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Offline SweetGrace

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Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« on: October 30, 2020, 09:29:24 pm »
Today my endocrinologist referred me to a OBGYN for hormones.Has this happened to anybody here?

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 09:51:41 pm »
I was once told to see an endocrinologist, only to be told I could not be seen because I don't have diabetes. Then was referred to a gynecologist I could not see because I was not post-op yet. Your best bet is to just find a general practitioner.
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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 10:11:13 pm »
My GP referred me to an endocrinologist.  I'm surprised yours said you had to have diabetes, as there are other reasons for seeing one.
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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 10:19:47 pm »
 I have diabetes so that's why I see the endo. The gyno was accross the hall so I went over there and asked for the appointment. The lady at the desk was like Why?? I was like for hormones and she goes Oh... okay.She went to talk to the Dr and came back and gave me an appointment so I guess I'm good.

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 05:52:57 am »
I fired my Endocrinologist as he was killing me, and now my hormone management is through an OB/GYN. He still needs education on the latest recommendations, but he is way more willing to listen!

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 11:33:53 pm »
I'm new to this so.. I was surprised my endo didn't handle the hormones.. She is so good and smart. I was hesitant about the gyno but I'll give it a try and see what happens. I'm glad you found somebody willing to listen!

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 07:21:58 am »
My first HRT provider was an OBGYN.  I felt super weird making an appointment there for the first time.  And then sitting in a waiting room filled mostly with pregnant women.  In the end it worked out great. 

Often OBGYNs are the ones who are most familiar with administering hormones to cis women at least.  It really does not matter which type of specialty your doctor has, what does matter is how experienced and competent they are in delivering HRT to trans humans.  That might be an endo, it might be a an OBGYN, that might be a PCP, or in my current case it could be an anatomic pathology specialist. 

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 12:56:10 pm »
I have my first appointment tomorrow with an Ob/Gyn. She is highly recommended by the community and by my primary care doctor. Her office knew exactly why I was calling and set it right up.

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 11:51:54 am »
Good luck, RandyL from what you say it looks like she knows what she is doing.

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2020, 12:55:30 am »
Nadine-  I know what you mean about feeling weird making the appointment. Thankfully they were done with apointments and nobody was there but the dr and receptionist. I am super anxious to have my apointment but they are booked for a few months so I have to wait.The dysphoria is taking its toll on me.  Whats anatomic patholggy specialist?

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2020, 12:56:00 am »
Thats great Randy!

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2020, 06:21:23 am »
Anatomic (or anatomical) pathology is the branch of medicine that studies the effect of disease on the structure of body organs, both as a whole (grossly) and microscopically. The primary role of anatomic pathology is to identify abnormalities that can help to diagnose disease and manage treatment.

Kind of weird that this is my HRT doctor's specialty, however in Southern California she has one of the top recognized HRT medical centers.  I want to say that her practice is probably at least 75% trans patients.  The rest are cis people that she also does hormone treatment with, like my wife.  Her vast experience in delivering hormone treatment and evaluation of it's effects on the body is invaluable. 

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Re: Referred to OBGYN for hormones
« Reply #12 on: Today at 02:51:46 pm »
My Primary Care Provider is an OBGYN, and I have an Endocrinologist.  Both are fine.  The ins and outs of Hormones and the human body... OBGYN probably has more hands on knowledge/experience of the two in a broad stroke statement.  I mean, they literally specialize women's health and 98% of that is Hormonal.  However, a good doctor is a good doctor... I would have no problem seeing either my Endocrinologist or OBGYN for hormones.
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