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What to expect with an endocrinologist
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What to expect with an endocrinologist

Ok, so after they read my ultrasound, they found nodules (not sure how many or sizes) and they found my thyroid was enlarged (duh I could have told them that! I can totally see and feel it!) My GP sent the results to the endocrinologist that I am scheduled to see on September 14th (for the first time).  He looked them over today and determined that I didn't need to see him any sooner than originally planned-which is a good thing. I am glad that this is starting to get resolved, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. It put a damper on my whole summer! I know I have to be patient but its frustrating. My questions are:

What are some general ideas what my Endo might do? like any tests, exams etc?
Anything I should to to prepare? like list of questions, mood, symptoms etc?

One more question: Is it normal to be frustrated because its taking so long to get resolved? This whole thing, while only happening for a few months now, seems like an endless ordeal. I feel bad for people who have suffered/struggeld for years and/or people who are sicker than I am :(
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You should definately prepare a list of all your questions you want to ask, when you are in the room with the endo it isnt always easy to remember everything you want to ask.  I also find that if you write your questions in order of importance with the most important at the top you'll always get at the important ones answered.  

Also write down ALL your symptoms, even the ones you arent sure if they are related to thyroid or not.  It's easier to have all the info written down so that you can make sure you get to ask the doctor about everything not just the ones that happen to come into mind while you're in with the doctor.  

Yes, its very normal to feel frustrated.  It does seem like this is endless, but equiped with a good doctor you will find the end sooner or later.  Just takes alot of time and patience!!  
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