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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Risk factors: A hematologist will likely discuss with you your risk factors for dvt- birth control, smoking, family history. ...They will probably also do some bloo... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Hematologic disorder: Low white blood cell counts and enlarged spleen can be seen in a number of conditions- liver disease, viral infections, and lymphoma would be examples... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Source of blood loss: If you have heavy bleeding during menses, that would be the most likely cause. If not, a gastroenterology consult for colonoscopy and upper endoscopy... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
MGUS: Monoclonal gammopathy is the presence of a protein in your blood all produced from the daughter cells of one type of cell (plasma cells, which are one... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Excisional biopsy: Yes, removal of a lymph node is ideal, but sometimes a neee biopsy is enough. The tissue is sent for special studies such as flow cytometry, which ma... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Convenience, side fx: Capecitabine causes more diarrhea and can make hands and feet very sore, but you avoid the need for a pump at home which may allowore freedom. The ef... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Bruising : It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disap... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Possible myeloma: If you have anemia (low red cell count) or an abnormal protein in the blood (m-spike), your doctor may want to rule out multiple myeloma- a disorder o... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Risk of herniation: It may be that one or more of the lesions is in a location which is at high risk for pushing the brain stem against the base of the skull causing a mo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 21 years experience
Abnormal blood test: Usually due to abnormal blood test result- high or low white blood cells, hemoglobin, or platelets. Blood clotting or bleeding problems are also trea... Read More
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