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Aplastic Anemia Low Blood Count Anemia
Is blood work to measure aplastic anemia--red and white blood count a good indicator...I have mine done every 6 months...always fine?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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