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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 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 different 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?

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 different 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