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Hi what kind of doctor diagnoses and treats diabetes insipidis? Nephrologist? Endocrinologist?

Hi what kind of doctor diagnoses and treats diabetes insipidis?  Nephrologist? Endocrinologist?

Diab Insipidis: Both nephrologist and endocrinologist can diagnose and treat this condition. There are two forms of DI. One is a pituitary deficiency of vasopressin. The second is kidney hyporesponse to vasopressin. Both are usually treated with exogenous vasopressin, though using HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) with low salt diet can also be used. Testing involves water deprivation testing - avoiding any fluid x 12 hours with urine test ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrology And Dialysis (Definition)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more


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I don't have a moustache and beard. What is a remedy? Can i consult an endocrinologist?

I don't have a moustache and beard. What is a remedy? Can i consult an endocrinologist?

Sense of smell: If absent you may have kallmans. The treatment will be injections of either HCG or testosterone. The hcg is every other day testost is longer like twice a month. You can use testosterone patch gel and gum . See endocrineologist and have blood levels drawn fsh lh testosterone free and bound that will give you a better diagnoses. ...Read more

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Im 18 and male and t level is 225, am being sent to an endocrinologist. I hate my life. Could it suppress my growth? I am 5'8''

Im 18 and male and t level is 225, am being sent to an endocrinologist. I hate my life. Could it suppress my growth? I am 5'8''

Wrong emphasis onlif: You may not have gotten my first message to you there is not reason to be depressed 5"8 is a good height and you may still be able to grow if your bones haven't fused. ...Read more

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Have turners mosaic syndrome.Double x.Have large upper body&extreme probs losing weight.Current endocrinologist doesn't understand.What should I do?

Have turners mosaic syndrome.Double x.Have large upper body&extreme probs losing weight.Current endocrinologist doesn't understand.What should I do?

Complicated: Ts can be a very complicated disorder; there are many things to keep track of and follow. The turner's syndrome society has some great resources for patients. Please take a look at this website. http://www.turnersyndrome.org/resources/professional-directory. ...Read more

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I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer. Should i be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?

I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer.  Should i be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?

Maybe: With a history of cancer, any bump or lump is scary. But most little adrenal nodules are not cancer. At the very least, it should be followed closely with surveillance imaging. Consider asking for input from a doctor that helped you with your prior cancer. As always, if you don't feel good about information you are getting from your doctor, don't hesitate to seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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High prolatin levels and i haven't had period in 5 months I have to wait 15-20 weeks to see a endocrinologist is it alright for me to wait or urgent?

High prolatin levels and i haven't had period in 5 months I have to wait 15-20 weeks to see a endocrinologist is it alright for me to wait or urgent?

Depends: If you are not taking medications that can cause a high prolactin, you most likely have a small pituitary growth that is making prolactin. However, if you are having headaches or visual changes, this needs to be evaluated rapidly, as it could indicate a large pituitary growth. ...Read more

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Is it to late to see a pediatric endocrinologist in january if i haven't hit puberty and im 16? What can the effects be if i don't see a dr ? Pls help

Is it to late to see a pediatric endocrinologist in january if i haven't hit puberty and im 16? What can the effects be if i don't see a dr ? Pls help

Cause?: Delayed puberty is a symptom. Most often the result of being a late bloomer, but lots of other causes. By itself it isn't an emergency. If you have other symptoms of chronic illness, your pediatrician will have likely already initiated a work up looking into the basics. You're anxious, so have your parents ask the doctor questions to help you better understand and ask if ok to wait. ...Read more

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Are there any disadvantages to pellet therapy for testosterone? I'm wondering why my endocrinologist didn't mention them as an option.

Are there any disadvantages to pellet therapy for testosterone? I'm wondering why my endocrinologist didn't mention them as an option.

Yes!: There's no such thing as a free lunch, so yes, there are disadvantages to pellet therapy for testosterone replacement. 1st it's an invasive procedure (so if you don't like getting stuck w/needle, you won't like idea of trochar). 2nd greater risk of infection, pain & extrusion 3rd we can only guess how much you need based upon weight etc - so it's difficult to adjust if necessary eg more/less pelle ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I've looked for an endocrinologist but can't find one.What are the chances that i suffer from kallmann's syndrome if i haven't hit puberty and im 16. ?

I've looked for an endocrinologist but can't find one.What are the chances that i suffer from kallmann's syndrome if i haven't hit puberty and im 16. ?

Periods?: It's really unusual for a 16 yo female to not have any breast development, which is how puberty is defined in females. If you mean you haven't yet gotten your period you could even see your primary care doctor to evaluate. Adolescent medicine is a great option as well. If you truly haven't started puberty, kallman syndrome isn't the only thing to be concerned with and you need a pediatric endo. ...Read more

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What is the job of an endocrinologist?

What is the job of an endocrinologist?

Treat endocrine diso: The job of an Endocrinologist is to Diagnose,Treat and Manage Diseases and disorders of the Endocrine glands and to anticipate and prevent the complications ...Read more

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Can endocrinologist help with weight loss?

Yes, but: They can help you rule out endocrine causes, which aren't that common. After that you need a good regimen of education, diet, exercise and support -- plus changes of elements in your lifestyle that have led to weight gain. ...Read more

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What does a reproductive endocrinologist help you?

What does a reproductive endocrinologist help you?

Fertility and more: Rei are sub-specialist obg physicians: the majority of most prctices is fertility, but we are specialists in disorders of all aspects of female reproductive system, including many endocrine (hormonal) problems. Many rei treat early-or-late puberty, and conditions such aas endometriosis as well, soem also treat menopause. ...Read more

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Please help me? What does a pediatric endocrinologist do?

Endo: Diabetes, both type 1 and (increasingly) type 2. Thyroid, adrenal, pituitary. Bone and lipid metabolism. Problems related to growth/development and puberty. Many inborn errors of metabolism or genetic disorders that impact glands. ...Read more

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Are many endocrinologists putting patients on insulin pumps?

Are many endocrinologists putting patients on insulin pumps?

Some: Insulin pump is a great tool to control both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and it is commonly used. However, not all patients are candidates for the Insulin pump. The only way to know is to have a discussion with your physician about your appropriateness for an Insulin pump. ...Read more