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why would white blood count be low

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white bloo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Lots of stuff: These white cell numbers alone can rest from something as simple as a cold shower. If you feel well and all white cells look normal, forget about them ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
FEVER WITH CHEMO: FEVER WITH CHEMO. It can be a side effect of the chemo or a secondary infection. You need an exam/LABS/UAC&S and a CXR. Seek prompt follow up with ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Seek another doc: Low vit. D at least deserves treatment recommendations. If you use sunscreen or don't get mid-day sun then take 5-8000 iu of d3/day. Low wbc/neut. May ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Watch out for Fever!: There are more than one causes for feeling tired. Infection can cause it as you indicated but here fever is the first symptom. So if you feel cold, sh ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Need more: Data. Have you been tested for rheumatoid factor, ANA? What type of white blood cells are elevated, and how long have you had your symptoms? You sho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruct ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What is the actual value? What is the differential count? Do you have any symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
23 years experience Pathology
See the pediatrician: Check with pediatrician since there are many reasons for leukopenia. Keep present that the lower the neutrophil count, the more vulnerable your baby i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get details: "treat the person, not the numbers." unless this is due to a very low absolute count of neutrohils or a very low absolute count of lymphocytes, it sho ... Read More
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