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My blood estrogen, twice tested, is over 1, 100. I'm 50, no menopause. My doctor is referring me to an endocrinologist. How high is too high?

My blood estrogen, twice tested, is over 1, 100. I'm 50, no menopause. My doctor is referring me to an endocrinologist. How high is too high?

Endocrinologist: I am an Endocrinologist and don't understand why you were not referred to a gynecologist. That is who you need to see at your age.

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What are the reasons to see an endocrinologist?

What are the reasons to see an endocrinologist?

Hormone disorder: Endocrinologists see people with many different hormonal abnormalities. Pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal disorders, as well as diabetes, osteoporosis and calcium disorders, and sex hormone abnormalities are among the many illnesses endocrinologists manage. Some disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism can be managed by primary care physicians, but complex cases are referred.

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What are reasons for someone to see an endocrinologist?

What are reasons for someone to see an endocrinologist?

Hormonal problems: Hormonal problems such as diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, sexual function or infertility, cholesterol, calcium, and a whole host of other problems. Important to see one if your primary care doc recommends it.

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What kinds of tests should I expect at an endocrinologist?

What kinds of tests should I expect at an endocrinologist?

Blood tests: Would are most likely, but it depends on your symptoms and what disease or problem you are seeing the endocrinologust for.

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Reproductive endocrinologists in burbank?

Reproductive endocrinologists in burbank?

Use "Find a Doctor": On the healthtap site, click "find a doctor" on the menu on the left side of the screen. Type "reproductive endocrinology" or "fertility" in the search box; and type "burbank" in the location box. If that search doesn't bring up any names, one can try a google search with similar words. Good luck!

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Live in phoenix az and need an endocrinologist?

Live in phoenix az and need an endocrinologist?

Go on internet: You can search for any specialty doctor in any area of USA by going on google and enquiring Endocrinologists near your zip code or locality and also can check the credentials of ant Physician in any speciality. In your case Endocrinologists

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Does an endocrinologist specialize in only diabetes?

Does an endocrinologist specialize in only diabetes?

Possibly: Because of the large number of cases of diabetes, it seems that they make up the majority of patients that endocrinologists see. They also see patients with any disorder affecting the endocrine (hormone) system, including thyroid dysfunction, pituitary gland related deficiencies, adrenal gland problems, etc.

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How many endocrinologists are using HGH for anti-aging?

How many endocrinologists are using HGH for anti-aging?

Hopefully none: I don't know how many are using it, but there is no scientific data to support its use.

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When does someone need a referral to an endocrinologist?

Rererral: You need a referral to an Endocrinologist when your primary care physician recommends that or you are dissatisfied with the help and advice you are getting from your doctor.

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Do endocrinologists perform the test that confirms hypoglycemia?

Do endocrinologists perform the test that confirms hypoglycemia?

Yes: In a non diabetic person, suspected hypoglycemia needs to be confirmed with a fasting test. Because of the risks, the test has to done in a hospital, where the patient can be monitored. When and if the blood sugar drops, the Insulin is measured, to understand whether the condition is cause by unregulated Insulin secretion.

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If I only have one ovary. Would it be wise to see an endocrinologist?

If I only have one ovary. Would it be wise to see an endocrinologist?

Not critical: One ovary can work well in most circumstances. Certainly if pregnancy is desired, then it may be wise to seek consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist as there is decreased fertility in this situation. If family building is complete and there are no problems per se, then endocrinology consultation is not needed. Reproductive endocrine, not medical endocrine is your best bet in any case.

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How do endocrinologists perform the test that confirms hypoglycemia?

How do endocrinologists perform the test that confirms hypoglycemia?

72 hour fast: If they are looking for an Insulin producing tumor (insulinoma), you may be asked to fast for a maximum of 72 hours. If and when you develop hypoglycemia during that time, labs will be drawn to determine the cause.

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Are emg's painful? Endocrinologist warned me that it would be very painful

Are emg's painful? Endocrinologist warned me that it would be very painful

Most likely not: Most people experience some discomfort with electrical stimulation (nerve conduction part) and also with the pin (needle) insertion (electromyography part). Rarely, some patients (in my experience less than 2%) experience more than discomfort and can not tolerate the study properly. The study is then best aborted by common agreement between the patient and the examining physician.

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What diseases and disorders do endocrinologists treat other than diabetes?

What diseases and disorders do endocrinologists treat other than diabetes?

Many!: Problems of the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, parathyroids, menopause*, testosterone*, fertility*, bones. Imbalances of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, vitamin d. Problems of various glans may be over/under-production of hormones, masses/tumors, or cancers. Individual endocrinologists tend to have areas of interest, and not all will treat all conditions (especially * issues).

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Should I see an endocrinologist for suspected klinefelters syndrome diagnosis?

Should I see an endocrinologist for suspected klinefelters syndrome diagnosis?

Klinefelter: This is a condition of an extra x chromosome in males. It can cause low testosterone and gynecomastia - breast development. An endocrinologist can best handle the disorder. A geneticist can also make the diagnosis but cannot treat the low testosterone.

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Are there any reproductive endocrinologists in the nyc area who accept fidelis?

Are there any reproductive endocrinologists in the nyc area who accept fidelis?

Check insurance site: Places to look for a doctor... Do a doctor search on healthtap by location and specialty, and look at his profile. Search for a doctor on the web at one's insurance company's site. Ask friends, neighbors, relatives for recommendations (but sometimes they'll ask "are you sick? "). Call the local hospital for recommendations, as the hospital will give out the names of doctors who use the hospital.

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My bloodwork came back abnormal and now I have to see an endocrinologist. What could be the problem?

My bloodwork came back abnormal and now I have to see an endocrinologist. What could be the problem?

Many reasons: An endocrinologist takes care of diabetes (blood sugar), lipids (cholesterol), thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, parathyroid (calcium), and reproductive hormones. Many of these items may be found or suggested on routine bloodwork. Ask your doctor what it was in the blood work that made him make the referral. You should probably follow through and see the endocrinologist.

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My bloodwork came back abnormal and I was referred to an endocrinologist. What could be the reasons?

My bloodwork came back abnormal and I was referred to an endocrinologist. What could be the reasons?

Many reasons: It is hard to answer your question. An endocrinologist deals with hormone and metabolic problems. The most common ones relate to diabetes, cholesterol, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, and reproductive hormones. The first three issues are most common causes for referral, and your doctor may have found abnormalities in glucose, lipids, or thyroid. Ask him/her the reason for the referral.

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My bloodwork came back abnormal and now I have to see an endocrinologist. Why did I get referred to one?

Depends: An endocrinologist deals with hormone problems. There are many hormones in the body so there is no way to know why you were referred without looking at the lab results. Ask your referring doctor why this was needed. The most common reason for referral to an endocrinologist is abnormal thyroid level.

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Why is it necessary to follow up with an endocrinologist every 3 months? Can't they just review my labs?

Why is it necessary to follow up with an endocrinologist every 3 months? Can't they just review my labs?

How Doctors get paid: They do not get paid to 'review' your labs. The only way they get paid to do work for you is to see you. That is how the American Medical system is designed by the Insurance industry.