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Gastric cancer that has spread to bones I pelvis, spine and legs. Very low blood count. Transfusions not working due to bone marrow being affected.?

Gastric cancer that has spread to bones I pelvis, spine and legs. Very low blood count. Transfusions not working due to bone marrow being affected.?

It should help: Blood tansfusion should help. However, it will last only for a short period of time. It will be shorter time if you have active bleeding. You should get your treatment started asap- off course, with the support of blood transfusion and growth support. Eventually, when the cancer is in better controlled under treatment, your bone marrow hopefully would gradually hwork again.
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I went to ER last night I have chronic anemia my blood count was 7.5 was it safe that they sent me home with no transfusion usually when I'm that low?

I went to ER last night I have chronic anemia my blood count was 7.5 was it safe that they sent me home with no transfusion usually when I'm that low?

Depends: If you are dizzy, short of breath or have any symptoms you should go back to the emergency room. If your hemoglobin is normally at 7.5 then it is likely that is why they have not transfused you. I would go back to the emergency room should there be more concern. Good luck. Read more

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My mom is 95 her blood count is 24 do she need a blood transfusion?

My mom is 95 her blood count is 24 do she need a blood transfusion?

Depends: Blood transfusion is not a do it yourself issue. The need for transfusion is determined by clinical picture and is not driven by numbers alone. If you mother does not have symptoms of anoxia, hematocrit of 24 is quite adequate. Read more

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Would mitral regurgitation cuase someone to have a decreased red blood count, and would a blood transfusion help the case?

Would mitral regurgitation cuase someone to have a decreased red blood count, and would a blood transfusion help the case?

It could: Severe mr with turbulent flow can cause hemolysis of rbcs. Although a transfusion will top you off it won't solve the underlying problem. Read more

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How often should I have my blood count checked after having blood transfusion due to peptic ulcer?

How often should I have my blood count checked after having blood transfusion due to peptic ulcer?

Per your doctor: Depends on cause of ulcer and treatment done by your doctor. Please follow the instructions given by the treating physician. Read more

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Is 5.0 a low blood count?

It's on the low side: But falls within the normative range for an adult. Total WBC count is not necessarily the most important or informative parameter to focus on. There are several different types of white blood cell, each with unique functionality, that in combination comprise the totality of our cellular immune response. Each cell type has a normal range. More important is the infection history of the patient. Read more

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What causes low blood count?

What causes low blood count?

Anemia: Is another term for low blood counts. There are multiple causes including but not at all limited to blood loss (menstrual periods, bleeding from the GI tract), nutritional deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) b 12), chronic illnesses, medications, and bone marrow problems. Your dr. Should be able to help you figure out what is causing your low blood counts and if it's serious or not. 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

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What does low blood count mean to you?

What does low blood count mean to you?

Anemia and more: Low red cell count means anemia and it can be due to many reasons. Low white blood cell counts have a broader spectrum and each type of white cell count has different meaning. See this site for more info on low white cell counts.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. Read more

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Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Depends on: What cell count is low. Low red blood cell count may cause weakness, pallor, shortness of breath and in severe cases heart failure. Low white cell count may make the person prone to infections. Low platelet count causes bleeding in skin and mucus membranes. Read more

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What are the tests for low blood count?

What are the tests for low blood count?

Low blood count: The test will include CBC to confirm that your blood count is low and other necessary blood tests or other tests/procedures to find the cause of the low blood count. The treatment will be directed to resolve the low blood count and to address the main cause of it. Discuss further with your md or hematologist. Read more

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What is the cause of a low blood count?

What is the cause of a low blood count?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Read more

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What causes border line low blood count?

Why do you ask?: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside on either end. It's a mistake to think that the center of the range is best. If you feel well and you're not actually below the range, life's too short (and the chances of a working doing anything more than waste effort and money) to trouble yourself over it. Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood count?

What are the symptoms of low blood count?

Low blood counts: Low red cells causes anemia. The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the patient susceptible to fever and a variety of infections. Low platelets make one likely to have bruising, bleeding, or petechiae (small purple freckles on the skin). Read more

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Do low blood count cause you to past out?

Do low blood count cause you to past out?

Possible.: Anemia can make people lightheaded. Actually losing consciousness would be very unusual unless the anemia was severe and the person did something really strenuous. More common anemia symptoms are fatigue, feeling cold, mild headache, shortness of breath with exercise, lack of stamina, and generalized weakness. Read more

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What is the biggest cause of low blood count?

It depends upon....: The blood counts to which you are referring. If you mean anemia, the overwhelmingly most common reason for a low rbc count in the us is fe deficiency, in part because of our typically fe poor diet, and exacerbated by a monthly blood loss in women. Fe deficiency, however, is due tof an underlying primary problem to be discovered and corrected. For low WBC count, viral suppression is most common. Read more

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What happens if low blood count is left untreated?

Depends: Which cells and how low? More information is needed to address your question. You may consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc
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Difference between low blood count and low blood sat?

Difference between low blood count and low blood sat?

Numbers vs function: Blood count is determined by the number of red blood cells in your blood stream, saturation usually referes to the amount of oxygen in your blood stream. This is determined by lung function, blood function, heart function just to name a few. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low blood count?

Vague question: You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc#1 Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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