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What is the relation between low blood count and bone marrow?

What is the relation between low blood count and bone marrow?

Bone marrow makes: All of the blood cells. One cause of low blood counts is poor functioning of the bone marrow.

Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


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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. Discuss with your md.

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Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Yes: Hello dpatrick8. I am not quite sure what you are asking, but if the cause of anemia is not obvious after a detailed history, physical examination, and blood testing, a bone marrow biopsy is frequently performed to determine the cause.

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Hypoplastic anemaia, my 14 months old baby (male) has hypoplastic anemia, his bone marrow is producing less blood cells, please suggest me some sol?

Hypoplastic anemaia, my 14 months old baby (male) has hypoplastic anemia, his bone marrow is producing less blood cells, please suggest me some sol?

Steroids?: By hypoplastic anemia, I assume that you mean diamond-blackfan anemia. If not, then disregard my answer. Many patients with dba improve their red blood cell production with steroid treatment, and many of those that respond to steroids can be maintained on very low doses of steroids. For those patients that do not respond, chronic transfusion therapy is necessary to allow adequate hemoglobin values.

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Dad 70 yrs, non alchoholic. Has macrocytic anemia. Hb 10. Mcv 110. No blood loss. Bone marrow, kidney, liver, vitamins, colonscopy normal. Why anemic?

Dad 70 yrs, non alchoholic. Has macrocytic anemia. Hb 10. Mcv 110. No blood loss. Bone marrow, kidney, liver, vitamins, colonscopy normal. Why anemic?

Ideas: He's not on medications and has normal thyroid, correct? He needs a reticulocyte count to determine whether these cells are big because they're young. I'd be surprised if that was the explanation. Next will perhaps be an offer of a bone marrow tap to look for myelodysplastic syndrome.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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.

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question.

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My mother has a low blood count, and is always getting infections, what are the possible causes?

My mother has a low blood count, and is always getting infections, what are the possible causes?

Several things: Low blood counts can mean low red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. I assume she has low white cells if she's getting infections. Causes include medications, past chemotherapy, or a bone marrow problem called myelodysplasia. Some chronic leukemias can cause low white blood counts. Her doctor should look at her blood smear under a microscope to see what's going on.

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Can methotrexate and sulphasalzine cause neutropenia. I have RA and low blood count, blood tests every 2/3 weeks. What happens next?

Can methotrexate and sulphasalzine cause neutropenia. I have RA and low blood count, blood tests every 2/3 weeks. What happens next?

Yes: Both Methotrexate (mtx) and sulfasalazine (ssz) can cause a drop in the white blood cell (WBC) absolute neutrophil count (anc). Mtx pi p. 8 http://www. Pfizer. Ca/en/our_products/products/monograph/280 -- ssz pi p.3: http://labeling. Pfizer. Com/showlabeling. Aspx? Id=524 - why every 2-3 weeks depends on dosing. If continuous dosing then this is harder to explain. More info needed. Possible bmb.

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Do u think that low BP 80/55 avg is due to less liquid consumption. Pulse rate is 110. On liquid n sodium restricted diet. Low blood count also?

Do u think that low BP 80/55 avg is due to less liquid consumption. Pulse rate is 110. On liquid n sodium restricted diet. Low blood count also?

Need fluid and Na: Why are you on a fluid and sodium restricted diet.Were you hypertensive hence low sodium? Pulse is elevated also with a low blood count.Is there any bleeding. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible.

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What to do if my husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000.?

What to do if my husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000.?

Not too low: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the counts are not too low. Hemoglobin is normal. WBC is slightly low but may be his normal. platelets are at the lower end of normal.

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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