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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 good reasons to see an endocrinologist?

What are good reasons to see an endocrinologist?

Specialized care: An endocrinologist who is board-certified is specially trained and qualified to help treat patients who have disorders of hormones and metabolism. The most common conditions treated by endocrinologists are: diabetes mellitus, other metabolic diseases (pcos, dyslipidemia, etc), thyroid disease, growth disorders, osteoporosis/calcium disorders, pituitary, reproductive, and adrenal problems. ...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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I have a high level of calcium and hyperparathyroidism. I go see an endocrinologist in a week. The reason I went to see my Dr is because I have very heavy periods and was taking the Depo shot but stopped. Could any of these symptoms cause heavy periods?

I have a high level of calcium and hyperparathyroidism. I go see an endocrinologist in a week. The reason I went to see my Dr is because I have very heavy periods and was taking the Depo shot but stopped. Could any of these symptoms cause heavy periods?

Parathyroid: It is unlikely that an overactive parathyroid would have an effect on your periods.
With your high calcium and parathyroid levels you should have any parathyroid nodules surgically removed. Recovery is usually early and straightforward.

You may be in the hospital for 24 hours after surgery. That would be a good day for a gynecologist to see you in the hospital about your periods.

Wish you well! ...Read more

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Endocrinologist ordered all blood and urine testing for osteoporosis and all normal! Cant seem to find a reason for a T-score of -6! Only 28 plz help!

Endocrinologist ordered all blood and urine testing for osteoporosis and all normal! Cant seem to find a reason for a T-score of -6! Only 28 plz help!

T-score -6: The first thing I would want to know was why this 28 year old woman needed a bone density test. What medical issues does she have?

A T-score of -6.0 is unusual to put it mildly.
At which site was this T-score?
What were the other T-scores?

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When should someone see an endocrinologist?

When should someone see an endocrinologist?

Wow: Hi. I'd say if someone has a hormone problem (or a metabolic problem we treat). The big ones the general population has heard of are diabetes and thyroid problems. There are other rare ones few have heard of. If you are referred to an endo, keep the appointment - we do a lot of weird, rare stuff. Good luck! ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do endocrinologists see transsexual patients?

Do endocrinologists see transsexual patients?

Endocrinologists: Why wouldn't they? Transsexuals have an endocrine system the same as those who are not transsexuals. A sex-change operation does not negate the endocrine system whatsoever. ...Read more

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I've had low k for 2 years, is it serious and should I see an endocrinologist?

I've had low k for 2 years, is it serious and should I see an endocrinologist?

Not enough Informati: We do not have enough information as to level of your Pottasium and levels of other electrolytes.Your Kidney Functions like GFR.
I will suggest you consult your Primary Care Doctor and ask for his opinion about your low K.And if you need a referral for an Endo or a Nepgrologist or nobody ...Read more

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How do I get in touch with an endocrinologist without having to see a pcp first?

How do I get in touch with an endocrinologist without having to see a pcp first?

Endocrinologist: If you have not yet seen your PCP you should make an appointment to determine whether or not your Endocrine levels are OK or not.
If not OK your primary doctor should refer you to an Endocrinologist.

Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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How much to see an endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism?

How much to see an endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism?

Depends: Depends on your insurance and where you live. Best to do is call the practice before hand to get a quote. That way, you won't be too surprised. There are tests that need to be run to evaluate and treat the hyperthyroidism. You should take that into account as well. ...Read more

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Should I go see an endocrinologist to treat my acne if I've tried everything else?

Should I go see an endocrinologist to treat my acne if I've tried everything else?

What have you tried?: If the "big guns" including systemic antibiotics, spironolacton, and Isotretinoin failed, you probably do not have acne but one of its mimics. A visit to a different dermatologist might be a better choice if you do not have other endocrine symptoms. ...Read more

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Should a woman see an endocrinologist for her decreased sex drive?

Should a woman see an endocrinologist for her decreased sex drive?

Start with GYN Dr.: Your gyn dr. Is also a primary care dr. He/she will refer you to an endocrinologist if necessary. ...Read more

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My wife's doctor wants her to see an endocrinologist. Is there something wrong?

My wife's doctor wants her to see an endocrinologist. Is there something wrong?

Maybe: An endocrinologist treats hormonal issues. So, the doc might want to see if she in in menopause, had diabetes, etc. And then help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should we see an endocrinologist if I think my child is experiencing precocious puberty?

Should we see an endocrinologist if I think my child is experiencing precocious puberty?

Your Pediatrician: Whether a child is precocious or not is best determined by your pediatrician, who will refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist if he belives that is the case. ...Read more

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I will see my endocrinologist, but what could be causing my chills and hot flashes? I have hypopituitarism and male.

I will see my endocrinologist, but what could be causing my chills and hot flashes? I have hypopituitarism and male.

Hypopituitarism: It may be due to your underlying condition. Men with hypopit also can have testosterone deficiency, so be sure to ask your endocrinologist about that. It may be medication related. ...Read more

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Will any endocrinologist be skilled enough to resolve a thyroid isssue or do you need to see one that specializes in that?

Will any endocrinologist be skilled enough to resolve a thyroid isssue or do you need to see one that specializes in that?

Endo: That is exactly what an endocrinologist does. You don't need another specialist unless you need nuclear medicine treatment for hyperthyroidism or hot goiter. Then the endocrinologist will work with the radiologist. ...Read more

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If my healthy sperm count is only 2%, do I need to see an endocrinologist? What is the minimum acceptable healthy sperm percentage?

If my healthy sperm count is only 2%, do I need to see an endocrinologist? What is the minimum acceptable healthy sperm percentage?

Double check results: A normal result contains 60% of normal sperm (motility& structure), a count of 20-150 million sperm per mL as well as normal volume. A result of 2% should be rechecked. Two or more semen samples should be checked over time to ensure accuracy of results. Recent intercourse, recent illness, incomplete ejaculation, poor collection, use of recreational drugs, alcohol or tobacco all affect sperm count ...Read more

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I have a 3mm lesion on my pituitary gland & have been advised that it may be 12 months before I can see an Endocrinologist. Should I be worried?

I have a 3mm lesion on my pituitary gland & have been advised that it may be 12 months before I can see an Endocrinologist. Should I be worried?

Don't worry, act: Many primary care doctors will order the pituitary hormone levels to be done prior to a full endocrine evaluation and treatment. Heck, I bet you could even Google "pituitary hormone evaluation" and find the labs to be checked
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I have an appointment to go see a endocrinologist about not having period for 6 months and high prolactin levels what will the nurse be doing to me?

I have an appointment to go see a endocrinologist about not having period for 6 months and high prolactin levels what will the nurse be doing to me?

Nurse: Most likely the nurse will take your history do your vital signs possibly draw blood at the request and water the position but make a list of questions and talk to the doctor explaining here she what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm 5, 5 now and I'm 17 (just turned) when I was 15 1/2 or so my parents took me to see an endocrinologist and said I'm done growing? Looked at my han

I'm 5, 5 now and I'm 17 (just turned) when I was 15 1/2 or so my parents took me to see an endocrinologist and said I'm done growing? Looked at my han

Growth in girls: Most girls stop their height about 2 yr after their 1st menses. Most definitive test for growth is the bone age. It seems U had one at 15y. U should go over results with yr doc so U understand it. If not get a copy and upload to me and I will explain it to U. ...Read more

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I have pcos which specialist is best to see gynaecologist or endocrinologist?

I have pcos which specialist is best to see gynaecologist or endocrinologist?

Depends: If you are interested in fertility, you will need to see a gynecologist. If you are interested in treatment related to weight, excess hair growth, and regulating your period, an endocrinologist would be better. ...Read more

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Should I see an ENT or endocrinologist for my thyroid problems?

Should I see an ENT or endocrinologist for my thyroid problems?

Endocrinologist: Thyroid disorders are managed by endocrinologists. If there is a recommendation for thyroid surgery, your endocrinologist may recommend a very experienced ENT (or endocrine surgeon) who has done lots of thyroid procedures. ...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