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Blog Posts in May, 2012

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  • How One Patient Avoided Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery
    How One Patient Avoided Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery

    A very pleasant 39-year old school teacher was told after a biopsy performed at a southern Utah hospital that she needed thyroid surgery. She scheduled the surgery within 2 weeks and thought to get a ...

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  • Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery With New Genetic Test!
    Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery With New Genetic Test!

    One of the most frustrating challenges facing endocrinologists and thyroid patients is when a biopsy on a suspicious nodule is found to be “inconclusive” or “indeterminate”. This can happen in up to ...

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  • Hormones and Sex
    Hormones and Sex

    Monday Morning: I enter a patient exam room to see Mrs. Jane Doe, who is holding a chart stating that she is here for “hormonal problems". Me: “Hi! I'm Doctor Ahmad. I'm an Endocrinologist. What ...

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  • Low Testosterone – Should I Get Tested?
    Low Testosterone – Should I Get Tested?

    This is a complicated subject, which needs a discussion by a specialist, such as an Endocrinologist, to go over the nuances of this field before any investigation is initiated. I have to answer this ...

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  • “Bioidentical Hormones” – Should I be on them?
    “Bioidentical Hormones” – Should I be on them?

    What are “bioidentical hormones”? In factual terms, it means a hormone identical to what the body makes. Various FDA-approved and tightly-regulated standard therapies fit this discription. HOWEVER, ...

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  • New Advance in Thyroid Ultrasound Helps Guide Thyroid Biopsy
    New Advance in Thyroid Ultrasound Helps Guide Thyroid Biopsy

    New Non-Invasive Way To Determine Possibility of Cancer in a Thyroid Nodule! Thyroid elastography is an ultrasonographic technique to evaluate the stiffness of a thyroid nodule as an indicator of ...

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