Doctor Q&A for Dr. Christian Schultheis

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Likely congenital: Unlikely acquired at your age. Most common type is Type 1. Need the testing details. Nasal DDAVP helps decrease bruising. Talk with your hematolog ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Reactive : You just had surgery. The white count will be high. You had some inflammation, Hemoglobin will drop. Inflammation, white count will be high. Just ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Fluctuate: You are making new platelets every 10-12 days so any given day, your platelet count may be different. Hope this helps.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
COPD?: He could be what used to be called a blur bloater. Overweight, smoker and short of breath. Needs to be evaluated by a pulmonary physician. Needs t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: You should have your CBC checked weekly. It also depends on your anesthesiology departments platelet comfort level. Usually if the platelet count is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hard to believe: Hard to believe your hemoglobin is at 2. That is way too low. Maybe your red cells are at 2. If you are iron deficient, then iron is appropriate. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron deficient?: What is your iron level? Are you bleeding? Need more information.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Based on H&P: A para neoplastic syndrome is based on history and exam. Do not base the absence of a para neoplastic syndrome on a negative serum panel. I rarely g ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: It depends on what type of cancer. Also depends on how many other treatments the patient has had. Certain cancers respond better than others. 16 mm ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Check blood: Could be high RBCs. Sometimes too many red cells can cause itching after a hot shower or a hot area. Hope this helps. Need to see your doctor.
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