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Why Would I Be Referred To A Hematologist
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
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?
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
I have been referred to a hematologist by my PCP due to low white and red blood counts. What can I expect?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
Can I see an oncologist/hematologist with suspicion of lymphoma or do I have to be referred by gp?
"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
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?
Platelet count of less than 110, 000, referred me to a hematologist / oncologist now I am scared. What could it be?
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
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
5 yo cbc had slight low hgb/rbc. Mcv and rdw is high w/slight anisocytosis. Referred to hematologist who said not urgent. Appt is in 6 wks. Worry???
No: Consider administering a pediatric vitamin with plenty of iron while you're waiting. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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