Which patients should visit a Clinical Hematologist?
Patients who have an abnormality in their CBC report. For instance,
- Low/ High Haemoglobin (Hb) value
- Low/ High WBC counts
- Low/ High platelet counts
Which patients can benefit from Hematologist and Hemato-oncologist's (Blood & Blood Cancer specialist) expertise?
- Weakness/loss of energy ( Anaemia)
- Bleeding/purpura (Thrombocytopenia)
- Repeated infections/boils (Neutropenia)
- Pancytopenia (combination of above) in aplastic anaemia, Leukaemia.
- Swollen leg ( Deep Venous Thrombosis - DVT)
- Weight loss/ loss of appetite ( Blood cancer, Leukaemia)
- Bone pain/ bone fracture ( Multiple Myeloma)
- Lymphadenopathy ( Lymphoma,/ Hodgkin's Lymphoma)
- Splenomegaly (CML, Lymphoma, Myelofibrosis, infections, fever)
- Joint bleeding/ rare site of bleeding (Haemophilia)
- Excessive menstrual bleeding (No obvious Gynaec.cause)
- Increased haemoglobin ( Polycythaemia)
- Excessive platelet count ( Thrombocytosis)
- Excessive WBC count ( Chronic Leukaemia like CLL)
- Excessive eosinophil count (Eosinophilia)
- Warfarin monitoring with INR & adice on thrombophilia screening.
- Pyrexia of unknown origin (fever for 1-2 weeks and not responding)
- Thalassemia/ sickle cell anaemia.
- Blood Transfusion problems
- Pregnancy related haematology problem/DIC.
- Patients who need Blood Transfusions.