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A 26-year-old female asked:

What causes low white blood cells?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are reasons why my white blood cells are low?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to say!: Is this a new problem? Are you sick? On any new meds or supplements? Lots of things can cause a low white blood cell count. Any test, whether normal or not, has to be interpreted in light of the symptoms you are having. If this was found on a routine blood test and you feel fine, it may be nothing, and should be repeated later to see if it is still low. Talk to your doc on what followup to do
A 35-year-old member asked:

What cause low white blood cells to form?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does white blood cells mean if low?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious.
A member asked:

What is the most common cause for white blood cells to get low?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Many causes: Depends, but most common is probably from viral infection. Many other possibilities including drugs, leukemia, other infections, benign cyclic changes......
A female asked:

What can cause abnormal blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Which ones?: Are you referring to white cells, any certain subsets, red cells or all of the above?

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