When is specialist consultation indicated in the management of anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Surgical consultation is indicated to control bleeding, for splenectomy when necessary, and for biopsies to establish the presence of neoplasia. Consultation with gastroenterologists is frequently sought to identify a bleeding site in the gut. Urologic consultation may be needed to investigate hematuria.


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