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why would i be referred to a hematologist

A 59-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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
For blood disorders: Generally you will see a hematologist on referral from your primary doctor. You would be experiencing paleness, shortness of breath, bruising, loss o ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Trust ur primary doc: Hematologist are doctors that specialize in diagnosing & treating blood diseases (like anemia & others). Oncologist specialize in diagnosis &a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes and No: If a general OB or family physician or midwife refers a patient to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, there is an opportunity for a woman to learn ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: In general, but it would be better to describe the benign tumor. A lipoma? A breast cyst? Oncologist understand lumps, but make a living administerin ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple: Anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, polycythemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, lytic bone lesions, any leukemia or lymphoma and other cancers.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
REFERRAL: I would be happy to help you but more information is required & a medical record must be created. The HealthTap platform is an easy, virtual solu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Insurance issues: America is a free country, so any patient can see a gastroenterologist, without having to get permission from another person. The restrictions are ins ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatrist: Mostly for assessment and medication management/psychotherapy, for wide array of psychological problems.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Breast Specialist: Can't tell you if it is necessary to see the breast specialist if I don't know the nature of the problem. I would suspect that a referral wouldn't be ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Hematology: Many blood disorders are sufficiently unusual that they are best diagnosed and managed by people with specific interest and experience. In that manner ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: It would be appropriate to see a hematologist. However, you may wish to consult your primary care provider first.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A blood count: Leukemia is suspected, and may be diagnosed, by a blood count. A bone marrow biopsy is usually required to confirm the diagnosis and get additional in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Choice of specialty: You need to discuss this with the rheumatologist since they know far more info than you have provided here. It sounds as if the rheumatologist may fee ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
25 years experience Radiology
Good question: I suspect you had some abnormal labs.....Maybe thyroid function, glucose levels or calcium. Your doctor should go over this with you.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Chemotherapy for cancers has many potentially serious side effects. Generally chemotherapy is prescribed by medical oncologist and hematologists. So ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons...: For example: You stop dilating; the baby is too big to fit; the baby isn't getting enough oxygen from the Placenta; you get an infection; The placent ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Specialist therapist: Any type of psychotherapist (psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, marriage & family therapist) specializing in anxiety can help determine what w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
A gastroenterologist: Pancreatitis can be managed by a gastroenterologist often a general surgeon gets involved directly or on a request from a gastroenterologist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Sounds as if you may have a lupus anticoagulant based on what you are stating which can be seen in the setting of lupus. If have not had a major clot ... Read More
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