endocrinology

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago [...]
By Blue2 • November 1, 2018
Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn't feel any symptoms, my thyroid was "wacky" and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She [...]
By Pat • October 31, 2018
I want to pass along my story as an encouragement to others that may have been told they need surgery from the UCLA team. Not only have I experienced a perfect surgery preparation and recovery but the removal of my adrenal gland which had a benign growth has completely eliminated [...]
By Marco • October 4, 2018
When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 2, 2018
A couple years ago, I started having abdominal pain on my left side every couple of months, so I went to the doctor and they found a 4 cm cyst. They initially told me that I would not need surgery and that it would pop on its own. However, the [...]
By Mark • September 13, 2018
I did not experience any symptoms but since I have scoliosis, I had some xrays that revealed some osteopenia. My primary care physician ran some tests and noticed my calcium was high. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran a scan and then referred me to
By Lefty • September 12, 2018
In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I [...]
By Amster • September 8, 2018
I had extreme fatigue. I am usually energetic but I found I needed naps. I am a nurse who was working 12 hour shifts but had to reduce it to 8 hours. My calcium level was high and so was my parathyroid level. I had osteoporosis. My endocrinologist said I [...]
By Baby nurse • September 6, 2018
When Pichona was f-sister went to the 4, her older half sister went to the hospital due to pain in her back. She had an ultrasound and was found to be positive for a genetic cancer. So, they wanted to see if siblings had the same issue. Since they weren't [...]
By Pichona • September 5, 2018
From a CT scan, my doctor found something on top of my adrenal gland and decided that the whole adrenal gland should be removed just in case it was a tumor. My results came back good and the cut that Dr. Livhits made is also [...]
By Nat • August 31, 2018