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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Abs Neut Count: Anc = absolute neutrophil count anc <500 is severe and most concerning for infection risk. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that fight ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Absolute neutrophil: Count (anc) there are different types of white blood cells. The polys or neutrophils fight off baterial and fungal infection so knowing how many ther ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Normal is Above 1500: Normal absolute neutrophil count or ANC should be above 1500 cubic milliliter of blood. When this number falls below 500 is defined as significant ne ... Read More
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Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
ANC: True the counts are a little low but adequate to prevent infection. The answer will depend on the disease or medication that is causing the low ANC.
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: OK as long as ANC is stable, ANC varies widely. You may have mild chronic leukopenia, which is a benign. F/u your doctor.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unusual: But herpes zoster-shingles can cause rib distribution pain and neuropathy including over any rib.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Lots of things or no: Someone has ordered this test and really it is their responsibility to explain them to you! It could be nothing at all or could be significant. I do ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O LEUKOPENIA : Leukopenia in the absence of infection or autoimmune disease, may be begging cyclical leukopenia. Follow up with your doctor. You need to be reexamine ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There is a disease: Called cyclic neurtopenia. To make that diagnosis you have to check WBC 2x per week for several weeks to see the cycles. That having been said, the re ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely: You can try, but epithelium needs to recover. Chances of success are low in just two weeks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
There are new medic: There are twwo new medicines to raise WBC and anc. They are called Neupogen and neulasta (pegfilgrastim). But they are only used if the counts get ver ... Read More

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