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bone marrow not producing enough red blood cells

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes, but we need: More information on why there is a production problem. Could be iron folate (folic acid) or B12 which would be treated with supplementation. If it is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Aplastic anemia: When this happens, it's usually possible to find the cause but treatment is often difficult and the prognosis guarded. It requires sub specialist cons ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple factors: Lack of iron is the commonest cause. Lack of folate and B12 vitamins also interferes with red cell production. Viral infections, e.g., parvo virus can ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not in the US: You cannot do that in the US.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Check : With your arrow bank about their qualifications
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Many conditions: Pancytopenia, or decrease in rbc, wbc, and platelets can be genetic, like Fanconi anemia or Dyskeratosis congenital, that include other abnormalities. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hocking
47 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produ ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Tzakis
46 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: Yes.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Spleen: In the spleen.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: The bone marrow is the factory of the blood - every blood cell begins life there. If the bone marrow is full of cancer, or weakened, there is not capa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: The number of plasma cells is not the only determinant of prognosis. Are there bone lesions on x-ray? Is kidney function normal? Has there been a resp ... Read More
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A 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be normal.: Up to 5% is normal as long as they are not "monoclonal" meaning derived from a cell. If monoclonal then a bone cancer called myeloma needs to be rule ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hemoglobin: Red cells are bags of hemoglobin. It is hemoglobin that carries oxygen. Other cells do not have hemoglobin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fres ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: In sickle cell anemia, the red cells are always "deformed". Certain things (dehydration, hypoxemia) will further increase the "sickling" causing an i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Endotoxin: Endotoxin is released by only certain bacteria when they are destroyed. So technically the endotoxin can onlyl exert their effects after the bacteria ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipie ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: When there are both alot of rbc's and wbc's in the urine it usually indicates a bacterial infection either cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis or pyelon ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably not: And yes. CBC often normal in lymphoma and never normal in leukemia.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Monheit
Specializes in Family Medicine
Erytrhropoetin: The kidney produces a hormone called erythropoietin which stimulates the bone marrow to differentiate and produce red blood cells.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It will tend to lower the absolute lymphocyte count during the acute and the advanced stages. This is a poor screening test. If you're concerned about ... Read More
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