News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Endocrinology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Endocrinology Answers List

Forum Name: Endocrinology Topics

Question: whay type of endocrinologist should I see


 Toy - Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:33 am

I'm a 38 yr old female. About 10 years ago I lost my hair and was told it was due to very high testosterone levels (more than double normal values). The only drug that was successful in lowering these levels was prednisone (even though it never returned to normal range). I recently began to have other problems. I gained 60 lbs in 4 months and began having terrible mood swings (which I had the first time my testosterone was high). My mental clarity is very poor. I did have my testosterone rechecked and it is more than 5 times the upper normal lab limits. I have a period every 28-30 days (which I'm told is rare with testosterone being so high - I did not have regular menstral cycle the first time I was diagnosed) but the periods may last anywhere from 2 days to 2 wks. What type of endocrinologist should I consult - a regualr medical endocrinologist or a reproductive endocrinologist?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:46 pm

User avatar I would recommend that you see a general endocrinologist first. You may have some other endocrine problems as well (other than the isolated testosterone level) that the endocrinologist can help with. Fairly often, hormonal problems run together.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here