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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
BM: You can also enroll as a donor in bethematch.com
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
BMT: Unlikely but you should know that you are helping someone that really needs it. Often bone marrow transplant is their only chance of survival
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
MCV: Low MCV usually means microcytic anemia where your cells are smaller than normal. This is usually related to iron deficiency. But can also be related ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes it is possible especially if it is a low grade lymphoma
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lump: This could be a thyroglossal cyst which are usually bening but should have checked out
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Heme: It is the hemoglobin that carries oxygen. Iron is part of the heme molecule that makes the hemoglobin
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: I would strongly suggest a biopsy especially if the lymph nodes are painless. Among the differential diagnosi is lymphoma. An excisional biopsy is the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Iron: It could be related to eating too much iron but can also be related to a condition called hemochromatosis. For this diagnosis you'll have to be tested ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessary: Smelly discharge could mean infection but it does not rule other etiologies like malignancy. I would await the final pathology report to be sure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
PTT: An elevated PTT can be an imdication that you are at risk of bleeding easily or something is interfering with your coagulation factors. That is why yo ... Read More
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