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Low white blood cells and bone marrow biopsy

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
High WBC: Sound very frustrating. The doctor who will get you the answers you seek is hematologists. You should seek a second opinion if you feel you are not ge ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia. : Is your platelet count low, too? There are myriad causes of anemia, but not all of them require a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose, so I'll assume you' ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is a little confusing, but it is possible. We have 3 different cell lines in our blood: white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets or clottin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It may or maynot: The diagnosis of polycythemia requires several criteria which are well defined. They include CBC, Hb level, WBC level, platelets and Blood erythropoet ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not in the US: You cannot do that in the US.
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 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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
NONE: There are many types of cancers and they have no correlation with white blood cells, unless you're referring to blood cancer known as leukemia, then t ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somew ... 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Tzakis
46 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: Yes.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: They are not associated. A low white count is found in about 15% of african americans and has no clinical significance.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: There are multiple caused of bone marrow failure and each type as different manifestations. In general WBC <3 k, Hb <10 g, Platelets <150 k w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investiga ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation : Macrocytes are white blood cells too. Also depends how high they are. Very mild elevation like 10-13 for WBC and 400-450 for platelets could be lab va ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is very common to have an elevated white count is you have osteomyelitis (bone infection).
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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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: If you are getting active chemotherapy- your hemoglobin and white blood cells would be affected by the therapy and may go down low-requiring either tr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes.: What type of steroid are you abusing?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Could: Be from pancytopenia, certain vitamin deficiencies, myelodysplasia, lupus among others.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends...: Depends on the cause of the decrease. Best to speak with your physician and possibly get a referral to a hematologist to diagnose the problem and def ... Read More

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