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What is a hemotologist?

What is a hemotologist?

Hematologist: A hematologist is a physician who specializes in disorders of blood and the hematopoietic system. ...Read more

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Why would I need to see a hemotologist?

Why would I need to see a hemotologist?

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 of function and many other symptoms which could be from many sources. Your family doc will figure out that it is a blood disorder and the hematologist will analyze it and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get copies of tests results from hemotologist?

Yes: Yes. But it is best to have them fully explained to you. Some things that might flag out as abnormal may be 'fine.' also some numbers may be a problem in some people and not in others - depending on their age and other health conditions. Sit down and review the numbers / test with a physician you trust - that can explain things well. ...Read more

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What is an average Ferratin Level in women? Mine is 225 and increasing with each test (every 3 months). Should I be referred to a hemotologist?

What is an average Ferratin Level in women? Mine is 225 and increasing with each test (every 3 months). Should I be referred to a hemotologist?

Ferritin levels vary: ... widely in healthy people. Ferritin is a major iron binding protein inside cells. Low serum levels strongly suggest iron deficiency, e.g. from chronic bleeding. Levels up to 230 are normal. Higher levels may reflect excessive iron intake, but this is non-specific since inflammation, form a variety of causes, will also cause high levels. ...Read more

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What does a hematologist do?

What does a hematologist do?

A hematologist: Studies diseases and disorders of the blood, bone marrow and the spleen. Typically, hematologists also practice oncology. ...Read more

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What can a hematologist help me with

What can a hematologist help me with

Blood diseases: A hematologist is a specialist in blood diseases. He typically treats problems such as anemia, bleeding disorders, leukemia, and lymphoma. ...Read more

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Hematologist why do weneed to see them?

Hematologist why do weneed to see them?

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

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Why would I be referred to a hematologist?

Why would I be referred to a hematologist?

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 or platelet count. ...Read more

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Why would my hematologist order a freelight test?

Why would my hematologist order a freelight test?

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 more

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How to work on the system in order to see a hematologist?

Make self referral: Ask your pcp to make a referral or self refer. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an appointment with a hematologist?

What can I expect from an appointment with a hematologist?

Full eval and blood: Full history and physical, review of records and blood tests. ...Read more

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Why is someone referred to a hematologist and what do they do?

Why is someone referred to a hematologist and what do they do?

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 treated by hematologists. Finally, blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma may also be treated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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I have had 2 idiopathic uedvts and have been referred to a hematologist. What will he?

I have had 2 idiopathic uedvts and have been referred to a hematologist. What will he?

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 more

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Pls hematologist opinion needed no clinical findings but 15 percent plasma cells mean what?

Pls hematologist opinion needed no clinical findings but 15 percent plasma cells mean what?

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 more

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Infusions, my hemotologist has discontinued any future infusions. What would you recommend at this point?

Infusions, my hemotologist has discontinued any future infusions. What would you recommend at this point?

Minimal information: For a meaningful answer. The type of infusions as well as the condition for which you were treated would be needed. Most treatments/ infusions are stopped because they are no longer needed. ...Read more

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I'm asking any hemotologist about nlphl hl my docs say late recurrences are possible very late? Thoughts on nlphl please any information be appreciat

I'm asking any hemotologist about nlphl hl my docs say late recurrences are possible very late? Thoughts on nlphl please any information be appreciat

Lymphoma: Nearly 8 out of 10 patients with nlphl are diagnosed with early stage lymphoma, involving lymph nodes only in the neck and upper half of the body. Treatment of nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma includes chemotherapy and often radiation therapy as well. Most patients respond very well to treatment, and more than 90% are cured. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Hemotologist blood level 90, 000 help should I worry?

Hemotologist blood level 90, 000 help should I worry?

Need more info: It is your platelet count that is 90, 000? If so, you should consult a hematologists. You may start with your primary care provider to make that you have accurate test results.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hematologist opinion plasma cell 15 percent but no crab pls explain?

Smoldering Myeloma: They are watching carefully for the development of multiple myeloma in the future.

CRAB is an mnemonic for myeloma symptoms:
C: Calcium elevation
R: Renal Failure
A: Anemia
B: Bone lesions

For the diagnosis of multiple myeloma, you need:
Plasma cells > 10%
Monoclonal Protein to be detected
Positive for one of the symptoms in CRAB

So 15% plasma cell, but not crab would be smoldering myeloma. ...Read more

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Hematologist opinion pls 14 percent plasma cells without any crab feature mean?

Hematologist opinion pls 14 percent plasma cells without any crab feature mean?

Serum? Bone marrow?: CRAB: C = Calcium (elevated), R = Renal failure, A = Anemia, B = Bone lesions

This means very good news to start. Absence of the "C.R.A.B." features means low likelihood of multiple myeloma. The significance of the 14% depends of what kind of test you had and what kind of symptoms you are experiencing. Continue to follow up until you get satisfactory answers and a clean bill of health. ...Read more

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Low wbcs do you see a hematologist?

Low wbcs do you see a hematologist?

Low wbc: First is to repeat the blood work to confirm that low WBC is persistent. If it is significantly very low and especially if the other type of blood counts are also low- like the hemoglobin and/or platelet- then yes, you should see a hematologist. If the level is just very mild and this has not been repeated- your pmd should repeat this and make sure that this isn't lab error or viral infection. ...Read more

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How does a hemotologist treat low white blood count?

Depends on the cause: The first step is to determine the cause and treat that. Low white blood cell count is a symptom, like fever and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Does Ginkgo Biloba negatively affect BP? Hematologist tells me its dreadful FP says it's fine.

Does Ginkgo Biloba negatively affect BP? Hematologist tells me its dreadful FP says it's fine.

May lower BP: Not sure what you mean by "negatively affect BP."
Gingko has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Research shows it may help treat Dementia, Intermittent Claudication, PMS, Anxiety, Raynaud's, Macular Degeneration etc.
It may lower blood pressure in some so if taking with BP meds may cause BP to drop too low, though unlikely. It may interact with nifedipine. See
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I am being sent to hemotologist for low ferratin and 3% atypical lymphocytes. Should I be concerned?

I am being sent to hemotologist for low ferratin and 3% atypical lymphocytes. Should I be concerned?

Concerned: Concerned -yes, but 3% atypical lymphocytes is unlikely to have any effect on your well being. Get used to the fact that your blood work will be reviewed frequently (usually every 3 months) and then much less often if all is going well, which I hope it is. ...Read more

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The first time, my result was rouleaux. Second time it came back polychromasia. Should I see a hematologist?

The first time, my result was rouleaux. Second time it came back polychromasia. Should I see a hematologist?

Yes: Polycythemia is an appropriate reason to consult a hematologist, however you should discuss it with your primary care doctor first.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have been seeing a hematologist and my blood work looks good. Are there any other conditions that could be causing this?

I have been seeing a hematologist and my blood work looks good. Are there any other conditions that could be causing this?

Internist: You need to consult an internist for the combination of problems. He may obtain more test on you or refer you to the appropriate specialists after his evaluation. ...Read more

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My son is being referred to a Hematologist. He has low RBCs and low Reticulyte count after 2weeks of iron drops. Should I be worried?

My son is being referred to a Hematologist. He has low RBCs and low Reticulyte count after 2weeks of iron drops. Should I be worried?

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 see if other cells (whites and platelet) are working. ...Read more

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I have platlet count of 419, do just say she will f/u in 2 months. Now im worried. All other counts normal. Should I see a hematologist?

I have platlet count of 419, do just say she will f/u in 2 months. Now im worried. All other counts normal. Should I see a hematologist?

Too soon to worry: A platelet count of 419, while high is not a reason to worry. It would help to know rest of your lab findings. Iron deficiency can cause high platelet counts. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more