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Why would I be referred to a hematologist

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Abnormal blood count: Abnormal test results, usuallt abnormal blood count may prompt a referral to a hemtologist. This may be a low or high red blood cell, white blood cell... Read More
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Blood diseases: Hematologists specialize in diagnosing and treating blood diseases. Typically, a patient would be referred to a hematologist because of anemia, bruis... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Hematology and Oncology 19 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
The specialist will: Further do workup to check for genetic causes of DVT including deficiencies in protein c , protein s and Antithrombin 3. Small trauma to blood vessels... Read More
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
Hematology and Oncology 19 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
He's getting: an anemia work up. Loss of blood is one issue, iron given, low retic count my indicate lack of production, a bone marrow is one of the next test to s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Trust ur primary doc: Hematologist are doctors that specialize in diagnosing & treating blood diseases (like anemia & others). Oncologist specialize in diagnosis &a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Double checking: I think initially your hematologist will want to double check your blood counts. If they are persistently low, they will discuss with you what the pot... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Penumovac: Incidental removal of spleen by itself does not require consultation by a hematologist. However, you should get vaccine for pneumococcal organisms. Fo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
IgE high : Not necessarily. There are many causes for high IgE. Need to narrow down the possibilities. Cancer is one possibility but so are other causes -allergi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Monoclonal spike: It means that your blood show high abnormal proteins. Monoclonal means one type of b cells are produced by your excessively on lab electrophoresis met... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Specialist for Blood: Hematologists are specialists for blood disorders which can be benign or Malignant. A detailed CBC(complete blood count) is the first test to show the... Read More

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