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Dr. Hushang Haghighat, MD

Hematologist (Pediatric)

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52 years Experience
Dr. Hushang Haghighat, MD
  • Fontana, CA
  • Isfahan Univ, Fac of Med, Isfahan, Iran
  • Accepting new patients

My son's leukocyte count is high. What does it mean?

It could be inflammation, infection, or leukemia. Take him to his doctor for an evaluation and treatment.

What does an increased platelet count in my child mean? Is it a reason for worry?

He needs to follow up with his doctor to have more tests and a CT of the head to find the cause so as to be treated.

After chemotherapy my daughter's hemoglobin levels are dropping. Why?

Yes, with chemotherapy, hemoglobin can drop, and if it goes too low, she'll need a transfusion.

If my child has a blood transfusion, will it cause any problems for him in the future?

No, the blood transfusion should not cause any problem for him

How can iron deficiency in kids be treated?

Yes, she can be treated with iron supplements, but she should be evaluated to find the cause.

is there a way to prevent genetic blood disorders?

If it's a genetic disorder, usually, the children can have it.

How is low platelet count treated in kids?

There are many causes of low platelets in children and the most common cause is ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenia) that could be treated with steroids.

Is blood cancer hereditary?

No, and in a family, there could be 3-4 children and only one gets leukemia.

How can I treat slight iron deficiency in my child?

He needs to be evaluated by his doctor to find the cause so as to be treated.

Why are my daughter's hands so pale?

She needs to be evaluated to find the cause, it may be mild anemia.

What causes hemophilia in children?

Hemophilia is the most common inherited coagulation disorder, which includes deficiencies of Factor VIII, Factor IX, and Factor XI.

How is hemophilia treated in children?

If it is a mild bruise, a single dose of Factor VIII of 10 unit per Kg will usually prevent progression of mild bleeding, but for severe bleeding, the dose is 20 to 25 unit per READ MORE
If it is a mild bruise, a single dose of Factor VIII of 10 unit per Kg will usually prevent progression of mild bleeding, but for severe bleeding, the dose is 20 to 25 unit per Kg, and a second or third dose may be necessary.

My first daughter has sickle cell disease. Can my second one have it too?

Yes, it is a 50 percent chance for the second child.

Do diseases like leukemia run in families?

No, it's very unusual for a second child to get leukemia.

Are there any natural foods that can treat hemophilia?

No, there is no food or treatment that can cure the disease.

My son has thalassemia minor. How can we increase his hemoglobin levels?

For thalassemia minor, there is no treatment, and his hemoglobin will be low in his life.

Could pale fingernails be a sign of iron deficiency?

She needs to see her pediatrician to be evaluated and have a blood test to find the cause to be treated.

What could be the cause of low hemoglobin levels for my son?

He needs more evaluation, serum iron, TIBC, hemoglobin electrophoresis, etc., to find the cause so he can be treated.

Is there a diet to increase platelet count in my child?

No, diet does not help. You need more blood testing, platelet antibody, and blood culture to find the cause to be treated.

Should I give iron supplements to my daughter when she starts her periods?

Yes, with periods, she loses blood and some iron, so iron supplements will prevent anemia.