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Dr. Feras Abdul khalek

Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
DC
15 years experience male

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Currently a Fellow in hematology and oncology at Georgetown university hospital

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Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

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English

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
33 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Any one : Plavix (clopidogrel) is used to thin the blood. Tou should avoid things that increase your risk of bleeding . Any stool softener a or laxative is okay... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
7 days : We usually ask patients to stop Plavix (clopidogrel) 7 days prior to a procedure to prevent bleeding . So the effect of Plavix (clopidogrel) lasts 7 d... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
2-3 days: Usually bacterial blood cultures take 2 days to grow and the results should be out by 3 days. If they are looking for fungus or viruses on the culture... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
.: I think you need to get a diagnosis regarding your chronic joint pain. There is a subtype of anemia called anemia of chronic disease , which your bloo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : You could have easy bruising, nosebleeds. Some people bleed more than others with that platelet count though. Usually we do not give platelets unless ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
It's fine : It's totally safe in pregnancy to take magnesium citrate. If it helps with your symptoms then go ahead and continue it ! :).
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Not likely: Not likely lung cancer. Sounds like muscle-skeletal pain, ie muscle sprain. If it persists for a few weeks then it warrants a doctor visit. Your ct sc... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : We usually do not treat positive urine cultures unless the person has urinary symptoms such as burning while urinating, urinating much more than often... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Depends : Unfortunately esophageal cancer is an aggressive one but if u catch it early it has a better chance of not recurring. It all depends on the primary st... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Yes : More than 90% of bronchitis episodes are viral illnesses from which one should recover from with time and antibiotics are not necessary. If the bronch... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
.: Chemotherapy attacks rapidly growing cells, so it attacks the cancer cells as well as normal body cells that grow rapidly, including your hair follicl... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Spectrum of disease : Myelodyaplastic syndrome is a type of myeloproliferative disorder. So it's one disease but there is a spectrum. Myelodyaplasia means abnormal looking ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Rotate areas. : Unfortunately these under the skin injections all can cause lumps under the skin. Time should improve them. My advice would be to change injection are... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See doctor : If your shortness of breath is truly from anemia then that means your blood level is pretty low, and you should be evaluated by a doctor and you might... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
.: It's likely a reaction to the Rituximab infusion like an allergic reaction. This could possibly be prevented next time if they infuse the Rituximab s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Very important : The CBC (complete blood count ) gives us lots of information regarding red and white cells as well as platelet count. It's our main test to differenti... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Depends : Despite a negative biopsy, persistent symptoms of occasional spotting warrants a hysteroscopy with "d ; c" sampling. This will visualize the uterus wi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
No: Having a low hemoglobin causes your heart to work much harder and on the long run can cause your heart to poop out. Low hemoglobin causes shortness of... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
No : That's an acceptable platelet level.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Solid: They would feel like solid masses under the skin that are fixed in place sometimes with overlying skin discoloration.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Likely not : Likely not . If the radiologist saw something suspicious on he mammogram they would have asked you to do extra mammogram imaging. The report will give... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the an... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Depends on platelets: I'm sorry to hear that he has cll. First check with his doctor that this is truly from chemo. Chemotherapy usually causes low blood counts. His platel... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Concerning : Leg pain could be associated with colon cancer. You should see your oncologist and should get appropriate imaging for the area that you have pain in.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorde... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Non cardiac : You likely have non cardiac chest pain given your age and description of the pain, could be anxiety. Nevertheless chest pain should never be taken lig... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
.: It's probably not a lymph node, could be a baker's cyst. If your knee is swollen then get it checked out. If your whole knee is swollen then you also ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
No: When lymph nodes enlarge they are solid structures, they are not filled with fluid, so they can't be popped.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Depends : Depends on the chemo, but usually it's short lived , but the effects of chemo last for weeks such as immune suppression . Side effects from chemo can ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
.: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by lymph pain. But if you are having episodes of fevers and chills, unexplained abdominal pain for months, high ldh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
No: Exercise does not lower blood iron levels.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
This is likely: Something not serious like hemmoroids or an anal fissure (crack in skin ) . Not all hemmoroids are painful. It's important u see a GI doctor because t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : We usually can monitor cll if only the white count is affected and is not increasing quickly. If your white count starts going up rapidly, if u start ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : It's great that u saw a doctor for the lymph nodes. I assume your doctor is monitoring them. If there is no evident cause for your lymph nodes and the... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Autoimmune : Your reason for anemia is likely due to your autoimmune diseases (psoriasis and graves). People with this type of anemia also get iron deficiency anem... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Not due to cold: Swollen nodes in the neck are likely due to an underlying infectious cause like a virus, they can come and go. There are lots of other less common rea... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
No: Cholangiocarcinoma is a serious cancer and you need expert advice from a surgeon and an oncologist. Depending on the extent and on your physical condi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : Depends on reason for enlargement of lymph node and location. If it is an infectious nodes then treat infection . If it is suspicious for lymphoma (le... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See gynecologist : Vaginal spotting should be evaluated by a gynecologist. If you are having heavy menstruations then you could be anemic. Symptoms would include fatigue... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : These are blood tests that we usually do to screen people who we think have a predisposition to have blood clots. By themselves they don't mean anythi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
No: It's a blood pressure medication
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
It was missed : This was likey missed on ultrasound, it can be easily missed. Depending on the ct imaging it can also be missed in that. If you want a definite answer... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
See below : Low hematocrit after surgery is sometimes expected ( above 30) given that you might have lost some blood during surgery. It should get better with tim... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
.: Given your medical history your blood work presented above is okay. You are a bit anemic but this could be explained by the thyroid and arthritis that... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Lower baseline : People with any cause of chronic anemia in general tend to tolerate anemia more than others because their bodies are used to a lower baseline of red c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Yes : Yes, you can donate blood if you have high blood pressure , and the medications in your blood shouldn't be a problem either.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
It's fine : Isolated spotting for one day is common and not worrisome, if this continues then u should see your obgyn.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Part of anemia: Polychromasia means lots of immature red blood cells in the blood stream . When red blood cells don't have enough nutrients they can be smaller (micro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Low platelets : I don't understand what liver count off means. But easy bruising could be a sign of low platelet count.

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Oct 8, 2013
Very intelligent, dedicated, caring expert. Highly recommend.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abdul khalek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abdul khalek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Lebanon
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV HOSPITAL
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