Branch of medicine that deals with the study of cause, prognosis, diagnosis, treatment & prevention of diseases, disorders related to blood and blood-producing organs. So, medical professionals who are specialized and well trained in hematology are called Hematologists.
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:
The following are some of the medical conditions or diseases that Hematologist treats:
Yes, Hematologists treat aplastic anemia through many effective treatment options. Aplastic anemia is caused due to the low blood count. Initially, Hematologists provide the treatment for relieving symptoms such as blood transfusion, antibiotics, etc. Later depending on the severity of anemia doctor will proceed with advanced treatment options like immunosuppressive therapy or bone marrow transplant.
Firstly, a Hematologist will ask you some questions regarding your medical history. During appointment make sure to mention these following:
After this doctor may perform some blood tests to rule out the diagnosis. These tests include:
Treatment options depend upon the type and severity of the bleeding disorder.
Hemophilia is a genetic disorder that affects the clotting of blood due to lack of blood clotting factors. Following are some of the common symptoms of hemophilia:
Hematologists can diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment for blood cancer. But Oncologists are the best choice for treating blood cancer. However, Hematologists can assist or closely work with the oncologists in treating blood cancer conditions like leukemia, lymphoma, etc.