Items Tagged ‘blood test’

Getting Patients Back to Daily Life

April 17, 2019

Getting Patients Back to Daily Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Every Monday and Thursday morning we do biopsies for our post-heart transplant patients,” says Dr. Ali Nsair, director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UCLA. “We do this to confirm that they have no rejection. We’re one of the first programs to adopt a blood test based assay as well, to […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Ali Nsair, heart biopsy, heart transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, post-heart transplant


January 8, 2019

Yay for Dr. Yeh

By Red Red

Dr. Kim from UCLA noticed that my wife’s calcium levels were a little high. She was found to have parathyroidism through a blood test and the target was visually located through Ultrasound. We had an appointment with Dr. Yeh and decided to proceed with surgery. From the patient’s perspective, it was a very simple and […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormone level, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


February 26, 2018

Unexpected Occurence

By MissM MissM

I found out my Calcium levels were very high through a blood test, but I really didn’t feel anything different. I figured that since everything felt normal, the long list of procedures following this diagnosis wasn’t necessary at that time. Though, following a second blood test revealing high Calcium levels again, I was encouraged to […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood test, bone density test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, exercising, motion sickness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


January 5, 2018

I’m So Glad I Didn’t Wait Any Longer

By Jules Jules

During a routine physical in 2007, my doctor noticed something around my thyroid region and recommended that I begin monitoring it with an endocrinologist. At my endocrinologist, I received an Ultrasound where by chance, he discovered that I had an enlarged parathyroid gland. Through a blood test, I found out that my blood Calcium levels […]

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Tags: blood calcium levels, blood test, bone density, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, enlarged parathyroid gland, exercise, kidney stones, osteoporosis, patient stories, pre-op


December 6, 2017

A Happy Ending

By Sonja Sonja

I’ve been having a problem with hyperthyroidism for 35 years, but I always put it off because I felt well and never felt a need for treatment. When I visited Dr. Yeh 3 years ago due to high Calcium levels in my blood test, I was advised to do something about it. Recently, I had […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium levels, hyperthyroidism, kidney stone, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


November 29, 2017

Fight On

By G1951 G1951

Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address it right away. I failed […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood test, cancer, cancer tumor board, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, lung nodules, lymph nodes, neck dissection


September 21, 2017

FeFe’s Experiences

By fefe fefe

I was diagnosed to have parathyroidism (with higher than normal Calcium levels) through a routine blood test 5 years ago and put off treatment for a while. However, after being notified that further delay in treatment could potentially worsen symptoms of osteoporosis, I decided to go in for the surgery. Dr. Lihvits took out both […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Masha Lihvits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroidism, patient stories


June 26, 2017

Parathyroid surgery with Dr. Yeh

By heikeat heikeat

For a regular physical exam I had a routine blood test. It showed a high calcium level. A PTH hormone test was done, then rechecked twice over the next two months. I saw an endocrinologist. I had researched that the calcium was not being self regulated when a tumor was present. Calcium was being produced […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, high calcium level, patient stories, physical exam, PTH hormone test, routine blood test, scarring, surgery, surgical scar


October 26, 2016

Dr. Livhits and the team works as one!

By Peter_LA Peter_LA

My primary physician is with UCLA and the diagnosis came about because my blood pressure was uncontrollably high. My GP ordered a blood test that showed low potassium levels which was a red flag for high aldersterone. This red flag caused further investigation on the adrenal gland where the aldosterone comes from. The scan showed […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, aldersterone, blood test, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, high blood pressure, low potassium, patient stories, tumor


September 13, 2016

Lipoma Removal from Neck

By e.cross74 e.cross74

Thanks to a friend who said, “Hey what’s the matter with your neck?” I saw my PCP and then started going through the battery of tests-, blood test, ultrasound, mri and from the mri they thought it was a lipoma. I did some research online, the internet is a wealth of information, but it is […]

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Tags: blood test, endocrine, endocrine surgery, lipoma, MRI, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center, ultrasound