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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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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Do only endocrinologists have access to or administer i-131 for the thyroid?

Do only endocrinologists have access to or administer i-131 for the  thyroid?

Very few: Most of us have outsourced to departments of nuclear medicine staffed by radiologists, especially 131i treatment of thyroid cancers. My license to administer large doses was through the hospital though for years i treated hyperthyroidism as an outpatient. ...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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Do i need an endocrinologist to have my thyroid checked or a gp can do that?

Do i need an endocrinologist to have my thyroid checked or a gp can do that?

GP: Start with your gp. If more specialized help is needed, your gp will make the referral for you. ...Read more

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I have two 3x4x3mm and one 2x4x2mm complicated hypoechoic nodules in my thyroid. Should i get them checked by an endocrinologist?

Probably not: You are talking about mm, not cm right? If mm, they are still very small. I would get another ultrasound in 1 year and see a specialist if they are changing or growing. In the meantime ask your pcp to make sure the thyroid is functioning normally. ...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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Help please! is an internal medicine doctor or an endocrinologist the best for treating thyroids?

Endocrinologist: the internist will be able to evaluate your thyroid, however, if abnormalities are found upon testing, he/she will likely refer you to an endocrinologist for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Thyroid US 0.6cm hypoechoic nodule & 1.2cm partially cystic nodule.going to endocrinologist but can't get me in for a few weeks. reason for concern?

Safe than Sorry: Since the lesions are at least partially solid, the endocrinologist will probably want to be more safe than sorry. You will probably require a radioactive iodine scan of the thyroid to evaluate the nodules more closely to see if the nodules are truely only cystic, or he/she may elect to perform a fine needle aspiration of the lesions to collect samples to be tested under the microscope. ...Read more

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My gp can't get my thyroid levels under control (thyroidectomy ten years ago due to multinodular thyroid disease, ? Will an endocrinologist do?

My gp can't get my thyroid levels under control (thyroidectomy ten years ago due to multinodular thyroid disease, ? Will an endocrinologist do?

Endocrine: An endocrinologist is specifically trained to think out of the box and treat your thyroid and associated conditions. You likely have hashimotos disease causing your multiple modular goiter. This is an autoimmune disorder associated with many others. Seek out a board-certified physician if possible. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist says my thyroid 2 low. Tsh-3gen 6.30 FTI 2.4 TotT4 8.8 T-uptake 27.8 wants to increase meds. I have no T gland. No symp. What's low?

Thyroid hormone.: We all need thyroid hormones for proper health. If you had your thyroid removed, you will have to take thyroid replacement meds for the rest of your life. If you are taking them, the level has to be monitored to be sure you are getting enough for your body to function normally. If your level is low, the medicine is increased and the level is rechecked regularly to make sure it is stays normal ...Read more

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Would an oncologist or an endocrinologist be good at getting my Armour Thyroid dosage correct, i asked to switch from t4. Endo's don't live in my area?

Endo: The thyroid gland definitely falls under the purview of the endocrinologist, who studied the thyroid in detail as part of their training. Most internists and board certified family medicine physicians can treat this if you have no endo doctors in your area. ...Read more

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My dear colleague; I'm an endocrinologist in Turkey and I do thyroid ultrasound. Im interested in exophytic thyroid nodules. Until now, i couldn't find the explanation of "exophytic"term for thyroid nodules. Thank you very much for your good explanation.

My dear colleague; 
I'm an endocrinologist in Turkey and I do thyroid ultrasound. Im interested in exophytic thyroid nodules. Until now, i couldn't find the explanation of "exophytic"term for thyroid nodules. Thank you very much for your good explanation.

Nodular goitre: With time and exogenous stimulation, nodular goitres develop in contrast to the solitary adenoma that transforms to cancer. On palpation of many goitres a mass, not present within either lobe but essentially hanging from one of the lobes may be identified. This is an exogenous lesion arising subcapsular and bulging in an external or exophytic position. ...Read more

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Should i see an endocrinologist? I've been diagnosed as having an under active thyroid. I've been put on 50, 000 vitamin d, to be taken twice a week, and calcium supplements. I was also told to take crestor zyrtec, and prevacid. I understand why i was t

Should i see an endocrinologist? I've been diagnosed as having an under active thyroid. I've been put on 50, 000 vitamin d, to be taken twice a week, and calcium supplements.  I was also told to take crestor zyrtec, and prevacid.  I understand why i was t

Hello. : Hello. I am wondering if your hypothyroidism is being treated there are many general physicians who feel comfortable treating thyroid conditions. Internal medicine doctors and endocrinologists also take care of endocrine conditions. Approaches are usually similar. If you have a number of conditions, it may require require different supplements as well as medications. If your hypothyroidism is not being treated, i would ask your provider about this. ...Read more

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Treating thyroid cancer with armour, is this good or bad? Why do I see it ok with holistic dr.S but not so much with my endocrinologist?

Treating thyroid cancer with armour, is this good or bad? Why do I see it ok with holistic dr.S but not so much with my endocrinologist?

Old-fashioned: Endocrinologists do not like Armour Thyroid because it's hard to standardize. I defer to them. Be very sure to tell your primary treating physician for your cancer about any "holistic" meds. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an endocrinologist and an ENT for thyroid problems?

What's the difference between an endocrinologist and an ENT for thyroid problems?

Endo vs ENT: An endocrinologist is a medical specialist with expertise on glands. These doctors usually treat thyroid problems with oral medication or radiation. An ENT is a surgical specialist with expertise on head and neck surgery. They can perform biopsies or thyroidectomies ie removal. ...Read more