Hematologists are the professionals who have certification and training in the diagnosis and treatment of blood and other related parts such as bone marrow. A hematology physician specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood and lymphatic system-related problems. If you're at risk of a problem that involves red or white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, or the spleen, you may be asked by your general physician to visit a hematologist.
A hematologist may decide to get subspeciality in any of the following:
Hemoglobinopathy: A protein that is present in all the red blood cells is known as hemoglobin. Any abnormality with it can lead to health issues like sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, pain, etc.
Hematological malignancies: This type of specialist is concerned primarily with treating blood cancers that involve, myeloma and lymphoma.
Anemias: Anemia is a health condition that leads to low levels of red blood cells, and hemoglobin in the body. This leads to feelings of weakness, unusual tiredness, and muscle weakness.
Coagulopathy: This is a condition that is associated with disordered bleeding like hemophilia.
A hematologist can treat a variety of conditions that primarily impact the blood such as:
A hematologist can perform any of the following tests:
One should visit a hematologist in case of the following signs and symptoms:
A person is referred to a hematologist in case of a blood disorder or requirement of expert opinion in a specific procedure.
It is essential to tell the physician all the symptoms you've been having, including their timing, length, and intensity, before visiting with a hematologist for the first time.
It is also beneficial to have a list of questions prepared to ask on the first visit to a hematologist including: