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What Sort Of Disorder Is An Endocrine Tumor
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Combination: A combination of techniques is used to diagnose endocrine tumors. First the patient's symptoms are looked at closely. Lab work is done to verify levels and markers of hormones. Imaging such as mri, ct, ultrasound, or endoscopy can be used to visualize tumor masses. There are dna tests for tumors that are part of a syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocrine tumors: Endocrine tumor are growths affecting parts of body that secrete hormones. Endocrine glands include: pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus & adrenal glands. ...Read more
Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?
Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have
hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.
Unclear: Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/IGF2 ...Read more
I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?
Neuroradiologist: Hi. You needn't worry. Whichever doctor ordered it, it will be read by a qualified radiologist. You don't need to request anything. Of course you can't see a virus with anything less than an electron microscope, but you mean lesions that could be caused by viruses. Good luck! ...Read more
What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s?Would hypothyroidism do that?
Growth: Once you go through puberty, the growth plates close, and you will not grow anymore. Acromegaly in an adult does not cause growth in height, just thickening of bones/features. Hypothyroidism does not increase height. The most common cause of "adult growth" is a mistake in measurement, including in MD offices, where height measurements are often not accurate. ...Read more
Do you have to have blood diagnosis of endocrine tumor (what hormone secreting) before they send you for an MRI?
Yes and No: It all depends on your symptoms. The diagnosis of Hormone producing endocrine tumors, requires several criteria including History/symptoms suggestive of a known entity (like carcinoid syndrome), clinical signs and physical findings to suggest a tumor and then an imaging test like an X-ray, Ct scan or MRI. Blood tests are sometimes helpful but only if the tumor is Hormone producing(functional). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks
I doubt: Anything is possible. However, i doubt that brain tumor is the case here.There are many factors that are related to memory problems-especially in the case of alcohol and endocrine problems ( which one?) i think in your case-other causes such as vit B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism or hepatic encephalopathy related to alcohol - need to be checked as those could be the reason why you become forgetful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones: The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects. Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormones: An endocrine disorder is disorder of the endocrine glands which are typically responsible for hormones production/release and regulation. Some examples of endocrine disorders are: disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, reproductive system, parathyroid, bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone problem : A Problem with the endocrine (hormonal) system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones, the system is highly regulated. so less secretion or more secretion than normal could create s problem. ...Read more
What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.
Perspecitve: Lots of difficult endocrine disorders which will affect life. Some include: pituitary failure, men (esp 2), some disorders of sexual differentiation where we don't know the sex of the baby at birth (and others), autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, stim g-protein disorders (mccune albright). It's hard to say which is the worst because all of them are so life-changing for the patients & families. ...Read more
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