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What Can A Hematologist Help Me With
Blood disorders: Hematologists are specialists in disorders of the blood system which includes a broad variety of conditions like anemia, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and others. They handle these conditions and other aspects of disorders of blood cell production including disorders of platlets which are involved in clotting disease. ...Read more
Possible myeloma: If you have anemia (low red cell count) or an abnormal protein in the blood (m-spike), your doctor may want to rule out multiple myeloma- a disorder of white blood cells. Free light chain testing is part of the evaluation for this. You should speak to your doctor to find out what prompted him to order the test, rather than worrying about it. Good luck, hope it is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 blood tests to check for genetic or acquired conditions that can increase your tendency to develop blood clots. Finally, they will discuss with you how long you will need to continue the blood thinners that have likely been prescribed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarify: I am not a hematologist, but I think you should clarify so that a hematologist can answer accurately. Where were the plasma cells found? Peripheral blood smear (i.e., a blood test)? A lymph node? Was it from the bone marrow (i.e., bone marrow biopsy)? Or some other biopsy? The interpretation will be vastly different depending on the sample and source. I'll pray that it's not serious. Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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