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Dr. Michael Benjamin
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Hematology (Overview)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow is called a hematologist.


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Crp. 1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

Crp. 1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

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 disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Benjamin
319 Doctors shared insights

Hematology (Overview)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow is called a hematologist.


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Which groups are most frequently affected by multiple myeloma?

Which groups are most frequently affected by multiple myeloma?

Blacks in US: Twice the incidence in african americans than caucasians. Some families have a higher incidence. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Disorders of blood: The study of blood related disorders include such things as bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, low blood counts (anemia, low platelets, low neutrophils), high blood counts, abnormal hemoglobin, and much more. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Blood: The study of blood and blood related issues like clotting. Anemias of various kinds, hemophilia, leukemia, bleeding disorders. It is a wide medical category and often doctors do both hematology and cancer as a single specialty. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology?

What exactly is hematology?

Blood science: Hematology is the science (and art) of blood and blood disorders; doctors trained and certified in this field sre hematologists. Check out this site- hematology. Org. ...Read more

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Hematology count 10 please explan?

Hematology count 10 please explan?

Confused.: Could it be that your hemoglobin is 10? I would contact the doctor that ordered these slabs and discuss the significance. ...Read more

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Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Hematology: Is one of important subject in medicine to learn the normal physiology / development of blood cells and lymphatic organs and to learn the various type of blood disorders - benign, cancerous, acquired, congenital etc as well as abnormalities/ disorders that are affecting the lymphatic organs. ...Read more

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What's the RDW in hematology?

RBC size variation: Rdw is a a statistical measurement of the differences in size of the red blood cells (rbc). Higher RDW values mean that there is more variation in the sizes of the rbc. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with increased rdw, especially after iron replacement starts. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

Thanks for asking!: Increased basophil count is associated with many pathologic conditions, including: allergic reactions (drug, food), inflammation (ulcerative colitis, arthritis), endocrinopathy (diabetes, hypothyroidism), infection (chicken pox, small pox, tb, influenza), iron deficiency anemia, radiation exposure, myeloproliferative disorders, basophilic leukemia...Etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology oncology?

What exactly is hematology oncology?

Blood & cancer: This is the medical science of blood and cancers. ...Read more

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What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

Definition: Mcv: mean corpuscular volume. Mch: mean corpuscular hemoglobin. The MCV tells us the size of the red blood cells and the MCH tells us how much hemoglobin is in each cell. The MCV is more important than the mch. They are referred to as red cell indices and they help us differentiate certain red blood cell problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

How are blood cells counted in a hematology report?

Usually automated: Blood cells are counted electromechanically as each blood cell is passed thru a really small Loop that acts as counter of number and size in one way. Another way is counting by laser reflections and in both, computers figure what type. The smallest are platelets, followed by red cells, and largest are all types of blood cells. In manual counting, a pathologist IDs blood cells microscopically ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high hematology sed rate? Urgent

Not specific: High erythrosedimentation rate or high ESR. It is used as a tool very often to find out levels of inflammation but is not specific or diagnostic of one disease. If it is normal then most likely there is no active inflammation (that can be due to rheumatologic disorders), malignancy or infecions. But if high, then it matter most in which context was done because may signified any of those 3. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hematology and oncology?

Blood and cancer: The study and treatment of blood disorders and malignancies. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hematology: what is the cause of childhood lymphocytic predominance seen from 2 weeks of age until age 8?

Hematology: what is the cause of childhood lymphocytic predominance seen from 2 weeks of age until age 8?

Viral encounters: This is likely due to viral exposures early in life. The lymphocytes are the primary cell involved in the processing of viruses. Since early in life most of these encounters are new, there tends to be a lymphocyte predominance in the white blood cell differential. ...Read more

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Hematology report showed White Blod Cells Count is 12.3 above Normal range 4.0 - 11.0 NEUTROPHILS= 9.1 Above normal range of 2.0 - 7.5 I. N. R.1.16?

Hematology report showed White Blod Cells Count is 12.3 above Normal range 4.0 - 11.0 NEUTROPHILS= 9.1 Above normal range of 2.0 - 7.5 I. N. R.1.16?

Lab results: In the absence of symptoms or clinical exam findings, lab results that are "near normal" can be discussed with the ordering physician, but generally can be considered normal. In some cases, a physician may want to repeat the tests at a later date to see if this would represent your "baseline" lab results, a transient abnormality, or an early trend towards abnormal results. ...Read more

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How does hematology relate to the cardiovascular system?

How does hematology relate to the cardiovascular system?

Blood: Hematology is the study of the blood and its components, as well as the lymph system. Blood is the contents of the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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What is hematology, and is it related to the cardiovascular system?

What is hematology, and is it related to the cardiovascular system?

Blood disorders.: Hematology is the study of blood disorders. Most commonly treated things in this area are blood clotting disorders and blood related cancers likely leukemia. ...Read more

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I had blood drawn and my metamyelocytes count was 99 dr is referring me to see a hematology dr. Should I be worried and what does this means?

I had blood drawn and my metamyelocytes count was 99 dr is referring me to see a hematology dr. Should I be worried and what does this means?

Metamyelocytosis: I agree that you should undergo a hematological evaluation. A value of 99% is very significant & must be explained. Please let me know what your hematologist finds. Thank you very much. ...Read more

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Hi. In my Hematology test both Mono% and Baso% were flagged as high MONO% 7.13% K/ul EOS% 2.68% K/ul BASO% 1.28% K/ul I do not know what happened to m?

Hi. In my Hematology test both Mono% and Baso% were flagged as high MONO% 7.13% K/ul EOS% 2.68% K/ul BASO% 1.28% K/ul I do not know what happened to m?

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves are not uncommon... which has almost no meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... could be anything... or could be nothing. ...Read more

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If we do hematology test we find blood cancer in this test?

If we do hematology test we find blood cancer in this test?

Not necessarily: Blood cancers, also called leukemias, result in high numbers of white blood cells. Acute leukemia can often be found on a routine blood test. However, not all blood cancers can be found this way. A diagnosis of blood cancer usually requires a history and physical exam in addition to blood tests. That's why it's important you see your doctor! There's more to the story than just a test. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pediatric oncology and hematology?

Different focus.: Pediatric oncologogists diagnose, treat and care for children with cancer or malignancies. Some overlap with hematology because they are blood cancers. Pediatric hematologists deal with many blood problems, some which are cancers (leukemia), some which are minor (iron deficiency anemias), some which are life-threatening (aplastic anemia), some which are inherited (sickle cell, hemophilia). ...Read more

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Hematology doctor, I want to know what are the symptoms of hemophilia?

Hematology doctor, I want to know what are the symptoms of hemophilia?

Bleeding: Depends on the level of the factors in the blood. Meaning factor 8 in hemophilia a. If less than 5%, high risk of bleeding. So there are several types. Sometimes not identified until adulthood because no surgeries have been done. In kids if severe, bleeding into joints is common. But it may be prolonged postoperative bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Should I go to cancer center and also a hematology and oncology center?

Should I go to cancer center and also a hematology and oncology center?

What is the problem: You did not explain why you want to go to cancer centre? . First you should see your own local physician, who will refer to an oncologist, if it is a rare cancer your oncologist will refer you for experimental treatments in a cancer centre, or you seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Many causes: Ptt is a screening test that tests for the status of multiple coagulation factors in blood. There are a variety of reasons for prolonged PTT results. Typically, the possibilities are addressed by hematologists and can be due to factor deficiencies (acquired or genetic) or to inhibitors. Some factor deficiencies (xi, ix, viii) identified by PTT prolongation cause bleeding. Some (xii) do not. ...Read more