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Whom to consult when diagnosed with multiple health issues?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: I have many diagnosed conditions. Hashimoto's Disease, Interstitial Cystistis, Eosiniphilic Esophoghitis, Chronic Sinus Infections, Ashtma, IBS, Pelvic floor Hypertonic Disorder Endometriosis which caused me to have a hysterectomy, Tears and Impingement in both hips. How do I know which type of doctor to choose to manage all of my issues? My regular MD does not seem cabable

I know Hashimoto's is autoimmune, are any of the others? I have never been to an immunologist, I was referred to an endocrinologist and he confirmed that I do have Hashimoto's but until my TSH is low, he would not treat me. (He said my antibodies and the appearance of my thyroid are what confirm the Hashimoto's). What do immunologists do as far as testing, and what do they look for?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should consult rheumatologist.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should consult rheumatologist. Rheumatologist deals with auto immune diseases and other systemic diseases.
They are similar to immunologist doctor.
They will ask for blood reports like thyroid function test (TSH, Free T3 and free T4), ANA titer, ANA profile, CRP, ESR etc.
So better to consult immunologist (rheumatologist) and discuss your problems.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Whom to consult when diagnosed with multiple health issues?

Brief Answer: You should consult rheumatologist. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should consult rheumatologist. Rheumatologist deals with auto immune diseases and other systemic diseases. They are similar to immunologist doctor. They will ask for blood reports like thyroid function test (TSH, Free T3 and free T4), ANA titer, ANA profile, CRP, ESR etc. So better to consult immunologist (rheumatologist) and discuss your problems. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.