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Many causes: There are many causes of anemia. They are categorized by mechanism: blood loss, faulty or decreased red blood cell production, or destruction of red blood cells. Iron deficiency caused by blood loss is the most common. Many doctors treat common anemias by eliminating the cause (source of bleeding), prescribing supplements (iron/B12), but a hematologist is needed for more complex diagnosis/treatment ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Isolated low platelets with no signs of bleeding or other blood abnormality is usually immune system mediated. This can be from a medication, a complication of an infection, or autoimmune (ITP). For these, remove offending drug, treat infection. With ITP only treat for ...Read more
Different causes: Many diffferent conditions can give you low white blood cells- from the most benign one such as race difference, congenital to the most serious one such as leukemia/ or other bone marrow problems. Hematologist is a type of doctor who evaluates and manages various blood disorders and able to differentiate one problem to the other and would help your sort out the problem with your low white cells. ...Read more
Probably. ..: The most worrisome blood clots form in the veins of the legs and can travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. Also blood clots that form internally and can travel to the brain causing a stroke are life-threatening. A number of inherited clotting disorders exist, and a hematologist can clarify the diagnosis. Review with your primary care doctor and ask for a referral. Good luck! ...Read more
Can you tell me in one month to get all the information and I wanted to talk to my hematologist about it. Is it worth it?
Question unclear: I can't tell from your question what you want to discuss. Please resubmit with more clear information. ...Read more
Can a hematologist pls explain diff btwn serum free light chain and total flc? Serum and urine numbers are 3x high for flc, total light chain/ratio ok
Free light chains: The light chain ratio is a number that represents the ratio of kappa to lambda light chains. It tells me that one light chain is produced at higher amounts versus the other. ...Read more
Asked hematologist for serum free light chain test but he entered total light chain with ratio that came back normal. Should I ask for retest with flc?
Doubt it: There isn't going to be a dominant chain, so there isn't going to be a myeloma. ...Read more
Question about lab results from hematologist. Free kappa light chains serum 19.97 (range is 3.30-19.40mg/l) Normal lambda and ratio.
What for?: What are you being tested for? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Serum free light chain assay and kappa/lambda ratio are unreliable tests. Better would be have serum and urine protein electrophoresis. ...Read more
I just checked my health summary online and the doctor noted hyperglobulinemia and monoclonal gammopathies. I am also referred to a hematologist. What could be its meaning?
MGUS: Monoclonal gammopathy is the presence of a protein in your blood all produced from the daughter cells of one type of cell (plasma cells, which are one type of white blood cell.). This protein may be of no significance. Your hematogist can do additional testing to see if you are at risk of this becoming a more serious problem. ...Read more
?: Your question is not clear. Please rephrase. ...Read more
How do I go about getting off these ivig treatments of winrho? I feel as if its totally destroying my body. And my hematologist don't watch closely.
See below: Perhaps you need a to seek a second opinion with a different hematologist. It is not clear what you are receiving these treatments for. ...Read more
Make self referral: Ask your pcp to make a referral or self refer. ...Read more
Full eval and blood: Full history and physical, review of records and blood tests. ...Read more
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