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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

Low wbc.: Hypothyroidism does not lower your white blood cell count, but does cause fatigue. A low white blood cell count may represent infection, allergy, or bone marrow suppression, and low platelets can also be a result of an infection, or a problems with your liver and kidneys. You should be taking thyroid replacement and see a physician immediately about the low white blood count and platelets. ...Read more

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Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107,mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months,no vertigo,no low iron or blood count,no hypothyroidism,age59?

Bp often70/95, fasting sugar 107,mild dizziness sometimes by forward bending for 3months,no vertigo,no low iron or blood count,no hypothyroidism,age59?

If your: If your blood pressure is 70/95 then there is a problem. Normally the systlic is higher meaning 95/70.. that looks better, however the difference between the number is not much hence that could also signal a problem. See your primary doc to check for cortisol, aldosterone, and thyrone hormones. Then have him refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Hi I have hypothyroidism and have been experiencing chest pains to my heart, I also have a low blood count. What do I do?

Hi I have hypothyroidism and have been experiencing chest pains to my heart, I also have a low blood count. What do I do?

See your doctor: It is unlikely that hypothyroidism or "low blood count" is the cause of your chest pain. However, chest pain due to arthritis, hypothyroidism, and low blood counts may be related to an underlying autoimmune condition. This should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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Would a continuos low white blood count cause fatigue?

Would a continuos low white blood count cause fatigue?

Low WBC count: It depends on how low the count is. The usual lower limit of normal for most labs is around 3, 500 wbc/mm3. If you are in the 1500-3499 range, this is probably not causing the fatigue. If it goes down lower, it may make you more susceptible to certain infections, which could cause fatigue. It if is very low, you need to look for a specific cause, and many of these might cause fatigue. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood count and do I need to be careful about washing my hands?

What causes low white blood count and do I need to be careful about washing my hands?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. As for washing your hands, good hygeine is always a good idea! see your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause you to have a low white blood count?

Can biotin cause you to have a low white blood count?

No: If either the absolute lymphocyte count or the absolute neutrophil count are way below reference range, it's worth following. You know that these ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. ...Read more

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I have a rash and swelling and a very low white blood count. What could cause this? I have been to almost every doctor. Please help!

I have a rash and swelling and a very low white blood count. What could cause this? I have been to almost every doctor. Please help!

SEE A HEMATOLOGIST: You need to see a dermatologist, a good internist or a hematologist. The question here is which is causing the other. Do you have a fever ? What is the nature of the rash? ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising  What could cause this? 

Itching Issues

There is a very: characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms.The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...Read more

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I have a high white blood count low mch and low mchc and high neutrophils{absolute} and high lymphs{absolute} what causes this?

I have a high white blood count low mch and low mchc and high neutrophils{absolute} and high lymphs{absolute} what causes this?

Lots of stuff: These white cell numbers alone can rest from something as simple as a cold shower. If you feel well and all white cells look normal, forget about them. If you have an anemia and/or possible blood loss, the low MCHC / MCH suggests iron deficiency. This happened to me when I was donating a lot of blood and eating mostly vegetarian style. ...Read more

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My white blood count is 4.02 and my lymph abs are 0.93 they are both low. I also have not been eating and Have been stressed could this cause it?

My white blood count is 4.02 and my lymph abs are 0.93 they are both low. 
I also have not been eating and Have been stressed could this cause it?

Interesting result: Hi, your absolute lab values may be low for a normal range, but it can also be normal for your personal health. It is possible that malnutrition or stress could contribute to low WBC count but likely fluctuates by a small percentage normally. More importantly, how is your overall health? Do you feel healthy? We usually do not treat labs alone, but can be a good starting point to go from. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain, high white blood count/crp/sed rate, nausea, constipation and low grade fever w/actitivity? It's officially not ibd.

What causes stomach pain, high white blood count/crp/sed rate, nausea, constipation and low grade fever w/actitivity? It's officially not ibd.

Nonspecific: While the data are not necessarily diagnostic or a particular disease, small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a little known disease that could be responsible for te problem. See a GI doc for a consultation. ...Read more

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Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Need more info: What is the actual value? What is the differential count? Do you have any symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

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