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Is there something that can be done when the bone marrow isn't producing enough imature red blood cells and your hgb gets lower.?

Is there something that can be done when the bone marrow isn't producing enough imature red blood cells and your hgb gets lower.?

Yes, but we need: More information on why there is a production problem. Could be iron folate (folic acid) or B12 which would be treated with supplementation. If it is related to kidney problems then it would be treated with erythropoietin ...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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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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Does a bone marrow transplant change your blood cells?

Who is donor?: This depends--if it is an autologous transplant where a patient receives their own cells then the immune system and blood type are unchanged. An allogeneic transplant comes from donor different than the patient. In this case the immune system changes. Also, if the donor has a different red cell type then the recipient's blood type will change too. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between red blood cell production and bone marrow cancer?

Is there a relationship between red blood cell production and bone marrow cancer?

Yes: The bone marrow is the factory of the blood - every blood cell begins life there. If the bone marrow is full of cancer, or weakened, there is not capacity or energy to produce enough red blood cells. ...Read more

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All childhood blood disorders that cause bone marrow to produce cells but slowly, low red cells white and platelets, B12 and iron are all in range?

All childhood blood disorders that cause bone marrow to produce cells but slowly, low red cells white and platelets,  B12 and iron are all in range?

Many conditions: Pancytopenia, or decrease in rbc, wbc, and platelets can be genetic, like Fanconi anemia or Dyskeratosis congenital, that include other abnormalities. Acquired pancytopenia, besides low B12 and Folate, (folic acid) can be caused by a toxin, drugs, radiation, a viral infection, malnutrition and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). If a cause is not found, it is said to be idiopathic. I hope it resolves. ...Read more

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I have giant red blood cells they said marcotosis without anemia and now she wants to do bonemarrow biopsy she didn't say what kind of camcer she is l?

I have giant red blood cells they said marcotosis without anemia and now she wants to do bonemarrow biopsy she didn't say what kind of camcer she is l?

Not cancer: Hope you feel fine and not to worry. I suppose your doc or a person in the lab told you your CBC and blood have large red cells or macrocytes. If you do not have anemia, and there is No obvious nutritional ,drug,metabolic, chemical Cause, your doctor wanted to see if there is some reason coming from your blood factory, your bone marrow. Ask your doctor for more explanations and you concerns. ...Read more

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I had a bone marrow biopsy done today bc my Hgb is 7.8, my red and whit blood counts are both low. I am asymptomatic. Any idea?

I had a bone marrow biopsy done today bc my Hgb is 7.8, my red and whit blood counts are both low. I am asymptomatic. Any idea?

Anemia. : Is your platelet count low, too? There are myriad causes of anemia, but not all of them require a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose, so I'll assume you're pretty far down the diagnostic path. At this point, your best bet would be to wait for the biopsy results. Preliminary information doesn't take too long to come in. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your white blood cell count to fluxuate if you have multiple myloma (cancer of the bone marrow)?

Is it normal for your white blood cell count to fluxuate if you have multiple myloma (cancer of the bone marrow)?

Multiple Myeloma: Hi, White blood cell is low in Multiple Myeloma, now the count even in a normal person can vary from time to time but now the question is how wide of Fluctuation we are talking about and also are you on chemo medication? If you are on chemotherapy then that could drops your white blood cell count significantly, you need to work with your Oncologist closely to monitor your count. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 Cells (Definition)

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