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Why Be Reffered To A Hemotologist
15 year old boy low WBC but no syptoms.Has great appetite, no pains or sickness, its 2.2 he was reffered to a hemotologist.He is ver active may, tired?
Low white count: A low white count may be seen following a viral illness, reponse to medication, radiation exposure and other causes. He needs to be evaluated by pediatric hemotologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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