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Multiple Blood Disorders

Choice Cancer Care -  - Board Certified Medical Oncologist

Choice Cancer Care

BOARD CERTIFIED MEDICAL ONCOLOGISTS, RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS, & HEMATOLOGISTS LOCATED IN IRVING, TX; LEWISVILLE, TX; PLANO, TX; & SOUTHLAKE, TX

Your blood is just as likely to develop problems as any other part of your body, especially anemia and clotting issues. If you have multiple blood disorders, the Choice Cancer Care team can help. At their locations in Plano, Lewisville, Irving, and Southlake, Texas, the hematology experts diagnose and treat an extensive range of blood disorders. For more information about multiple blood disorders, call the Choice Cancer Care location nearest you, or schedule a consultation online today.

Multiple Blood Disorders Q & A

What are blood disorders?

Blood disorders affect the substances in your blood, which are:

Red blood cells

Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues and organs all around your body.

White blood cells

White blood cells are a part of your immune system. They destroy bacteria, viruses, and other potentially harmful microorganisms.

Platelets

Platelets help your blood to clot when you have an injury. They also contain growth factors that assist with the healing process following tissue damage.

Plasma

Plasma is the fluid where the other components of your blood live.

There are many different types of blood disorders, known collectively as multiple blood disorders.

What types of multiple blood disorders are there?

One of the blood disorders you're most likely to get is anemia, which affects the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen effectively. Iron and vitamin deficiency anemias are the most common, but you could also get aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.

Coagulation disorders either reduce your blood's capacity to clot or make it more likely to clot. These types of multiple blood disorders include:

  • Hemophilia
  • Platelet dysfunction
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Antithrombin III deficiency
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Prothrombin gene mutation
  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

The genetic blood disorder hemochromatosis causes your body to absorb excessive amounts of iron. The surplus iron then builds up in vital organs like your heart, pancreas, and liver, which can lead to potentially serious complications.

What symptoms might multiple blood disorders cause?

Some of the common symptoms of multiple blood disorders include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Bruising easily
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blood clots
  • Frequent nose bleeds
  • Problems concentrating
  • Failing memory
  • Frequent infections
  • Slow-healing sores

These symptoms could be due to many conditions, including multiple blood disorders. The team at Choice Cancer Care can help by making an accurate diagnosis of your disease.

How are multiple blood disorders diagnosed?

The Choice Cancer Care team diagnoses multiple blood disorders by conducting a physical examination and performing a complete blood count.

They also use specialized tests like blood coagulation analysis and identify any proteins typical of cancer cell production and other blood disorders.

You might need to have a bone marrow biopsy if the team believes there's a chance you have leukemia, multiple myeloma, or another form of blood cancer.

What treatment would I need for multiple blood disorders?

Your customized treatment program for multiple blood disorders could contain therapies such as:

  • Iron supplements
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Folic acid supplements
  • Dietary changes
  • Immunosuppressant medication
  • Blood transfusions
  • Hormone treatments
  • Bone marrow transplants
  • Oxygen therapy

If you have a coagulation disorder, blood-thinning medications can help prevent the formation of blood clots. In contrast, clotting regulation drugs help improve your blood's ability to form clots following tissue damage.

If you have symptoms of multiple blood disorders or are looking for the highest quality care of a known disease, call Choice Cancer Care, or book an appointment online today.