Platelet and Bleeding Disorders

Platelet and Bleeding Disorders

Hematologist in Pune

Examples of platelet and bleeding disorders that may be treated by hematologists include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombocytopenic purpura, hemophilia and Von Willebrand disease. Treatment involves the use of engineered coagulation factor medications and blood transfusions.

  • Cancers and bone marrow disorders are also treated by hematologists and examples include leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome, multiple myeloma and myelofibrosis.
  • Hematologists manage the blood transfusions that may be required in various different conditions including major blood loss due to trauma. Bone marrow stem cell transplantation is also managed by hematologists.

Some examples of the different treatments that may be used in hematological disorders include:

  • Diet changes.
  • Oral iron preparations that may be taken as tablets or liquids.
  • Blood disorders such as megaloblastic anemia are treated with Vitamin B12 injections and folic acid pills.
  • Anticoagulation therapy to prevent excess blood coagulation
  • Therapeutic blood-letting is applied in rare cases of polycythemia or iron overload. One drug that is commonly used for iron overload is desferrioxamine.
  • Various blood cancer chemotherapies are provided under the care of hematologists.