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June 28th, 2005, 12:51 PM
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Does anyone know what tests would be done to know if there is a problem with a child's endocrine glands?

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June 28th, 2005, 04:27 PM
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Brandon had these done. Normally, they check growth hormone, thyroid, and honestly I don't remember all the ones they checked. I would need to look into that. I know my pediatrician called an endocrinologist to see what tests she should run.
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July 1st, 2005, 04:07 AM
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I did try to look up more info on this and couldn't really find much. I can only remember with Brandon that they checked growth hormone, insulin like growth factor, and thyroid. I know there were some others but I just can't remember what they were. I think those are the big concerns though.
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I called the triage nurse today to have her check to see if they did the Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 test and they did not. Now I have to wait until Tuesday when my Dr. is in the office to find out why. I can't understand why that would not have been checked. I assume this would have been a blood test. Any ideas? Nervous all over again!

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Well when Brandon had this done his insulin like growth factor test came back abnormal. He was seeing a different pediatrician then. She called the endocrinologist and he said that it was probably low because of poor nutrition. They never really pursued this. I do think that this was checked again when he was in the hospital later in the year. So as far as I know it is normal now.
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I spoke with my Dr. today and they did test for the IGF-1
I thought it was rather odd when the nurse said that they didn't! Anyway, she was at 52 when the normal range is 17-240. However, I had a friend who's daughter was in the low 50's and they investigated further and found out that she was deficient. We have decided to make appointment at the Children's Hospital and see an endocrinologist. I just need to know that all is o.k. (I hope)
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Originally posted by Cheri@Jul 6 2005, 07:38 PM
I spoke with my Dr. today and they did test for the IGF-1
I thought it was rather odd when the nurse said that they didn't!* Anyway, she was at 52 when the normal range is 17-240.* However, I had a friend who's daughter was in the low 50's and they investigated further and found out that she was deficient.* We have decided to make appointment at the Children's Hospital and see an endocrinologist.* I just need to know that all is o.k. (I hope)*
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Really!!! Brandon's was like 14 or something. I remember it was lower than 17 and they just said it was due to his poor nutrition. It was never investigated further. When you talk to the endocrinologist will you see what you can find out. I saw an endocrinologist at the hospital and he was totally rude to me! I would not see him again if he was the last doctor on Earth. He was the only doctor that has ever made me angry like he did. Please let me know what you find out.
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I spoke with my Dr. today and they did test for the IGF-1
I thought it was rather odd when the nurse said that they didn't!* Anyway, she was at 52 when the normal range is 17-240.* However, I had a friend who's daughter was in the low 50's and they investigated further and found out that she was deficient.** We have decided to make appointment at the Children's Hospital and see an endocrinologist.* I just need to know that all is o.k. (I hope)*
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Really!!! Brandon's was like 14 or something. I remember it was lower than 17 and they just said it was due to his poor nutrition. It was never investigated further. When you talk to the endocrinologist will you see what you can find out. I saw an endocrinologist at the hospital and he was totally rude to me! I would not see him again if he was the last doctor on Earth. He was the only doctor that has ever made me angry like he did. Please let me know what you find out.
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I will let you know what I can find out. I am hoping they will schedule us within the next month. You would think they would investigate your son's number further if he wasn't in the normal range. I guess the next step is an overnight test with blood draws. Anyway, I will get tons of info. and report back

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