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Dr. Sameh Abuerreish

Hematology and Oncology
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28 years experience male

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Hematology and Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Hemorrhoids: likely not. The causes include hemorrhoids , anal fissure, which are common being conditions. Anal fissure causes pain after defecation. The possibili... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Cough: coughing can cause chest and abdominal pain especially if it is Hard coughing. If someone has a cold then these can accompany it. No worry about cance... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
One is a neoplasm: An abscess is a cavity that contains pus. It indicates a soft tissue infections that got encapsulated (contained) and now it is a sphere that has pus ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Red cell indices: MCV is mean cell ( corpuscle ) volume it is the average size of the red cells it is used to study and classify anemias (low hemoglobin states) low ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Neutrophilia: the medical terminology for an increase in the absolute neutrophil count above the upper limit of the reference range Another term is granulocytosis ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Benign tumors: myxoid tumor of connective tissue its claim to fame comes from being the most common primary tumor of the heart, particularly in the atrium. myxoid is... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Immunodeficiency: lymphocytes are the regulators of our immune system. Low lymphocyte count is less than 500/ mm3 this can be part of a total low white count ( say bon... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Lymphocyte count: The absolute number is really what counts. The lymphocyte count of 1000 is really good. Abnormal is when it is less than 500. Sometimes viral infectio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Mesothelioma: Under the microscope , mesothelioma can be classified into 2 major types , epithelioid and scarcomatoid. The sarcomatoid (meaning resembling sarcoma o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Chloroprene: Neoprene is polychloroprene This is synthetic rubber The EPA classifies Chloroprene as a group D chemical this makes its carcinogenicity inconclusive... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Monoclonal antibody: Campath (alemtuzumab) -1H it is a monoclonal antibody ( immunoglobulin structure) a large protein that binds to CD 52 , a surface receptor on mature ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
ANTIFIBRINOLYTIC: can be given as pills or injections given to stop or reduce bleeding it inhibits the fibrinolysis ( clot breaking) in our bodies , thus favoring clo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count ( checked on a simple CBC, blood count test) This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu. viral condi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Enoxaparin: basically resume the enocaparin as scheduled. Do not take more to try and make up for the lost dose. We stop the medicine frequently before surgeries... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
25 %: Normal hemoglobin AA Sickle hemoglobin SS Sickle carrier (AS) So if both parents are carriers, then each has a AS genotype. ( roughly half of their ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Epistaxis: Sit up straight Do not lie down or tilt head backwards pinch the nose just below the bone against the face apply pressure for 5 minutes. Repeat for 5... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
G6PD deficiency: Fava beans and similar legumes (Soy, Mediterranean, Mexican, black, red, Kidney beans,....) SULFITES MENTHOL Artificial blue food coloring Vitamin C... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Somtatostatin analog: This mimics somatostatin. A peptide hormone secreted by the pancreas. its job is to antagonize other pancreatic hormones.So think of it as a synthetic... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Probably not.: The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis. This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold) The red dots com... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Iron deficiency: fatigue and poor concentration. of course if the deficiency leads to anemia. then the anemia will cause exertional symptoms, near syncope , light hea... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Blood donation: Neurobion is a multivitamin. blood donation usually stresses the iron stroes in the body. one can become iron deficient from frequent donations. Neur... Read More
A 91-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Very possible.: the older we are , the more fragile our bones. this is possible. however, certain symptoms / signs besides swelling suggest fracture more. These are p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Splenic function: The spleen is a place where older red cells die after they age. The spleen is part of the reticuloendothelial system which includes the liver. The liv... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Dizziness: Dizziness can be light headidness or vertigo ( false sense of movement or spinning).If you have a localizing symptom such as the pressure behind the e... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
The same but....: Each hemoglobin molecule is able to carry 4 oxygen molecules. The iron atom in the hemoglobin enables it to bind to the oxygen. As blood passes throug... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
3 yrs: in one of the trials , the median survival was 31 months. This means that half of the people who took this combination lived more than this. so it is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Etiology of tumors: Exposure to Radiation is the only definite risk factor for all types of brain tumors ( meningiomas and gliomas) History of previous cancers during chi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Blood thinners: I suppose you can. Anyway , food does not affect the absorption of these drugs . Unless you have an ulcer or history of ,then you are ok.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Clopidogrel: antagonizes platelet function and reduces platelet clottability
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Dizziness: yes , this is quites possible. However, once the impacted wax (cerumen) is removed, one should feel relief.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Dizziness: If this happens only after cleaning the ear (ear toilet) and goes away, then it is physiologic. no need to be concerned.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Her 2 neu pos ER PR-: The cancer is questions is not sensitive to hormonal therapy or ablation. I presume this is breast cancer. It stains strongly for Her 2 neu. This mea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Healthy in general: Age 17 or older At least weigh 110 pounds feeling well Medications: many are ok these are the ones that generally exclude donors Prostate medicati... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Lipoma: If the mass is painless and soft ,slippery and does not affect the overlying skin, then this is a lipoma. They are usually left alone. can be multiple... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Lipoma: most likely lipoma . benign adipose or fatty tissue growth . This is benign. If it is not growing then no need for tests
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Paraneoplastic dis: If such tests refer to the antibody panel ( blood test) that is done, then the answer is no or not entirely . The tests are done with the Internet of ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Lymph node enlarged: In general lumps in the groin can be present and up to 1.5 or 2 cm in size. They are generally reactive but low grade lymphomas ( lymph node cancer ) ... Read More

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Oct 22, 2017
Dr. Abuerreish is very knowledgeable and makes a genuine effort to be helpful.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abuerreish is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abuerreish is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks alot for the reply.CBC report showed normal values please reply
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That is interesting. Thank you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Kansas - Fall
2014
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