Dr. Michael Dugan

Hematology
Indianapolis, IN
male

Locations

Office

Indianspolis, IN

Address

8111 South Emerson Avenue, Cancer Center #207, Indianspolis, IN
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My office hours

Thursday: 7 30am - 4 30pm
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Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

Practicing stem cell transplantation and malignant hematology in Indianapolis since 1995.

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Hematology

Medical Oncology

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1.6K Answers
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Other way around: As kidney function declines the production of erythropoietin drops. This is a signal for rbcs production. More kidney issues = lower hgb.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
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RBCs contain: Hemoglobin and HGB carries oxygen from lungs to all tissues of the body. Less efficient oxygen delivery = fatigue.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Amenorrhea is: Absence of menstrual period and completely different than anemia which is low number of red blood cells.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably none: It depends on how low. Mild anemia is just part of pregnancy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
On the list: But no where near the top. A local infectious or inflammatory process would be more likely. Indolent lymphoma and breast cancer possible but unlikely.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
A careful: Personal and family history of bleeding with prior physiologic stress, including surgery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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A this poitnt: Human embryonic stem cells are being studied to define stem cell biology and in animal models to look at tissue and organ repair. This would be consi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It obviously depends: On the cuase. If it is related to medication then the medication can be reduced or stopped. If it is due to infection that hopefully the infection c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Red: Sounds like we are settling a friendly wager here.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
DIetary adjustments : Are of minimal help. If the low iron is due to bleeding then controlling the underlying process is of help. Ie heavy periods in women. Iron suppleme... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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I am not aware: Of any clinical use of dialyzed serum. Such products are available from animal sources and are utilized in culture systems for study of blood stem ce... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Usually expectation : For hospice is less than 6 months of life. Have seen patients "kicked out" for not deteriorating fast enough, but usually the palliative team is brou... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
TTP is managed by: A hematologist. Assistance may be needed from lab medicine or nephrology for plasma exchange therapy. Immunology, neurology and other consultants ma... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Sometimes such: A problem is related to a in dwelling vascular catheter. Line removal can help. If that isn't a good option or he clot is large you will likely be pr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Chest pain: And shortness of breath would be the hallmarks.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Free hemoglocbin: Can be detected in cases of intravascular hemoysis. That is destruction of rbcs. The test is ordered to support a clinical impression of a hemolytic... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Appetite changes: Are seen in patients on ssris. Can be either direction and may be different with another drug in the class. Nausea in first 2 weeks usually gets bett... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No it will not: The fracture will not impact the extent of the leukemia.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
If there was: A documented deficiency, i would like to see the level definitely above 400. The higher dose is probably better for now.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
IF there is: Obstruction this is a high risk situation for development of infection. A serious infection could cause low blood pressure. The other possibility is... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
Not likley: Melanomas are not linear. I suppose you could have a melanoma under the nail, but i still do not think it would look linear.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Hematology
Ice might: Work better than rice. After 48 to 72 hrs heat may help. Otc the anti inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) may be as good as narcotic after the acute... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The liver itself: Does not have sensory nerve endings. The outer tissue or capsule can react to sudden changes it size, ie stretching. Need a complete history and exa... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Would not be too: Concerned. Ca++ will be monitored when they check k+ to monitor your diuretic therapy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
VWD is a mild form: Of factor viii function defect which increases bleeding risk. Much less serious than hemophilia.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: You have the nomenclature exactly correct , and these 2 entities are rare and distinct forms of hodgkin's lymphoma.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Most gene: Changes in leukemia are acquired. That is to say present only in the cancerous blood cells. The majority of the time we do not know where they "came f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Quite a few: Things but with pancytopenia and splenomegaly hairy cell leukemia is on the list.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Croup is associated: With a severe cough that has a "bark like" character. It would not last for 2 months.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In the case of: Significantly small stature, and prior to maturity a patient can be considered for treatment with human growth hormone.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Pain that gets: Worse with activity (movement) is ofter related to muscle or bone. Did you exercise or perform a repetitive movement that was out of your routine? A... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Usually because: Ovulation involves an egg being released from the surface of the ovary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Leukopenia refers: To a low white blood cell (WBC) count. The differential diagnosis is extensive, and until the cause is determined, a treatment plan can not be made.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It depends: One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The most common: Symptoms are fatigue, sometimes shortness of breath and abnormal bleeding and/or sever bruising. The concerns with leukemia are infection and life-th... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
So your self: Diagnosis and undefined over the counter medication intervention has not changed the circumstances. Probably time to bring a clinician on to the tea... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Low white blood cell: This term is generic for any low total white blood cell count.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Thyroid disease: Can definitely affect fertility and that is a low tsh. Are you on thyroid medication?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes, as long: As the Coumadin (warfarin) is properly regulated and the clot is not "fresh". The immobility associated with cramped aircraft is a risk worsening of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
THe injection: Itself can cause a "local" reaction. It should improve in the next week.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Monoclonal protein: Can be seen in mm and and nhl. Also entity of mgus - monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. More work up is needed to sort all this out -- t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In addition to the: Pathologist's experience and the impression of the cells under the microscope special stains, testing of the chromosomes if a bone marrow sample, and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
More specific: Numbers here would be helpful. A "low" inr is of no significance. The platelets would depend on the magnitude of the increase.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia has many: Causes. In order to make a plan for you to feel better we need to sort out the cause of the anemia.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Patients with : A get angry, o get ornery and ab are abnormal all the time! actually no effect that I am aware of.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Throughout: Lymph nodes are found throughlut the body. The distribution approximates the vascular channels (arteries and veins).
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: And many more rbc than wbc.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
HLA typing: Describes the determination of proteins on the cell surface which the immune system utilizes to assign self and not self. There are multiple genes wh... Read More
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Mar 15, 2013
Dr Dugan has a fantastic reputation in our community
Apr 5, 2013
Great reputation
Feb 14, 2013
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! You've given me a great deal of relief. Thank you for your time. It's wonderful how some Drs will take the time to answer questions, God bl
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Will take him to regular doc upon his return. Stand in doc said no test needed cuz tests still normal despite steady decline
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am a 40 year old female w/ chronic anemia since childhood and diabetes since age 18. Profit shots since 1year and open heart surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
MD

Residency

Methodist Hospital

Residency

Methodist Hospital

Awards

Healing Spirt Award, Wellness Community Central Indiana
Excellence in Cancer Care Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Honror Society, Alpha Omega Alpha

Affiliations

American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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