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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: lupus isn't diagnosed that way, this is rather a blood cell count, which doesn't diagnose lupus

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Rectal bleeding: Anemia, rectal bleeding, and a rectal mass are concerning. You need to find out whether the mass is a hemorrhoid or a tumor. See a gastroenterologist ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
40 years experience Family Medicine
Hemoglobin: 11.2 the amount of hemoglobin your blood contains and usually represents a hematocrit of 33.6, which is low. If one is dehydrated, the blood is conce ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Vital for immunity!: Healthy blood contains a certain percentage of white blood cells which are part of the body’s immune system & help the body fight infection. A wh ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not blood's fault: If CBC normal as you say, more likely due to a change in the oral environment/ dental hygiene. Consider this to see if any change in brush/floss frequ ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on how low of your platelet. nl 150 -450,000. If
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Labs: Look fine, low segs or neutrophils in a setting of normal white count, i recommend checking CBC again in 3 months.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can't tell. need w/u: Normal range will vary -depending on the range used on each lab. On my lab, hb of 18 is still normal for male. Your white blood cell and platelet are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: In roseola, the initial CBC (complete blood count) test may show thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). This is rate-limiting and will return to norm ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why the tests?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doc ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be careful: "Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth" is usually a "pop", non-evidence-based diagnosis made by "independent medical thinkers." It's blamed for every ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Low platelets: Viral syndromes, infections, medications, blood disorders, liver disease, anticoagulants, can cause low platelets.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: High blood and platelet counts may mean nothing, but need to evaluate based on examination, white blood cell count and how high red cell count and pl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A normal: Wbc ranges from 4 to 10.5 in most labs.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No not normal: You are lucky that you developed blood clot in a non essential organ. If this were your heart or brain where blood clot formed or travelled, it could ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Why ordered: WBC may be elevated. It depends on the range .You should discuss the results of your lab tests with the medical provider who ordered the test in the c ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You di ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
16 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Various: Causes of high counts can be due to a variety of reasons, some include infections, environmental factors, bone marrow disorders and cancer. You shoul ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Too little info: It sounds like a liver problem, but without actually seeing your bloodwork and ultrasound or whatever other reports, it's virtually impossible to make ... Read More

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