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Dr. Christian Schultheis

Hematology and Oncology
Dubuque, IA
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dubuque, IA

Address

Medical Associates Clinic, 1000 Langworthy, Dubuque, IA
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About

Bio

I am originally from Des Moines, IA. I enjoy playing with my kids, golf, tennis and cooking.

Specialties
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Hematology and Oncology

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554 Answers
49 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Probably not long: This person needs therapy is he/she so desires. If not, would recommend supportive care/hospice. Hope this helps.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Raynaud's: Raynaud's is a disorder where your fingers and toes turn white or blue in response to cold temperatures. Smaller arteries that supply blood to the fi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Possibly: What you need to do is find an institution that specializes in Thalassemia. I do not see children with Thalassemia but the trial published in 2009 di... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Several ways: Hematologist!! Hydroxyurea. Sometimes platelet pharesis. Get get to a hematologist ASAP!!!!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Probavly normal: Not that abnormal. May not be a clean catch, just exercised or unlikely an early infection. However, likely normal. Hope this helps.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Check it out: It may be normal but you need to have it checked out. Bleeding even if scratching should be evaluated. Hope this helps.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Exam, lab: Exam, lab and ultrasound. Hope this helps.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Maybe not: Elevated sed rate and positive ANA suggests a possible rheumatologic disorder. Hope this helps.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
See your doctor: Could be several things, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism. Any drugs? Go get checked out!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Possibly: Rare genetic syndrome called li fraumeni. But could be just sporadic. I think it would be reasonable to do two things: 1) have a CBC done 2) conside... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Probably Rh positive: So A+ or B+. Such as a blood type, I suppose.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Maybe not: Someone with your age most likely nothing, however, it would be easy to go see either a general surgeon or a colorectal surgeon. Could be a hemorrhoi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Why?: There is no need to take 2 different ones. If you are iron deficient and you are absorbing the iron, take one type. Ferrous sulfate is the most comm... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
A lot of things: Most common would be a fissure if painful. Could also be a hemorrhoid. I suggest you go see a surgeon to get a good exam. Hope this helps.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: A local reaction can occur from manipulation of the breast. It is your body's reaction to the irritation to the breast.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
No: More of a targeted therapy. Unlike chemotherapy which does not have a target, Gleevec or imatinib does have a target. It blocks a tyrosine kinase wh... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Unlikely: Low platelets should not cause a fever. Typically there is another reason for the fevers. Hope this helps.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Probably not: However, it is reasonable to see your doctor. This way he/she can see how they feel now and recheck later to assess stability.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
JAK2 mutation: Because one cannot transmit a genetic abnormality. However, patients with polycythemia should not donate blood because it is considered a premalignan... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Sometimes an infection can be mistaken for a malignancy and vice versa. However, if a malignancy was considered, close follow up is warranted. If an... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
MGUS: If your blood count, kidney function and calcium are normal, it probably is a monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. I agree your oncolo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Monitor: Just monitor it with exam and if needed ultrasound. Hope this helps.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Dysplasia?: I assume you mean dysplasia. This means abnormal cells. This area needs to be monitored. Hope this helps.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Not concerned: That is not too far from normal. In addition, only one reading. I would check it again in 4-6 weeks or sooner if symptoms develop. Hope this helps.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Poor prognosis: This is a bad problem. It can be treated but the length of response is not long. Hope this helps.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Now: I would have a breast exam yearly and get a mammogram at age 40. Start breast exams at age 25 by your physician. Do self breast exams monthly. Hope... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Not necessarily: Chemotherapy can cause the CEA to rise when started. In addition, that is not a significant rise to make me concerned. Also, one wants to see a trend... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Evaluation?: Needs to be evaluated by a surgeon. Also an ultrasound may be helpful. A birads 4 is concerning. Hope this helps.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: It is always better to get as much information that you can get. However, the most important thing is getting a biopsy. Hope this helps.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Biopsy: If persistent lymph node enlargement, then biopsy the node. One could at least check a complete blood count. Hope this helps.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Can lead to oral cancer in which the majority are squamous cell carcinoma. Hope this helps.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Probably not: The amount that entered is probably minuscule, however, you need to let your office manager know. You also need to let risk management know. It is p... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
4 is standard: There is an ongoing trial of 4 vs 6. My suspicion is there will be no difference, however, until the data is out 4 is the standard. Hope this helps.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
There are none: Brain tumors rarely develop extra neural metastases. They are graded based on pathology. Gx cannot be graded, g1 well differentiated, g2 moderately ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Pneumonia?: If you are referring to bacterial pneumonia, treated with antibiotics. It depends on the presentation of the patient, ongoing medical problems, clini... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Response rate 20-30%: Recent review in blood in may 2012 looked at several articles and found a 5-year response rate in adults to be around 26%. Meaning these patients had... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Unlikely: Atypical lymphocytes can be associated with many things. The most common is mononucleosis (mono). Other causes are a simple viral infection. Can be... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Probably: Cysts are common on the ovary. In addition, typically there are other findings that make one consider a malignancy. I would not be overly concerned.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Unlikely: Not uncommonly neurocysticercosis has multiple abnormalities on mri. Can be mistaken with pituitary tumors because they can cause endocrine changes. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Protooncogene: It is a member of the raf kinase family. It regulates cell pathways that affect cell division. Seen commonly in colon cancer but it's role is still ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Sounds severe: If transfusions are needed on a continued basis, it is severe. Needs to be evaluated to find a cause for the anemia. Hope this helps.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
It can: I would say most of the time there are biochemical signs, such as an elevated alkaline phosphatase. However, labs can be normal.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Cancer of the lining: The one we think of most is called mesothelioma. Other cancers can affect the pleural surface, however, a primary pleural malignancy would be a mesot... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Surgery is the most important. Depending on the type, radioactive iodine is given. The most common type is papillary. There are other types, medull... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: You should be given a card stating your blood type. A or b, etc. Then they should state if rh negative or positive. Hope this helps.
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A member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Very uncommon: The earliest I have seen colon cancer is age 17. Unfortunately it occurs but extremely rare, mean extremely rare. Family history plays a big role. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Maybe none: Sometimes there are no symptoms or they can be related to an enlarged prostrate. Meaning hesitancy when starting to urinate. If extensive disease, s... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
See your doc: With your history of breast cancer and now bloating, i would see your doc for a detailed exam. Another option would be to see your gynecologist. Hop... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
A lot: Possible organ damage, especially the heart. It can lead to high output cardiac failure. You need to get this corrected! not a trivial matter. It... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Weeks to months: Usually survival is diminished but it is difficult to predict survival. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Schultheis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I am not on aromatase inhibitor therapy yet. My estradiol came out 307,7 pmol/L. Testosterone was normal. Other tests/screenings are under way.
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Ty..scared me but Iget infussions weekly with b12.. I eat meat everyday. Spinach etc..but not helping. I didn't think it was a big deal. I

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

FACP
Top Doctor, First Place, Dubuque, IA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Iowa - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Medical Associates Clinic
Mercy Hospital Dubuque
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