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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
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
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?
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
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!
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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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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Hi, Dr. Lewis. You were helping me with my dysautonomia. I found a specialist in my area to help me, and made an appt. With an endocrinologist for October. We will see how everything goes. Thank you.
No question: You are doing the right thing. Follow up with the doctors. Good luck ...Read more
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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
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
Will any endocrinologist be skilled enough to resolve a thyroid isssue or do you need to see one that specializes in that?
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
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 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
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
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