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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. Ravi Chand
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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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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