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Causes of low wbc and platelets

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Toxic Chemicals: Inhaling fumes perhaps occupationally or recreationally could do it. Exposure to toxic chemicals. Your hematologist will be best able to guide you. ... Read More
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Infections-- but---: Much more detail is needed about your case. What's the age of the patient, comorbid states, medications, family history, environmental exposures, etc... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Unknown: If you have already received a bone marrow biopsy under the direction of heme-onc, then you're probably beyond the scope of anyone here without your s... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Widman
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Kidney: Depends on how poorly the kidney function is. It can lead to anemia and sometimes low platelet count. Sounds like you have more going on and should co... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Talk to pediatrician: Talk to your pediatrician. Review complete blood count (CBC) with differential trend and possibly other laboratory tests. You pediatrician may conside... Read More
Dr. Scott Diede
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Could be...: Cells made in the bone marrow (such as neutrophils and platelets) can be suppressed after a viral illness, and then they will recover on their own. Th... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
With normal...: ...Red cell and platelet count, an isolated low ANC is most likely viral. High lymph % is a direct result of low anc.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Walker
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Low platelets, WBC: There are many possible causes of low platelets and low WBC. Some medications can do this, some viral infections and many other causes. It is best t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
You are mixed up!: Your platelet count is perfectly normal(Normal level ranges from 150,000 to 300,000. WBC count should be under 10,000...so your WBC count is a bit hig... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Iron deficiency for some reason often shoots platelets up. This is high but i've seen it before as a result of iron deficiency. It's most important th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Likely no problem,,: The count may be low, but not very low and the absolute counts are normal. The absolute counts are more important as this means there's no problem wi... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
High WBC & platelets: Mild to moderately elevated blood counts in multiple cell lines (white blood cells and platelets) suggests: (1) possible chronic inflammatory conditio... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Viral infection: If your lymphocyte count is high, it can be a sign of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or a reaction to a viral or fungal infection. (or both). When the... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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

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