pcp for a thyroid problem or do you have to see a specialist?

Yes.: Most primary care physicians can manage thyroid replacement medications. In certain settings, a consultation from an endocrinologist may be helpful. If you question that your primary care provider is not competent to handle diagnosis / treatment of a thyroid disorder, then ask him or her directly and if you do not feel good with the answer then consider seeking additional opinions. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more