Thyroid Disorders Community
What to expect with an endocrinologist
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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 :(
Related Discussions
1157646_tn?1343970728
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!!  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach