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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


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Had CBC blood work all normal except low lymphocytes could I have aplastic anemia?

Had CBC blood work all normal except low lymphocytes could I have aplastic anemia?

Hematology: Low lymphocyte count on one blood test should not raise any concern especially if all the other elements of your CBC are normal. Routine follow up with your pmd and a repeat CBC at some point will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?

Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?

Lower WBC count: Aplastic anemia and to some extent fanconi anemia are associated with low WBC counts as well as low counts of red cells and platelets. Neither is expected to cause a rise in WBC counts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

Lack of red cells.: Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount of HGB carried by all red cells in a volulme of blood. A low white blood cell count is leukopenia, and a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Anemia: Anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc ...Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well. ...Read more

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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more

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What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

Anemia: There are many causes of anemia, but your symptoms don't give a clue as to the cause in you case. These are symptoms of all anemia, regardless of the cause. Work with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it common to need an endoscopy due to my low blood count?

Is it common to need an endoscopy due to my low blood count?

Yes.: If you are iron deficient, the cause needs to be found. The only way a healthy adult becomes iron deficient is by blood loss. If you are not a menstruating female, there must have been blood loss in the stool (or rarely in the urine). It is common to do endoscopy (to see the stomach) and colonoscopy to look for possible sites of bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood count wbc?

Infection: Low WBC count, by itself has no symptoms. People with low WBC count are more susceptible to infections. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication cause low blood count?

Can thyroid medication cause low blood count?

Possibly: Methimazole, used to treat overactive thyroid, has been reported to cause aplastic anemia, decreased production of some white blood cells and low platelet count. ...Read more

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Will spinal hemangiomas lead to low blood count?

Will spinal hemangiomas lead to  low blood count?

Usually not: Hemangiomas are benign blood vessel tumors. Sometimes, if the tumors are quite large, blood platelets can get activated in these tumors and stick to the blood vessel walls. This can result in a low platelet count. Platelets are necessary for proper blood clotting. This problem is called kasabach merritt phenomenon and is actually quite rare. If it occurs, it could cause a bleening tendency. ...Read more

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What vitamins can be taken to boost low blood count?

What vitamins can be taken to boost low blood count?

Causes: First you need to find the cause:gastric ulcer, colon polyp/ mass, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Iron supplements and Folic Acid could help, but unless you find the cause you will not see significant improvement without treatment. See physician. ...Read more

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Are the characteristics of a bruise caused by low blood count or something else?

Are the characteristics of a bruise caused by low blood count or something else?

Not sure what u mean: A bruise is just a subcutaneous collection of blood that has escaped the confines of the vascular space. It's appearance changes with local metabolism of hemoglobin. If you are referring to bruising in general, people with low platelet counts or deficiencies/dysfunction in some humoral clotting factors (eg., vwf, fibrinogen, etc.) are sensitive to bruising/bleeding from even minor trauma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal ?

What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal ?

Fatigue plus: Severe anemia(low blood count) can cause excessive fatigue. Your friend should see a MD to better determine the "normalcy" of her periods by history and physical exam as that is usually the main source of anemia in menstruating women. If the GYN MD determines that the periods are indeed "normal" then alternative bleeding and nutritiional sources need to be identified. ...Read more

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I am a vet (nam) so i go to va, it started with a low blood count, and they wanted to find out where it was coming from so they an upper g.I., every since all of a sudden my food tube doesn;t close, i'm in pain like you would not believe, they put me on m

I am a vet (nam) so i go to va, it started with a low blood count, and they wanted to find out where it was coming from so they an upper g.I., every since all of a sudden my food tube doesn;t close, i'm in pain like you would not believe, they put me on m

I : I am so sorry that you are going through all of this. Please let the va know that your medications are not arriving on time, if they are late it as you know you will go through narcotic withdrawal symptoms. Due to your pain and stomach problems you need to see your doctor and let them know your concerns. There are treatments that can help you, you just need to see the right people. There are people who care about you and want you to feel better, please don't give up. Please call the va right away and let them know your concerns. ...Read more

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Is multi vitamins good for low blood count?

Is multi vitamins good for low blood count?

Depends: Depends on why your blood count is low, the most common cause in a young women with heavy mensus is iron defiency anemia in which case taking a multi vitamin with iron will help, though it takes time ( months) . Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does low blood count mean?

What does low blood count mean?

Low cells: A "low blood count" usually means a low value or # of cells in the CBC (complete blood count). There are many numbers in a cbc, but the main ones are HGB (measure of red blood cells = rbc), WBC (=white bc), and platelets. The other numbers and "differential" help further clarify the cyto(=cell)penia(=low). Additional labs or a bone marrow biopsy may be necessary to evaluate. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Anemia, Aplastic (Definition)

Complete lack of blood cell reproduction. ...Read more