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A Hematologist is a doctor specialized in the evaluation, diagnosis, management, and prevention of diseases and conditions related to blood, lymphatic system, and bone marrow. Hematology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the study of blood, blood disorders, and blood-forming organs.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Hematologist:
Some of the common procedures Hematologists perform are:
Hematologists treat a variety of blood disorders and conditions. Some of them are:
You can consult a Hematologist either online or offline. However, depending on the availability of the doctor and the convenience of the patient, pre-booking may be required for consultation.
It is recommended that an individual should visit a Hematologist if they notice symptoms of blood disorders like decreased red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, recurrent fever or infection, thickening of the blood, etc. If a person has an existing condition, they must follow up with their Hematologist as advised.