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A 35-year-old female asked:

What is the treatment for low white blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is a tough one: Cannot speak in generalities. How low? Other health issues? Medications? Testing to sort out low wbc? Have to know the cause to say anything useful about a strategy.

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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 38 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
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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 24 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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