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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 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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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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When should someone be referred to a hematologist/oncologist?

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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I've had my spleen removed due to a pancreatic cyst but have not been referred to a hematologist, is this advised or unnecessary?

I've had my spleen removed due to a pancreatic cyst but have not been referred to a hematologist, is this advised or unnecessary?

If you have symptoms: Normally, the body compensates for splenic absence, but if you have unexplained symptoms, then the impact of your splenectony becomes relevant ...Read more

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My question was is my IgE was 388 three months ago, it is now 374 and I have had thrush-like symptoms. I was referred to a hematologist. Is it cancer?

My question was is my IgE was 388 three months ago, it is now 374 and I have had thrush-like symptoms. I was referred to a hematologist. Is it cancer?

IgE high : Not necessarily. There are many causes for high IgE. Need to narrow down the possibilities. Cancer is one possibility but so are other causes -allergies, autoimmune disease, infections, medications, etc. might need other testing to help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just checked my health summary online and the doctor noted hyperglobulinemia and monoclonal gammopathies. I am also referred to a hematologist. What could be its meaning?

I just checked my health summary online and the doctor noted hyperglobulinemia and monoclonal gammopathies. I am also referred to a hematologist. What could be its meaning?

MGUS: Monoclonal gammopathy is the presence of a protein in your blood all produced from the daughter cells of one type of cell (plasma cells, which are one type of white blood cell.). This protein may be of no significance. Your hematogist can do additional testing to see if you are at risk of this becoming a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I was referred to a hematologist because of low wbc's and anemia. Does this mean they think I have cancer?

I was referred to a hematologist because of low wbc's and anemia. Does this mean they think I have cancer?

Specialist for Blood: Hematologists are specialists for blood disorders which can be benign or Malignant. A detailed CBC(complete blood count) is the first test to show the nature of the problem....so send us the results of your blood counts and we can address your question better. Low counts can be caused by many diseases, cancer can be one cause for low production of blood cells, causing low counts. ...Read more

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I've been referred to a hematologist/oncologist due to a slightly elevated WBC count and soooo scared?

I've been referred to a hematologist/oncologist due to a slightly elevated WBC count and soooo scared?

Relax for now: We are often asked to see many patients for abnormal or elevated blood counts. Often these are not dangerous problem, but other doctor who are not blood specialists want to be sure. I would wait to see what happens at that visit. ...Read more

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I have a creatinine/protein ratio of 1273 & protein of 823 in 3 electropherus tests & referred to hematologist what does this mean?

I have a creatinine/protein ratio of 1273 & protein of 823 in 3 electropherus tests & referred to hematologist what does this mean?

Referral: The best person to ask is the physician (P) who referred you to the hematologist, as the P knows you best of all. I would image that the electrophoresis results suggested that you may have multiple myeloma and as I do not have all the pertinent lab data, I cannot be sure of that. Please call you P and direct your attention to her, as she knows you best of all. ...Read more

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I recently be diagnosed with a very low blood factor 8. I have been referred th a hematologist, but that takes time. What does a low factor 8 mean?

I recently be diagnosed with a very low blood factor 8. I have been referred th a hematologist, but that takes time. What does a low factor 8 mean?

Hemophilia A: This is "classic hemophilia" caused by low levels of factor 8 which is a protein responsible for clotting of blood. There are many levels of deficiencies of this factor, and treatments for each. The hematologist will be able to discuss these in detail with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My WBC have been climbing since august. It's over 15, 000 and was referred to hematologist. What should I expect with my first visit?

My WBC have been climbing since august. It's over 15, 000 and was referred to hematologist. What should I expect with my first visit?

Many possibilities: High WBC can be related to many causes. It can be related to infection or inflammation but also can be related to some types of leukemia with chronic lymphocytic leukemia being the most common. Some medications can cause high wbc. Many causes and possibilities. ...Read more

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Can I see an oncologist/hematologist with suspicion of lymphoma or do I have to be referred by gp?

Can I see an oncologist/hematologist with suspicion of lymphoma or do I have to be referred by gp?

Suspicion?: "Have to" is more likely an insurance question rather than a medical q. Having your gp talk to an oncologist is the easiest solution. Lymphadenopathy (lad) has many potential causes -- eg see table 3 — LAD a-z. "Lymphadenopathy"
habermann & steensma — http://www.Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723. Pdf — usually a DX is made before seeing oncologist with an excisional biopsy. ...Read more

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Son's 10 month cbc-anemic and his platelets were 900, checked 1 month later and platelets were 700. Referred to hematologist. Should we be worried?

Son's 10 month cbc-anemic and his platelets were 900, checked 1 month later and platelets were 700. Referred to hematologist.  Should we be worried?

Likely iron: Deficient. Anemia and increased platelet counts are often indicators of iron deficiency anemia and a 10-month old is susceptible to iron deficiency. No need to worry but keep your appointment with hematologist. ...Read more

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Platelet count of less than 110, 000, referred me to a hematologist / oncologist now I am scared. What could it be?

Platelet count of less than 110, 000, referred me to a hematologist / oncologist now I am scared. What could it be?

Many things: This is a common problem. There are several things. Liver disease, medications, alcohol use, viral infection, other infections, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Occasionally it can be a serious blood disorder. Sometimes it has to do with a lab problem.
This is often easily solved by the hematologist. ...Read more

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I just left my pcp office and my blood work showed my anemia at 2....... she referred me to a hematologist, im not sure what does this mean?

I just left my pcp office and my blood work showed my anemia at 2....... she referred me to a hematologist, im not sure what does this mean?

Unclear: More information is needed here. If your hemoglobin was 2 you'd be sent to the hospital for immediate transfusion (if you were even still functioning at all). You need the actual lab findings in order to answer this better. A hematologist is a blood specialist and probably a good idea regardless if your PCP recommended it. ...Read more

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I'm seeing a Hematologist tomorrow, I was referred to him by primary care Doctor my Hemoglobin is 18.8, my RBC count is 5.96, and my Hematocrit 57.

I'm seeing a Hematologist tomorrow, I was referred to him by primary care Doctor my Hemoglobin is 18.8, my RBC count is 5.96, and my 	Hematocrit 57.

High HCT: Sounds like polycythemia but need white blood cell count and platelet count and genetic tests to see/ Smoker? Lung disease? Other causes. ...Read more

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23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?

23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?

Low: What is the earliest age which you family members had colon cancer? If you are ten or more years younger than the lowest age of the cancer patient, your risk is very low. Your anemia is more likely due to blood loss in menstrual bleeding. You are doing the right thing by seeking care. Follow your doctors' instructions. ...Read more

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5 yo cbc is hgb 11, Rbc 3.68, wbc 13, mcv 91,rdw 24.4, slight anisocytosis. Referred to hematologist who said not urgent. Appt is in 6 wks. Worry???

Think it's OK- 6 wks: Following all the numbers with red blood cells is confusing. In this case the hemoglobin is mildly low and shows what is called normocytic anemia. The RDW and RBC with MCV don't point to a particular, or concerning cause, possibly a vitamin deficiency with MCV but it is barely abnormal as well. Knowing more of the history is important- chronic infections? Dietary restrictions? I copied a nice review http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1379.html#afp20011015p1379-t4 ...Read more

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My 16 yr old son has been referred to a pediatric hematologist for neutropenia. Cbc w/diff show WBC 4.0, mpv 7.0, %mono 2.2. What do they suspect?

More info!: The hematologist will be able to sort this out. You mention a very slightly low white cell count and a slightly low mean platelet volume. That isn't much information. The specialist will have a compete report and be able to obtain a thorough history and so a good physical exam. He will also be able to tell you of your child needs further testing. ...Read more

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I am the mother of a 16 yr old african american male who has been referred to a pediatric hematologist for low wbc's. What are they looking for?

I am the mother of a 16 yr old african american male who has been referred to a pediatric hematologist for low wbc's.  What are they looking for?

Many possibilities: Low white blood cells (wbcs) can be anything from normal to serious conditions involving the bone marrow. If your son's doctor is unsure, a pediatric hematologist is the specialist to see. Is your son having any symptoms (fevers, large lymph nodes, unintentional weight loss)? Since there are many types of wbcs, which ones are low and how low are important to know, along with the rest of his cbc. ...Read more

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My wife has been referred to hematologist and I'm worried. She has been having abdominal pains and slightly enlarged spleen (14) and high WBC count?

Provide us the numbe: High WBC count can be due to many reasons. If you can send us the report of the complete blood count(CBC) and the differential count, we can answer your question better. We need to know how high is the WBC count and what is the percentage of different white cells. ...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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My son had a biopsy on a lymph node. He has swollen nodes all over in his neck jaw groin and armpits. It came back benign but referred to hematologist?

My son had a biopsy on a lymph node. He has swollen nodes all over in his neck jaw groin and armpits. It came back benign but referred to hematologist?

Workup: The hematologist oncologist will perform studies to rule out cancer and to find out the cause. The studies may include imaging, particularly of the chest and abdomen. The blood work will include cell counts, immune studies and a test called an ESR. ...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