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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 doctor refer me to a hematologist due to a abnormal blood test?

Why would my doctor refer me to a hematologist due to a abnormal blood test?

Hematology: Many blood disorders are sufficiently unusual that they are best diagnosed and managed by people with specific interest and experience. In that manner, if the findings are not leukemia, you would be wise to be sure that the individual you meet with is not just an oncologist (cancer doc) who does a little hematology, but someone with interest in blood disorders. ...Read more

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Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?

Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?

Further evaluation: There are many reasons for elevation of the serum protein. The hematologist is the best person to guide the work-up to determine if you have something like myeloma or other plasma cell dyscrasia or a non-malignant cause of the elevated protein level. ...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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Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA..why? What would it tell?

Referred to nephrologist to see if kidneys
contributing to hypertension. He ordered blood tests, including ANA..why? What would it tell?

ANA: ANA or antinuclear antibody titers are typically used for screening for connective tissue disease, lupus or lupus like diseases that are typically affecting the kidneys in time. ...Read more

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When should someone be referred to a hematologist/oncologist?

Depends: on what the problem is. Hematology deals with diseases of the blood, so if there is too much or too little of the blood components (red cells/white cells/platelets) then a hematologist may be consulted. Oncology deals with cancer, so if someone has cancer part of the cancer "team" consists of an oncologist. It's best to consult the heme/onc specialist early on in the disease. ...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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What to do to get referred to a specialist dentist?

Ask: Ask your dentist to be referred to a specialist. Don't know what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Unhappy with internist. What do I need to see an oncologist?

Unhappy with internist. What do I need to see an oncologist?

Cancer: Most oncologist treat cancer. You would need a diagnosis of cancer. Some are also hematologist, so in that case you would need a blood disorder. ...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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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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I have pernicious anemia and reoccurring staph infections. My hematologist referred me to an immunologist as the anemia is unrelated. What is wrong?

I have pernicious anemia and reoccurring staph infections.  My hematologist referred me to an immunologist as the anemia is unrelated. What is wrong?

A good advise: Your Hematologist want to make sure that you do not have any specific type of immunoglobulin deficiency which may be the cause of recurrent infection of skin. So go ahead and get it done ...Read more

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Please explain why would a cancer cell need to induce angiogenesis?

Please explain why would a cancer cell need to induce angiogenesis?

Supply line: Living tissues need blood supply to deliver nutrients and oxygen and to get rid of cellular waste. This is especially true in fast growing malignant cells. It's a bit more complex than that but i don't have much space. Blocking angiogenesis is one of the current therapies used for many cancers. ...Read more

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Do oncologists know how to test for suspected paraneoplastic autoimmune issues? I can't find neurologist that knows which ab's to look for.

Do oncologists know how to test for suspected paraneoplastic autoimmune issues? I can't find neurologist that knows which ab's to look for.

Yes, : Qualified neurologist and oncologists known which antibodies to test for. It's a problem for your doctors not you to find a qualified persons. ...Read more

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My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.

My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.

Remember this: In 2014, most patients with MS can be successfully treated and controlled, and can not only live a productive life, but also not have the disease shorten lifespan. Our modern potent agents have enhanced our success. ...Read more

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My rheumatologist wants me to see a hematologist because I've had some swollen lymph nodes. Do I need a hematologist or a PCP? It may be due to lupus.

My rheumatologist wants me to see a hematologist because I've had some swollen lymph nodes. Do I need a hematologist or a PCP? It may be due to lupus.

Choice of specialty: You need to discuss this with the rheumatologist since they know far more info than you have provided here. It sounds as if the rheumatologist may feel that the node needs biopsy and wants another opinion. ...Read more