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Hematology (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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The doctors said I had a low factor 8 they are sending me to a blood doctor. Why?

The doctors said I had a low factor 8 they are sending me to a blood doctor. Why?

Hemophilia: Low factor viii levels can be seen with hemophilia a or von willebrand disease, or they can be a lab error. You will be seeing a hematologist to determine whether or not you have any of these conditions. The md will ask you about any bleeding problems with surgery or otherwise, and if anyone in your family has bleeding problems. ...Read more

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I lost my mucus plug at 20wks/2 days No blood. Doctor said don't worry about it should I get a second opinion? Was told to resume regular activities

I lost my mucus plug at 20wks/2 days No blood. Doctor said don't worry about it should I get a second opinion? Was told to resume regular activities

Mucus plug: Consider a consult with a maternal fetal specialist or ask for an ultrasound for cervical length. Depending on your medical or surgical history this may not be that abnormal. ...Read more

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Blood doctor, I want to know what are the causes of sickle cell disease?

Blood doctor, I want to know what are the causes of sickle cell disease?

"Undesired Traits": Sickle cell disease is caused by two individuals who both possess sickle cell trait, a condition in which the individuals look normal and do not have the disease, but carry a recessive gene that when combined with a similar person yields sickle cell disease. This condition can be genetically tested prior to having children- especially african americans. ...Read more

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I m say my doctor I wana test. Blood cancer. ..... He recommends hematology profile test. Is gud to see all. Blood cancer?

I m say my doctor I wana test. Blood cancer. ..... He recommends hematology profile test. Is gud to see all. Blood cancer?

Initial CBC: Blood cancer is a vast subject area with many complex examples. However, routine 'hematology profile' (various counts) is a good begining. ...Read more

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I was sent 2 a blood doctor my WBC has been high 4 a few years he says he don't think it's cancer but come bk n 3 months he said the blood can change?

I was sent 2 a blood doctor my WBC has been high 4 a few years he says he don't think it's cancer but come bk n 3 months he said the blood can change?

Listen to oncologist: Good to know you do not have blood Cancer. If your WBC has been higher than the normal level for 4 years and they just want to monitor closely, it is a god sign. There are different types of WBC. I also noticed you have "bleeding " problem, . This may be related to your blood disorder. Glad that you have " blood doctor" watching over the condition. They are expert in this condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor calls you back to say your blood test is borderline?

What does it mean when the doctor calls you back to say your blood test is borderline?

Test for what?: A borderline result means that it cannot be determined if the test is positive or negative. Depending on the disorder suspected, the test may need to be repeated in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when you have a blood cell that can burst or ruptures?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when you have a blood cell that can burst or ruptures?

Hemoylosis: Hemoylosis is when some outside or inside the cell causes increase pressure or trauma and the cell ruptures ...Read more

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I am a 50 yr. Old female. My doctors office called and left me a message on my phone saying my kidney function has gotten worse. I looked up my blood?

I am a 50 yr. Old female. My doctors office called and left me a message on my phone saying my kidney function has gotten worse. I looked up my blood?

Unclear question: Not sure what your question is. If you're asking if they can tell how your kidney function is doing by checking your blood, then yes. Also, that msg they left is very general- please call back to clarify. It can be as simple as being dehydrated on the day they took your labs, so they want to recheck. Or one of your meds may be affecting your kidneys. Or your kidneys may be slowing down. ...Read more

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Blood results are back! Not sure what it all means. Should I call the doctor for another appointment?

Blood results are back! Not sure what it all means. Should I call the doctor for another appointment?

YES!: It's great to be involved with your tests/treatments, but you should always have the doc explain what test results mean and/or why it is important. ...Read more

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Got bloods done on tuesday :') full blood count no results back from doctors yet haven't got a call to say they where back?

Got bloods done on tuesday :') full blood count no results back from doctors yet haven't got a call to say they where back?

Stay calm: It has only been 2 days maybe all of the results are not ready. Rember all those vial and tubes of blood have to be transported to a lab and processed. Various department for example hematology microbiology techs are working day and night with the samples, running tests. Sometimes looking under microscopes counting cells. Etc... It is a big production. Politely call the staff for results. ...Read more

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When do I need to call the doctor with high blood sugar?

It depends: Blood sugar varies and can range over a large set of numbers. It also depends whether you have known diabetes or not and whether you are taking treatment for diabetes or not. Normal fasting sugar level is <100. If it is between 100-200 it is high, if it is over 300mg, it requires urgent treatment. So you need to use your judgment, based on your circumstances.. ...Read more

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My doctor just called and said I had high blood sugar and I have to come in for more test. Should I be concerned about this?

Depends: If your blood sugar is high (and esp if you were fasting when it was drawn) then you may have diabetes. If that is the case they will definitely work with you on treating this. May include possible weight loss (if you have a weight problem), or medication treatments. Don't panic yet, just do the follow-up testing and see what those results show. ...Read more

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When you are waiting for test results from testing from blood papsmere and urine is it normal for the doctor to call you and have you come in for results? Regardless if the results are good or not?

When you are waiting for test results from testing from blood papsmere and urine is it normal for the doctor to call you and have you come in for results? Regardless if the results are good or not?

Yes: Often, personal communication, and not through a phone call, text, email, etc. Is just good interpersonal relations and is a more trusting environment, . Also help to show charts, diagrams, demos, etc. ...Read more

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Got a full blood battery done. Booked my follow up appt for 3weeks later. Test results came back but doc didn't call me. I call and he said nothing urgent that can't wait. I probe deeper into HIV results and he said he will see me on Monday but will need

Got a full blood battery done. Booked my follow up appt for 3weeks later. Test results came back but doc didn't call me. I call and he said nothing urgent that can't wait. I probe deeper into HIV results and he said he will see me on Monday but will need

Have Patience: Wait and have patience. We can not help you. You have no choice to wait till you see him. Do not get sick thinking about it. Monday is not far off as it is a long Holiday Weekend
Have a Happy New Year
Hope for the best ...Read more

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My doctor called me and told that my blood test came back postive 1 out 8 for down syndrome. Should I abort?

My doctor called me and told that my blood test came back postive 1 out 8 for down syndrome. Should I abort?

Additonal tests: There are additional, more definitive tests, e.g., amniocentesis, ultrasound examination, that should be done before you make a decision. The topic is not suitable for consultation in this forum. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How worried should I be with an A1c of 5.8? My doctor didn't even call me when the blood test results came in so I assume he wasn't concerned.

How worried should I be with an A1c of 5.8? My doctor didn't even call me when the blood test results came in so I assume he wasn't concerned.

Higher diabetes risk: A1c of 5.8 could mean a higher risk for developing diabetes. Fasting and post-prandial (after eating) blood sugar measurements are more meaningful in a non-diabetic patient. Weight loss, dietary modification and exercise are the mainstay therapy if you are borderline diabetic. Metformin may also be recommended depending on your inherent risk factors. ...Read more