Harman P. Kaur, MD
Internal Medicine & Oncologist located in Mesquite, TX
Hematology consultations are necessary if you have a condition that affects either your red or white blood cells. Heart disease, cancer, and diseases such as HIV all require blood tests on a regular basis. At Beltline Medical Center, Dr. Harman Kaur provides hematology consultations to his patients who may need them. If you live in the Mesquite, Texas, area and are required to have blood work performed on a regular basis, Dr. Kaur and his staff encourage you to call the office and make an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Hematology Consultation Q & A
What is involved in a hematology consultation?
A hematology consultation is used to evaluate every aspect of your blood. That includes both your red blood cell count as well as your white blood cell count and plasma.
When you visit Dr. Kaur's office, he draws your blood and completes a thorough workup. In the majority of cases, you're only sent to a hematologist if you show signs of an illness or some other health condition that affects your blood.
Dr. Kaur discusses any signs or symptoms you may be experiencing as well as any other health conditions you may have. Once he has had a chance to look at the results from your blood tests, he can offer his opinion and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. He can also provide you with treatment options that will help to restore your blood count to proper levels if needed.
What health conditions can a hematology consultation uncover?
A hematology consultation is capable of uncovering health conditions that have a direct impact on the quality of your blood. A few of the most common issues and illnesses include:
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Inefficient clotting
- Elevated white blood counts
If your blood count comes back showing any abnormalities, Dr. Kaur can perform the necessary tests to identify the potential cause.
Once he has made a diagnosis, he makes sure you receive the type of treatment necessary for your condition. He can work hand-in-hand with several kinds of doctors to create an appropriate care plan for almost any type of illness or disease.
What causes a decrease in red blood cells?
Red blood cells, also known as hemoglobin, are produced in the bone marrow and other areas of the body. If the number of red blood cells begins to drop, it's because the body isn't producing enough to meet its demands or they're being lost due to excessive bleeding.
Excessive bleeding during your menstrual period or blood loss due to an open wound can also deplete the number of red blood cells in your body. That is also known as anemia. There are also conditions, including leukemia, which destroy red blood cells.
Poor diet can also hinder the production of red blood cells, making it difficult for the body to continue to produce the number it needs. Dr. Kaur can identify these problems and provide you with effective treatment options that help to increase your red blood count to normal levels.