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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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Fertility Medicine (Definition)

Fertility medicine is an ob/gyn specialist who deals with and helps couples or women who have trouble conceiving or carrying ...Read more


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What does it take to become a reproductive endocrinologist?

Fellowship: After residency in obgyn, 3 more years of training makes one reproductive endocrine specialist. ...Read more

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Can a reproductive endocrinologist refuse to help me because I am single?

Can a reproductive endocrinologist refuse to help me because I am single?

No: Some might have ethical reasons but most do offer sperm donation and intra uterine insemination options to selected single woman after required screening is done. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist? What will he want from me?

History and records: At your first appointment generally, a detailed medical and reproductive history for you and your spouse. Best to make appointment as a couple. Any old records or surgeries are important to have with you. Testing follows and after completed, an appointment to go over and make a plan for moving forward. ...Read more

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I have no health insurance! Where could I find a reproductive endocrinologist who will help?

I have no health insurance! Where could I find a reproductive endocrinologist who will help?

Most all: All res see some patients who are either uninsured or have no insurance benefit for fertility. Call any re and I'm certain their office will be glad to explain their policies for care without insurance. ...Read more

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Can a reproductive endocrinologist deliver babies?

Can a reproductive endocrinologist deliver babies?

Yes: A reproductive endocrinologist is an ob/gyn with subspecialty training in female endocrinology and infertility. All of them have delivered babies previously but a majority of them because of the constraints and intensity of the infertility process do not deliver babies. ...Read more

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Reproductive endocrinologist vs fertility medicine doctor. Which is best for my husband to see?

Reproductive endocrinologist vs fertility medicine doctor. Which is best for my husband to see?

Reproductive urologist: A reproductive endocrinologist is an ob/gyn physician with subspecialty training. They can evaluate a semen analysis and then do some preliminary testing but for malefactor a reproductive urologist is best to treat the husbands. ...Read more

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My husband has low sperm count so should we go to urologist or reproductive endocrinologist?

My husband has low sperm count so should we go to urologist or reproductive endocrinologist?

Both: Intially to a urologist to find cause for the low sperm count and treatment if a reversible cause is found.
After that you will need an rei for ivf/icsi. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist so why do I also need an ob/gyn?

I have an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist so why do I also need an ob/gyn?

Doctors: I am assuming that your visit to a reproductive endocrinologist is for infertility. After you conceive, you will need to see an obstetrician (ob/gyn). ...Read more

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What will a reproductive endocrinologist do with a couple during the first visit? Will the re prescribe more Clomid (clomiphene) if the female has already done 3 rounds with their ob?

What will a reproductive endocrinologist do with a couple during the first visit? Will the re prescribe more Clomid (clomiphene) if the female has already done 3 rounds with their ob?

Maybe: Sometimes that is a good idea. It really depends on the individual situation and why Clomid (clomiphene) did not work. It may lead to ovulation but not pregnancy. Or it may not cause ovulation. Or it may have caused the uterine lining to be too thin. So the most important thing is to discuss everything with the doctor to make a mutual plan. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?

Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?

Preference: No absolutely clear evidence exists for p4 supplementation. Since res are human too, our choices are based on preference. Preference may be from our training, recent literature, theoretical beliefs, and personal experience. ...Read more

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Endocrinologists: microprolactinoma caused hh with very low t. In light of this, what would've been its likely affect on other reproductive hormones?

Gonadotropins: The hyperprolactinemia suppresses gnrh, gonadotropin releasing hormones. Therefore, lh and fsh are relatively low, leading to low testosterone. In women, amenorrhea/infertility. In men, low t, ed, etc. Cabergoline/bromocripine normalizes prolactin, and usually everything else, and usually shrinks the tumor. You should probably be seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

Reproduction: All the terms are related to reproduction, especially female reproduction. A reproductive endocrinologist (rei) is an obstetrician gynecologist that has had sub specialty training in infertility and female hormonal management. ...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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I'm 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''

I'm 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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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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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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I have/ had pituitary adenoma. In boston I got it checked, it was first 3 mm and then 5 mm. I got a scan done in south carolina which came clear. The endocrinologist says that it can't be gone. Is it possible that I might have men?

I have/ had pituitary adenoma. In boston I got it checked, it was first 3 mm and then 5 mm. I got a scan done in south carolina which came clear. The endocrinologist says that it can't be gone. Is it possible that I might have men?

Have images compared: It sounds like you need to have your records sent to your latest provider so that the radiologist can compare the actual images, this might help clear up the confusion. ...Read more

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What does an endocrinologist do?

What does an endocrinologist do?

Hormone disorders: An endocrinologist is a specialist in the endocrine system, organs that produce the main hormones in our bodies, and parts of the pituitary and brain - whew. Usually an internal medicine doctor with advanced training and certification in endocrine disease. A reproductive endocrinologist (like me) is a specialist in fertility and endocrine disorders specific to female reproduction. ...Read more

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What exactly does an endocrinologist do?

What exactly does an endocrinologist do?

Hormones: Endocrinologists take care of diseases of hormone such as thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, reproductive, parathyroid, bone...They are also trained to treat disease of metabolism such as obesity, lipids, diabetes, high blood pressure. Some genetic diseases can also be evaluated and treated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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