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Should i be worried about cancer since i began developing a few symptoms of agranulocytosis after 4th week of latuda (lurasidone)/trileptal? doc ended latuda (lurasidone) 2day
What is a symptom...: of agranulocytosis? A symptom is a physical sensation you experience. What physical sensation are you experiencing? A blood test is not a symptom. A blood test is a blood test. Why would you worry about cancer instead of drug-induced suppression of neutrophil production? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The total white blood count (WBC) is made up of a percentage of neutrophils and other cell types. When the total WBC is low, or if the percentage neutrophils is very low then we call this neutropenia (insufficient neuts on and absolute basis). In the case of absence of nests ...Read more
Is it possible to develop agranulocytosis from one night of cocaine use? My symptom is oral thrush and mouth sores.
No: Stop using recreational drugs. Take better care of your health ! ...Read more
Low neutrophils: The total white blood count (WBC) is made up of a percentage of neutrophils and other cell types. When the total WBC is low, or if the percentage neutrophils is very low then we call this neutropenia (insufficient neuts on and absolute basis). In the case of absence of nests it is called agranulocytosis. ...Read more
Different: Agranulocytosis is abscence of granulocyte- or known as neutrophils/segmented white blood cell.There are different causes of agranulocytosis- like drug, congenital etc. Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. In leukemia, normal blood cells can be supressed by the abnormal leukemic cells- and patient can be presented with low /abscence of granulocytes, as well as anemia or decrease in platelets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agranulocytosis: Agranulocytosis is a condition where there is a marked decrease of granulocytes , a type of white blood cells that are supposed to fight for infection. Agranulocytosis can happen in patient with acute leukemia-but also it can be caused by some other things- i.e. - -drugs ( which is actually probably the most common cause of agranulocytosis) ; infection, other bone marrow problems. ...Read more
No: Agranulocytosis is a laboratory finding of no or very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cells. This could be caused by destruction of these cells or by not making enough cells. Cancer is only one of the conditions that is associated with this finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a rare: But well reported concern for this medication. The specific mechanism is not well worked out, but as thyroid disease is autoimmune, patients may be a set up for a second immune related problem with granulocyte production. ...Read more
Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: You should always have your psychiatrist and cardiologist collaborating on your treatment. ...Read more
For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?
Preventive visit: See the Dr. annually for a preventive Visit and you will get a good Physical and some routine blood work to assure you are well. They may order any preventative tests as well on you, depending on your age and any risk factors you have based on your exam and family history, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have true anxiety, how is it possible for the symptoms to go away lying down vs standing? Wouldn't this be physical not psych? Very hard to u/s.
Need more info: I don't think this is something that anyone could answer online, and you didn't mention what specific symptoms you are having that go away when you lie down. Get a thorough medical work up to rule out possible medical conditions or explanations. Then see an experienced psychologist who can hep you get to the bottom of your anxiety, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer