Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

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Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby SuperCat007 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:52 pm

This is a really daft question, but I keep getting American sites on Google. I have been getting symptoms for years which point towards a range of endocrine disorders, but my teas are always either normal, or just outside the normal range and not enough for a GP to act upon.

I've been getting tingly feet every night for nearly a year now and it's driving me mad so I think it's time I asked to be referred to a specialist, but what kind of specialist should I be asking for??

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Re: Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby denys » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:06 pm

An endocrinologist :?: :?: You could try asking your GP to point you in the right direction, hope you find the right person
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Re: Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby SuperCat007 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:36 pm

Thank you, I told you it was a daft question! I just kept getting these American websites saying 'don't see an endocrinologist if you have symptoms but no elevated levels in tests.' So I wondered if there was some other type of doctor I should be looking for! The problem with my GP surgery is that they are a bit prescription happy, you could go away with steroid creams and sprays for everything, but are never too happy to refer you on. In my experience I've needed to know who and where before they refer me! :roll: :yikes:
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Re: Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby denys » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:27 am

No questions are daft, if you arent sure then the only way to find out is to ask. I dont know what other specialist would have the answers for you.

I would ask, you never know they might be more willing than you think :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
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Re: Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby zappa20 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:59 am

Usually a dignosis is done by a process of elimination to rule out the most common reasons. You try asking your GP what possible reasons his investigations or tests have ruled out in his mind so far, . and take it from there. Tingling in the feet I'd guess at an orthopaedic consulatant, a vascular consultant, a neuroloigst.? Only your GP will know where to start.
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Re: Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby SuperCat007 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:51 pm

Thanks for the replies. It is actually because I have so many symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, but the TSH tests always come back 'normal', or slightly elevated, but within the normal range. Hence, I'd like to see someone who has a bit more experience dealing with the specific condition. The GP can't do anything for me, so I'd like to be referred on. I'm going on Tuesday, so wish me luck!
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Re: Hospital/Specialiat referral but what kind?

Postby whoami » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:34 pm

What other symptoms besides tingling in your feet.
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