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What are hematologic disorders?
Hematologic disorders involve the blood and include problems with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and spleen. Children can experience a variety of disorders, some are genetic while others are acquired.
What is the most common disorder of the hematologic system?
Anemia is the most common disorder of the blood.
What are all the blood disorders?
List of Blood Disorders
- Anemia of Chronic Disease.
- Aplastic Anemia.
- Hypercoagulable Disorder.
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
- Iron Deficiency Anemia.
What are hematologic symptoms?
Signs and Symptoms
- Shortness of breath.
- Coldness in the hands and feet.
- Pale skin.
- Chest pain.
What is autoimmune blood disorder?
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a group of disorders characterized by a malfunction of the immune system that produces autoantibodies, which attack red blood cells as if they were substances foreign to the body. Some people have no symptoms, and other people are tired, short of breath, and pale.
What conditions do hematologists treat?
When Do You Need a Hematologist?
- Anemia, or low red blood cells.
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
- Leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma (cancers in your bone marrow, lymph nodes, or white blood cells)
- Sepsis, a dangerous reaction to an infection.
- Hemophilia, a genetic blood clotting disorder.
Can blood disorders be treated?
Blood disorder symptoms depend on the part of the blood affected. Some common symptoms include fatigue, fever, infections, and abnormal bleeding. Blood disorder treatment can sometimes cure the condition or at least manage it to prevent complications, but some disorders have a poor prognosis.
What happens when you go to see a hematologist?
During this appointment, you will receive a physical exam. The hematologist also will want you to describe your current symptoms and general health. Blood tests will be ordered and when the results are reviewed, the hematologist can begin to diagnose your particular blood disorder or disease.
What does hematologic diseases mean?
Hematologic Diseases. Hematologic diseases, disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs , afflict millions of Americans. In addition to blood cell cancers, hematologic diseases include rare genetic disorders, anemia, conditions related to HIV, sickle cell disease, and complications from chemotherapy or transfusions.
What are hematology diseases?
Hematology refers to the specialty of blood disorders. Our hematologists treat malignant and nonmalignant blood diseases including acute and chronic leukemias, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and all other hematologic diseases, such as bleeding and clotting disorders.
Who should see a hematologist?
A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in researching, diagnosing, treating, and preventing blood disorders and disorders of the lymphatic system (lymph nodes and vessels). If your primary care physician has recommended that you see a hematologist, it may be because you are at risk for a condition involving your red…
What causes hematology blood disorder?
Hematological disorders may be caused by a number of infection-related conditions involving the introduction of microorganisms into the host, such as bacteria, viruses, microfilaria, fungus and protozoa.