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What Does An Endocrinologist Do For Thyroid
Cause?: The cause is important to know because it is necessary to have a diagnosis before considering treatment options. Some causes of thyroid enlargement include: under or over active thyroid gland, multinodular goiter, lymphoma, thyroid cancer, etc. Each of these diagnoses may cause thyroid enlargement, but whether or not to treat, and how to treat depends on the cause. ...Read more
Blood tests: Typically thyroid function is assessed by blood tests thaat measure the level of various forms of thyroid hormone, bound and unbound in the blood. Sometimes specialized studies utilizing imaging techniques can also be used to determine size, volume, irregularities, location and function of the thyroid gland. ...Read more
No: Only about 5% of thyroid nodules are cancers, so seeing a cancer specialist, or oncologist, would be premature. Many thyroid nodules can be followed with ultrasounds once an fna (or biopsy) shows that the cells in the nodule are not cancerous. Endocrinologists evaluate and manage most patients with thyroid nodules. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goiter: It means the gland is larger than normal. The most common cause of goiter worldwide is a lack of iodine in the diet. In the United States, where most people use iodized salt, goiter is more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules that develop in the gland itself. ...Read more
Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed. ...Read more
Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?
Many causes: Ptt is a screening test that tests for the status of multiple coagulation factors in blood. There are a variety of reasons for prolonged PTT results. Typically, the possibilities are addressed by hematologists and can be due to factor deficiencies (acquired or genetic) or to inhibitors. Some factor deficiencies (xi, ix, viii) identified by PTT prolongation cause bleeding. Some (xii) do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evaluation by: Endocrinologist to determine cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your insurance and where you live. Best to do is call the practice before hand to get a quote. That way, you won't be too surprised. There are tests that need to be run to evaluate and treat the hyperthyroidism. You should take that into account as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal gland: This is a very important hormone. I recommend you go online and look for articles designed for non-doctors that will give you a lot of understandable information about the adrenal gland and others. Once you have read a few articles and still have questions, don't hesitate to ask again! ...Read more
Thyroid: Internist can manage thyroid disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Look for nodules: A thyroid sonogram (ultrasound) is a sensitive way of looking at your thyroid for nodules. It also can assess size and texture of the thyroid. Your doctor may have felt enlargement of your thyroid and wants to investigate it further. However, it will not tell you anything about how your thyroid gland is working. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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