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Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?

Is angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma still treatable if in the marrow, anemia, low platelets, swelling?

T cell lymphoma: It is treatable but need careful supervision under the oncologist as chemo can be detrimental with low blood counts but sometimes that is the only way marrow can be cleared of lymphoma so lot of thinking needs to be done in selecting appropriate chemo for such patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils, monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia. ?

 8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils,  monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia. ?

Hematology: With these signs in the blood that your child has. I would suggest that you your child be seen by a hematologist. This may be a serious blood disorder needing further diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more

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If taking a daily of maltofer (iron) for a month raised my hemoglobin from 9.5 to 10.3, can I say anemia is due to low iron. Platelets normal, WBC too?

If taking a daily of maltofer (iron) for a month raised my hemoglobin from 9.5 to 10.3, can I say anemia is due to low iron. Platelets normal, WBC too?

Possibly: Before taking any medication or dietary supplements it is very important to know the exact type of anemia and its cause. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin but low MCH and mchb and platelet count of 482 to be considered microcytic anemia?

Not anemia: With a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit, by definition you are not anemic. If your MCV is low in this context then you simply have microcytic red blood cells. This can be seen in some hereditary syndromes such as thallasemia. It is also possible that your iron stores may be in the process of being depleted and frank anemia has not emerged yet. Discuss with your doctor obtaining iron studies. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.

What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.

Infections-- but---: Much more detail is needed about your case. What's the age of the patient, comorbid states, medications, family history, environmental exposures, etc. This question is too important to have it answered correctly online- discuss it with your doctor who has all the facts in hand. ...Read more

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My dad has low risk MDS. Only anemia, but transfusion dependent of theee units every 6 wks. Platelets and WBC are ok. Blasts in B.marrow1%. Prognosis?

My dad has low risk MDS. Only anemia, but transfusion dependent of theee units every 6 wks. Platelets and WBC are ok. Blasts in B.marrow1%. Prognosis?

Unpredictable: Don't try to second-guess. It's all percentage odds. He would do well to plan a normal life expectancy, but be prepared (as any person should be) for the onset of serious illness. ...Read more

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Dr thinks I'm on verge of iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin is only low #.hemoglobin is fine. Platelet is 600. Is high platelet related to pre-anemia?

Dr thinks I'm on verge of iron deficiency anemia.  Ferritin is only low #.hemoglobin is fine. Platelet is 600. Is high platelet related to pre-anemia?

Anemia: Elevated plata,eats may be due to recent bleeding from your period . Starting iron supplement is a good idea in a young person to compensate for blood loss due to heavy menstrual loss . ...Read more

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Is this mild anemia or moderate? Low hemoglobin,hematocrit,mcv,mch,mchc. High rdw,esr,platelets.iron 3(11-27umol/L).saturation 0.03 (0.20-0.50). B12 162(198-615).

Anemia: If your hemoglobin is low, this is a measure of how much oxygen carrying protein is in your blood and we call this anemic. Mild and moderate are relative descriptions. It is more important to figure out why there is anemia so that it can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Grandma has high ast, k, neutrophils edema low platelet count macrocytic anemia hypothyrodism Alzheimer's she can't concentrate what can this be?

Doctor for Grandma: Your grandma needs to see a doctor, possibly a geriatrician. She has multiple problems which can result in difficulty concentrating. Of course alzheimer's will cause this, but she may have more acute problems (like infection, etc) which can worsen it. If she's examined and something is found that can be treated, she may be better able to concentrate. ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more