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is low hemoglobin a sign of cancer

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Temperatures: Vary normally in everyone each day. Up to 100.4 is a normal temperature and vary with activity, outside temperature. I do not know if you mean tempera ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Could be: It can be a sign of an endocrine disorder in which your signals to regulate sodium may be off. There are certain conditions, such as addison's disea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Not true: A low blood count by itself is not indicative of cancer. See your family doctor to discuss the findings. Without knowing all the details I am unable t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Can be: Elevated levels of IgM are present in waldenstrom macroglobulinemia and it is often associated with lymphoid cancer. It is imperative to consult your ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
end stage ca: Frequently low blood pressure is seen in end stage cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Further, high MCV is not an illness, but a tipoff that illness may be present -- anything from B12 / folate (folic acid) deficiency to alcoholism to h ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience in General Surgery
No: An elevated blood white cell count can be an indication of active inflammation somewhere in your body, like infection. There are many other reasons f ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
None: By definition aplastic anemia means completely inadequate bm function. The CBC cannot be normal.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Get tested for HIV: If you have any concern about HIV infection, get tested for HIV. Lymphocyte counts are not a reliable indicator of presence or absence of HIV.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. : In general, no.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Not necessarily: Ck with pcp about type of anemia.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Thrombocytosis: Yes a high platlet count can sometime be a sgn of cancer.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: This is just the size of the ovary and this is an estimate given the ultrasound just like people different sizes so our different organs i would worry ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Low sodium is not a typical feature of lyme disease.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
A low grade temp can: Be just about anything, including an early pregnancy.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Misinformed: Cd4 cells are the mangers of the immune system's functions. A high CD4 count represents excellent health and excellent immune function. In no way does ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not in and of itself: What is the measure unit you are using? Do you mean 1530 of the total wbc? This neutrophil value is normal.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Don't think so: Some epidemiological studies, including one from norway published in '09, suggest that hyperthyroidism can increase the risk of certain cancers like l ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Leukopenia: A white blood cell count under 3500 is considered definitely low and can be seen with viral infection but also with autoimmune disease, bone marrow d ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No, or yes: Some myeloproliferative diseases include acute leukemia as part of the natural history.

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