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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


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Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Joint pains: Cause of joint pains can be multiple in reference to endocrine apart from thyroid hemochromatosis, gout, parathyroid disease growth hormone disorders all of these have either clinical signs or simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.

Joint pains: Cause of joint pains can be multiple in reference to endocrine apart from thyroid hemochromatosis, gout, parathyroid disease growth hormone disorders all of these have either clinical signs or simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Fatigue & tachycardia from talking. Doc says not heart or lungs. Endocrine? Autoimmune? Clot? What to test? Neck & scalp pulsate, unsure if related

Fatigue & tachycardia from talking. Doc says not heart or lungs. Endocrine? Autoimmune? Clot? What to test? Neck & scalp pulsate, unsure if related

Fatigue: I recommend that you set up an appointment with a Psychologist. She/he will help you decide whether your problem is emotional or requires a consult with a primary care doctor. If you are not satisfied with your current doctor have a family or friend recommend a different doctor. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can a blood exam rule out kidney, liver, thyroid, endocrine etc. issues one might have?

Can a blood exam rule out kidney, liver, thyroid, endocrine etc. issues one might have?

Life isn't so simple: There are many types of blood tests. Nobody does all the tests on each patient (that would consume all the world's medical resources). Screening tests for the more common problems or the more common blood test abnormalities are often done... and can rule out organ disorders that cause blood test abnormalities. Realize that a problem in an organ may or may not cause blood test changes. ...Read more

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I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

Probably not: Appendix cancer is not part of any men syndrome. Pancreatic cancer can be, but it is a specific type called a neuroendocrine tumor. Likewise, the thyroid cancer in men syndromes is called meduallry carcinoma, which make up only about 10% of all thyroid cancers. ...Read more

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What causes hypotension during exercise or during exposure to heat? Not dehydration, thyroid, cardiac, pulmonary, or endocrine. BP normal otherwise.

What causes hypotension during exercise or during exposure to heat? Not dehydration, thyroid, cardiac, pulmonary, or endocrine. BP normal otherwise.

Vasodilation: Hypotension is by definition low BP and while BP may be normal you may experience lower BP relative to your normal when your vessels dilate in response to a rise in internal temperature. Cardiopulmonary, endocrine, anemia, dehydration and infection are potential causes, as are medication side effects. Note that you can be volume depleted -- with these symptoms -- and not technically dehydrated. ...Read more

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Thyroid testing results. Free T4 1.10, Free T3 (liothyronine) 2.7, TSH 0.313, TSI 49. Normal or not? See endocrine dr Wednsday.

Thyroid testing results. Free T4 1.10, Free T3 (liothyronine) 2.7, TSH 0.313, TSI 49. Normal or not? See endocrine dr Wednsday.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results seem to be in the normal range. ...Read more

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Radiotherapy destroys the endocrine glands in her neck. what symptoms or issues might result from the radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy destroys the endocrine glands in her neck. what symptoms or issues might result from the radiotherapy?

Need thyroxin: There are only two glandular sites in the neck that have endocrine function. The thyroid with production of thyroid hormone and the parathyroid glands that produce parathormone controlling Ca++ metabolism. If either are compromised by RT the loweing of hormone in the blood can be measured and replaced with exogenous hormone. ...Read more

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Could an endocrine disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Could an endocrine   disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Further testing.: Uncontrolled diabetes causes sweating. Increased thyroid function can increase sweating and the body temperature. Can be due to some medications used for anxiety or depression, specially in combination with other drugs . Infections or autoimmune disorders should be considered. ...Read more

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Cervical adenopathy, neck jaw pain, fatigue, no fever, no sore throat, nodes not tender, normal CBC, x4 weeks, ideas? Labs? ENT? Endocrine?...

Cervical adenopathy, neck jaw pain, fatigue, no fever, no sore throat, nodes not tender, normal CBC, x4 weeks, ideas? Labs? ENT? Endocrine?...

Lymph nodes: any weight loss? night sweats? Are the nodes on both sides? are they anywhere else on the body? ENT may help. Endocrine may not add much.. CMP, TSH, ESR, possibly a CT soft tissue neck may be helpful. ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound that showed 3 indiscreet nodules. Largest 8mm. No calcification seen norm flow. Appt August with endocrin. I am worried. Thoughts?

Thyroid ultrasound that showed 3 indiscreet nodules. Largest 8mm. No calcification seen norm flow. Appt August with endocrin. I am worried. Thoughts?

Most likely benign: Most likely an incidental finding. Generally, only nodules >1 cm should be evaluated, since they have a greater potential to be clinically significant. Certain sonographic appearances are highly predictive of a benign nodule. A pure cystic nodule or a "spongiform appearance", aggregation of multiple microcystic components, are highly specific for benign nodules. Discuss specifics with you Doctor. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple endocrine neoplasia?

Labs and Imaging: There are many lab studies as well as imaging evaluation of the organs involved. Serum calcium, parathyroid hormone levels, calcitonin, cea, pituitary hormones, pancreatic hormones (including insulin, glucagon, etc), and a variety of adrenal hormones (epinephrine, norepinephrine, metanephrines, dopa, and their metabolites). A full evaluation requires extensive testing, including stimulation tests. ...Read more

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What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour is suitable for subclinical hypo- thyroidism? If test results are all in "normal" range.

What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour
is suitable for subclinical hypo-
thyroidism?  If test results are all
in "normal" range.

Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l(h). Do i need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l(h). Do i need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver : Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more