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My mother has been recently diagnosed with hematomacrosis after being misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia. Is it necessary for chemotherapy treatment?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a hereditary condition that involves accumulations of excess iron in the body.
Treatment usually includes blood letting (phlebotomy) to reduce the excess iron stores in the body and prevent problems caused by excess iron accumulation.

In brief: Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a hereditary condition that involves accumulations of excess iron in the body.
Treatment usually includes blood letting (phlebotomy) to reduce the excess iron stores in the body and prevent problems caused by excess iron accumulation.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: No

Hemochromatosis causes a synovitis and produces a joint pain.
If Mom wants to be comfortable, she needs to comply with hemochromatosis therapy, which is usually phlebotomy. No chemotherapy is required.

In brief: No

Hemochromatosis causes a synovitis and produces a joint pain.
If Mom wants to be comfortable, she needs to comply with hemochromatosis therapy, which is usually phlebotomy. No chemotherapy is required.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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