Diagnosing Endocrinology Disorders
Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing
Some endocrinology disorders are diagnosed soon after birth, others much later in childhood. Below are some of the symptoms that could prompt your child’s primary care physician to refer you to an endocrinologist:
- Short stature compared to other children of the same age
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Rapid heartbeat
- High blood sugar
- Early signs of puberty or delayed puberty
- Dehydration or frequent urination
- Brittle bones
Dayton Children’s offers comprehensive testing and evaluation to diagnose endocrinology conditions. This process can involve blood tests, hormone stimulation testing and imaging studies (such as ultrasound, MRI and CT).
Once a diagnosis is made, our team works closely with families to help them understand the condition and establish a long-term treatment plan. Treatment can involve taking medication to manage symptoms, although dietary changes or surgery are sometimes recommended for certain conditions.
A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling.
Make a referral
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday