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How can I tell if my kids are at risk for sickle cell anemia?

Sickle cell anemia runs in my family, so I'm worried that my kids can develop it. I don't have it though, but I am a carrier of the gene. How can I check if they are at risk?...

What is the cause of my son's nosebleeds?

My 12 year-old son has nosebleeds very often. We thought it was allergies, but after a test, nothing came up. Our pediatrician referred him to a hematologist. How will this...

My 3 year old son hemoglobin level is 6.4. Is it a serious problem?

My 3-year-old son's hemoglobin level is at 6. 4. We noticed it after his last blood test, but we didn't get a call after we got the results. Could this be a serious problem?...

Can anemia be dangerous for a newborn?

The doctor told my friend that his son is anemic, and he's just a newborn. Is this a life-threatening condition for a newborn? I know adults and older children can manage and...

What could be the cause of high hemoglobin levels?

Blood test showed that my daughter's hemoglobin levels are high? What causes high hemoglobin levels in children? We have an appointment soon to discuss the results of her test...

What are the signs of iron deficiency in children?

I have very little iron and I'm worried that my daughter might have little as well. What are some of the symptoms that children experience with an iron deficiency?

Is stem cell transplant a safe option for leukemia?

My friend's son was diagnosed with leukemia a few months ago, and he's currently undergoing radiation therapy. However, now his parents are looking into stem cell transplant therapy...

My child has a low platelet count. What does this mean?

My son has had a blood test recently and I saw that he had a low platelet count in his test results. This wasn't what we originally tested for, but it stood out to me. What could...

What are the chances that my child will have sickle cell anemia?

Both my husband and I have the sickle cell anemia gene, and now I'm pregnant. This pregnancy was completely unplanned and now I'm starting to worry that my child will have the...

How can nuclear medicine treat cancer?

My mom has non-hodgkins lymphoma and her and her doctor want to treat it with nuclear medicine. How can it really help?

Is a platelet transfusion risky?

Are there any risks involved in a platelet transfusion?

Can children get anemia?

My son is constantly tired and bruises easily. I know that these are just a couple of symptoms of anemia, but I didn't think children could develop this condition. I thought...

My son has a very high white blood cell count. What's next?

A recent blood test showed that my 12 year old son has a very high white blood cell count. What could this mean and what will happen next in order to determine what is happening...

Do I need to give my son iron supplements as he is growing?

My son is 11 years old and not the best eater. He's also smaller than most kids his age. Are iron supplements required for optimum growth in children?

How are white blood cells reduced?

My son's blood test report indicates an elevated level of WBCs. Is there a way to reduce this number?

What is the treatment for sepsis?

My nephew is 3 years old and has been admitted in the hospital they actually found sepsis in his blood. I always thought this infection to be a hospital acquired infection, but...

Can sickle cell disease be cured?

My son has been diagnosed sickle cell disease. Will he have this for his entire life?

What should I do to treat my daughter who is anemic?

My daughter is 12 years old and is anemic. We have tried all treatments, but her hemoglobin level drops back. Is there a problem we should test for?

Is there a cure for sickle cell disease?

My son has sickle cell disease and we've been trying to get it treated. However, it is becoming very hard to deal with. Can you give your opinion on the right treatment for him?...

What causes anemia in children?

My daughter is 12 years old and her hemoglobin levels are on the lower side. What could be the cause of her anemia?

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