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Hello.
So ive Been referred to see an endocrinologist. Does anyone know who they are? What they do? Why?
Wafter i had my blood test results the doctor did speak to me saying one of the hormone levels gave come up a bit high which can affect your bodily functions including monthly cycle, the cycle was the reason i had the blood test. She said it could just be stress and more likely prob is but she's speak to to specialist who she said will more likely just say repeat it in a month and it'll prob be okay but then today I've found out from a letter that I've already been referred to endocrinologist and waiting for an appointment. So its all a bit if shock, i spoke to her today and she said like she forgot what she said last time just told me to call up the hospital to nook the hospital and then they'll ask like questions and that and then they'll decide what to do from there.
I have autism so it's all a bit confusing I'm only 23 age wise but body much younger then yet development wise . I can't remember what hormone levels it was it began with a P .
Has anyone seen an endocrinologist what happens?
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heyyy, i have had this too. i saw a gyno but a similar thing. it took me over a year to get an appointment, ridiculous!! what hormones did they test you for? did they test you for hormone imbalances and thyroid problems? what is your regular cycle? is it irregular? did they test you for your LH and FSH?
your LH should be 1:1. but people with pcos or something will have it double the number or triple (in my case) and it can be a huge shock and honestly, they will be able to treat you but you need to find the cause of this before getting treatment. high LH throughout the cycle can interrupt ovulation , causing failure to ovulate or irregularities which can cause future problems so you need to get treatment soon. im still waiting on mine , it does take time and the NHS r pretty slow tbh but we have got this, hey! they should arrange an ultrasound scan too, to rule out things. i had mine recently for endometriosis and pcos and honestly it isn't too bad. i had to re schedule tho cos my period came and i threw up from agony but thankfully it was only another month wait. or you could request a scan and i will link some things below cos it's horrible having this problem :

hormone levels :
https://www.baptisthealth.com/servic...onal-imbalance
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/healt...onal-imbalance

irregular periods :
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/178635
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/irregular-periods/

painful periods :
https://www.bupa.co.uk/health-inform.../dysmenorrhoea
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/period-pain/

good luck and lmk how it goes
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Progesterone? A bit of a vague description, but don’t panic, it sounds like early days. There are supplements/diet/exercises to improve progesterone. Hopefully its not serious and can be remedied simply.
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Endocrinology is to do with endocrine glands and hormones. So like you might see a dermatologist for things to do with your skin, you would see an endocrinologist for things to do with your hormones. Basically a bit more subject-specific than a GP.
I haven't technically "seen" an endocrinologist but have had a few telephone appointments – they've just asked me a few questions and said what to do next (including tests/scans, prescriptions etc.).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_hormones could it be progesterone?

Hope it all goes well, try not to worry about it too much
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They're doctors who specialise in hormone related health issues. Diabetes is a major condition they treat, but they manage a lot of other things (like thyroid issues I think).

Although not an endocrinologist, ecolier might have some idea about what you can expect in general with being referred to a specialist doctor?
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Prolactin? I was referred with the same issue. Ended up getting my bloods checked a few times and scan of my head.
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Hi. Thank you for all your replies. I can't remember what hormone it is but progesterone sounds about right, it sounded like that i remember the erone sounds.
In the telephone appoointmrjt like what kind of questions did they ask?
I think it just came as a bit of a shock, i wasn't expecting it. And thats like scated me as i don't like talking to new people.
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(Original post by artful_lounger)
They're doctors who specialise in hormone related health issues. Diabetes is a major condition they treat, but they manage a lot of other things (like thyroid issues I think).

Although not an endocrinologist, ecolier might have some idea about what you can expect in general with being referred to a specialist doctor?
I very much doubt its diabetes and she did say your not diabetic or anything everything like that is normal my thyroid, iron, sugar. It was just this hormone level.

Yes knowing what happens when referred to a specialised would help. Hopefully ecolier Can help on that
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Hi. Thank you for all your replies. I can't remember what hormone it is but progesterone sounds about right, it sounded like that i remember the erone sounds.
In the telephone appoointmrjt like what kind of questions did they ask?
I think it just came as a bit of a shock, i wasn't expecting it. And thats like scated me as i don't like talking to new people.
In terms of questions asked, it depends on the reasons you're there! I think I've been asked things like weight and height, exercise, diet, as well as things like can I get this test done (bloods, various scans), do that, have something prescribed – but first checking if I'm ok with doing so.
I agree that it can be scary talking to new people, but it is important to understand that they are there to try to get things sorted out for you, they shouldn't be judgmental of you, and you can ask them to clarify anything
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