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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?

Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?

Lupus, maybe: I think you may well be right. You should be under the care of a competent rheumatologist. A Coombs test would be in order to see if you have hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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High blood pressure plus low blood count and digestive problems. Is there any relation?

High blood pressure plus low blood count and digestive problems. Is there any relation?

It may be the meds: It may be the meds which are causing digestive problemsc and low blood count, talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left lower adobom for two weeks and have a low blood count what could this be? I am a 55 year old male with treated high blood presher

I have pain in my left lower adobom for two weeks and have a low blood count what could this be? I am a 55 year old male with treated high blood presher

I: I do not know the cause of your left, lower abdominal pain. I do recommend this be evaluated. Have you had problems with loose bowel movements? Any black, sticky, malodorous bowel movements? Any fevers? If you have the later two issues with this left sided abdominal pain, would get seen right away to ensure that you don't have an infection in your large intestine or that you don't have gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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My niece has just had to have bloods taken again throu a low blood count she is five months pregnant can anyone help thanks?

My niece has just had to have bloods taken again throu a low blood count she is five months pregnant can anyone help thanks?

Anemia common: Pregnancy associated anemia is quite common. Her doctor will help her determine the cause, which is most likely dilutional/iron deficiency. She may just need to go on a daily iron supplement. ...Read more

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Can a low blood count mean ovarian cancer?

Wasn't sure what you: Meant by low counts, but I would not leap from low blood count to ovarian ca. Ovarian ca does not tend to metastasize to bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Contralateral ovary, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, liver, lungs, bone and brain are the most common sites. I think the more intriguing question is why you are making the connection? Is there a family history that concerns you? ...Read more

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Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea. Is that a low blood count?

Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea. Is that a low blood count?

This is a low Hgb...: Normal hemoglobins are in the range of 13-16 g/dl, and are generally higher in men than women. From your brief history, there are many potential factors that could be contributing to anemia, including (but not limited to) crohns dz, anemia of chronic disease, malabsorptions, blood loss, nutritional issues, etc. If you're a woman, menses contributes as well. You'd be wise to address with your dr. ...Read more

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If you have leukaemia and you start to get bruises, this is because of a low blood count right?

If you have leukaemia and you start to get bruises, this is because of a low blood count right?

Bruising: In the setting of leukemia where the leukemia cells are occupying the bone marrow space- production of normal blood cells would be severely diminished. Thus one can be presented with spontaneous bruising /bleeding as the result of low platelet levels. However, if one is easily bruising- it does not mean that one has leukemia. Many other conditions can cause easy bruising as well. Go get checked. ...Read more

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Blood in urine negativ; trace. Low blood count in bloodwork. What does it mean.

Blood in urine negativ; trace. Low blood count in bloodwork. What does it mean.

Need more info: 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, from what you described, you are anemic. The commonest cause of anemia in women is menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron supplements while to seek an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife has been suffering from high fever, low blood count and acute acidity and vomiting?

My wife has been suffering from high fever, low blood count and acute acidity and vomiting?

Concerned: Your wife needs an evaluation by a physician rather urgently. Her list of potential problems is rather extensive based on the symptoms you have given. ...Read more

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My husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000. What's wrong with him?

My husband has low blood count. Hemoglobin 14, RBC 5.59, low WBC 3700, platelets 157000. What's wrong with him?

I think he's fine: There's no such thing as a perfect husband, but I don't see any problems with his blood picture. The total WBC count is actually at the low end of what I think is a reasonable reference range, and unless the neuts are very low or he's clearly sick clinically, I'd simply be thankful for good health. I trust he has other faults and that the two of you will be forbearing & love one another. ...Read more

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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

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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Blood Count (Definition)

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