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bone marrow diseases low blood count anemia

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Bone marrow makes: All of the blood cells. One cause of low blood counts is poor functioning of the bone marrow.

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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
It should help: Blood tansfusion should help. However, it will last only for a short period of time. It will be shorter time if you have active bleeding. You should g ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Hello dpatrick8. I am not quite sure what you are asking, but if the cause of anemia is not obvious after a detailed history, physical examination, an ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Steroids?: By hypoplastic anemia, i assume that you mean diamond-blackfan anemia. If not, then disregard my answer. Many patients with dba improve their red bloo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Ideas: He's not on medications and has normal thyroid, correct? He needs a reticulocyte count to determine whether these cells are big because they're young. ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Lower WBC count: Aplastic anemia and to some extent fanconi anemia are associated with low WBC counts as well as low counts of red cells and platelets. Neither is expe ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Alcohol: One possibility is drinking too much alcohol if his vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are normalm.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lupus, maybe: I think you may well be right. You should be under the care of a competent rheumatologist. A Coombs test would be in order to see if you have hemolyti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Kidney function: Metabolism, digestion, etc produce toxic chemicals that are cleared from the blood by the kidneys. With kidney damage, these chemicals build up in the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Lack of red cells.: Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount ... Read More
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