What can I expect at my first endocrinologist appointment?

What can I expect at my first endocrinologist appointment?

When you first visit, the endocrinologist will ask you a series of questions to learn more about your symptoms, health habits, other medical conditions, medications, and family history of hormone-related problems. They will consult with your referring doctor and review your medical records.

What does a Paediatric endocrinologist do?

Paediatric endocrinologists specialise in the hormonal problems that affect children, especially in relation to growth, diabetes and metabolism.

Should my daughter see an endocrinologist?

Short term growth spurts or lulls in growth are normal, but if your child keeps growing or doesn’t grow at all for more than ten months, ask your doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist to test for excess or deficient growth hormone and other disorders.

What questions does an endocrinologist ask?

10 good questions to ask your endocrinologist

  • Is my diabetes in good control for my goals?
  • Does the rest of my bloodwork look normal?
  • Should I adjust my diabetes medication and/or insulin?
  • How can I adjust my care between visits?
  • What new insulins, medications and technology is on the horizon?

What kind of tests do endocrinologists do?

Your endocrinologist may request imaging exams to look at your endocrine system function. Thyroid ultrasound imaging may be used to look at your thyroid’s structure. A fine-needle aspiration can help rule out cancer in a thyroid nodule. A thyroid scan shows the size, shape and function of the thyroid gland.

When should I see an endocrinologist for weight gain?

An evaluation with an endocrinologist can help determine if a hormonal condition is the underlying cause of weight gain. Declining estrogen, adrenal disorders, hormonal resistance, thyroid imbalance, and several other hormonal imbalances can lead to weight gain.

What does an endocrinologist do for growth?

The endocrinologist will check your child’s blood for the various hormones that are important to regulate growth and will also request an X-ray of the left hand to look at the bone age. The Bone age helps to know how tall your child will grow.

How do I prepare for an endocrinologist visit?

Get a notebook and prepare a list of information to give to your doctor:

  1. Write down all of the symptoms that you’re experiencing, even if they don’t seem related to diabetes.
  2. Write down your blood sugar values.
  3. Make a list of important changes that have occurred in your life recently.