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Dr. Stuart Merl

Hematology and Oncology
Kettering, OH
43 years experience male

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Hematology and Oncology

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
Hematology and Oncology 43 years experience
Probably not cancer: The good news is that breast cancer is rare in 17 year olds. Even if you have a family history, your age would make it unlikely. Unfortunately, that is not a guarantee of it being nothing serious. I would recommend you see your primary care doctor or gynecologist for a more complete evaluation of the situation. Mastitis, an inflammation of the breast tissue could potentially cause your symptoms.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
Hematology and Oncology 43 years experience
Yes: Some of the hallmark symptoms of lymphoma include fever, night sweats, loss of appetite and weight loss. It should be stated that there are benign conditions such as infections which can cause fevers and weight loss as well. Also there are patients with lymphoma who do not get sweats or weight loss. So it is complicated.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Merl
Hematology and Oncology 43 years experience
Bleeding/poor intake: The most common cause is bleeding, which could be "normal" like a woman with periods or abnormal bleeding as in the GI tract. That could be from gastritis, ulcers, abnormal blood vessels, diverticuli (small pockets in the intestines), or tumors (benign or malignant). Also very low iron in the diet (no red meat or green leafy vegetables) or failure to absorb iron from the GI tract can do it.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Merl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Merl is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1978MD
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