endocrine

A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan [...]
By rpodway • October 10, 2016
After having her thyroid out in 2011 due to cancer, “Gigi” (ficticious name used for this true story) went back to her then doctor every six months, for five years, for blood tests. The results hovered in the same place and never really came down. Gigi was always curious about [...]
By tsgrummon • October 10, 2016
During a routine exam, my primary doctor noticed an elevated blood calcium level and referred me to the UCLA endocrinology department for diagnosis. My initial appointment resulted in a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, which subsequent testing confirmed. After educating myself about the disease, it seemed [...]
By blue2micron • October 10, 2016
Blood tests exposed my protein count had doubled in the past year so I was referred to a kidney specialist who identified, "a little something there" from an ultrasound and CT scan. With this news, Dr. Eddie Hu recommended I see
By herms31 • October 3, 2016
As someone totally averse to surgery based on experiences decades ago, I delayed surgery as long as possible by monitoring my condition for nearly two years before agreeing to parathyroid surgery. I was diagnosed before Christmas 2014, but I did not want to hurry into surgery. I spent as [...]
By juliedavies1 • October 3, 2016
I was diagnosed with chronic hypertension in 1996. After 20 years of chronic hypertension, I had a stroke in May this year while visiting family in southern California. Dr. Chandrasaker at Eisenhower Hospital diagnosed me with hyperaldosteronism and sent me to Dr. Yeh . Within three [...]
By desertpeddler • September 23, 2016
After a year of doctor visits, procedures and worrying I got the great news I am cancer free. A little over a year ago, I got diagnosed when I went to see Dr. Susan Davis, an endocrinologist at UCLA, for hypothyroidism. She found a nodule, [...]
By bserna • September 13, 2016
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 [...]
By e.cross74 • September 13, 2016
For a couple of years I had a mass growing in my neck, that I wasn't really aware of , but my mom and friends noticed it. The first time I had it checked out, they said it was nothing, I had it checked again by a specialist when I [...]
By loera.nena • September 13, 2016
In my 20s my thyroid was enlarged so they just watched it for years. Eventually, my thyroid levels were rising , but not dangerously so. I watched the progress with my doctor. Eventually to avoid bone loss and potential malignancies due to many nodules. (He likened it to a bunch [...]
By kwacm2k • September 12, 2016