Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michael Engel

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It's an inherited...: Blood disorder caused by a nutation in the 6th codon of the beta globin chain, one of the two globins that constitute adult hemoglobin-a. People who a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Generally, your.....: Anemia would have to be significant before you experience an impact on your periods. Indeed, anemias emerge commonly among women because they have a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Computed tomography : Can often detect abnormalities consistent with ovarian cancer, but a specific diagnosis with only imaging, except in rare circumstances, is ill advise ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Your COPD: Can elevate your risk as a sedation candidate, so prior to any procedure, you should be evaluated by an anesthesiologist so that appropriate preparati ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No. : The differential diagnosis for a lump in the arm is long indeed, and includes things that can be easily treated as well as things that are life threat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
This is surprisingly: Complex question. How long it takes for a mass to achieve a given size is highly variable and depends upon the rate of cell cycle progression, growth ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not really.....: The differential (ie., the percentage of the different kinds of wbcs), plus some additional details as to why you were checking in the first place wou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
This is an odd.....: Question. Of course, a theoretical answer is yes, but i would ask you why you are focussed on whether or not you have cancer? Likewise, why are you a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Food poisoning....: Is not an infectious process, but rather is a general term that refers to toxin-mediated symptoms, such as nausea/emesis. Your "clogged ear" is likely ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Beta thalassemia: Is a quantitative deficiency of beta globin, caused by alterations in regulatory elements governing beta globin expression. The mutation that causes s ... Read More
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