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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications. It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...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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What can cause high wbc with high neutrophils and high lymphocytes and also 1% immature granulocytes. Also bone marrow edema.

What can cause high wbc with high neutrophils and high lymphocytes and also 1% immature  granulocytes. Also bone marrow edema.

Myeloproliferative D: These results are consistent with a Myeloproliferative Disorder (MPDO) of which there are various types. The diagnosis of MPDO depends on *symptoms* pt has experienced & results of other lab tests (like a bone marrow biopsy). In any case, pt should see a Hematologist right away for diagnosis. Discuss results w/ doctor who ordered test or use HealthTap Prime. It's too complicated to advise you here ...Read more

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How bad is multiple myeloma with 40% abnormal plasma cells in bone marrow?

How bad is multiple myeloma with 40% abnormal plasma cells in bone marrow?

Depends: The number of plasma cells is not the only determinant of prognosis. Are there bone lesions on x-ray? Is kidney function normal? Has there been a response to therapy? Many patients with 40% plasma cells at diagnosis can do well for years. ...Read more

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How does aplastic anemia and bone marrow transplant relate?

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How does aplastic anemia and bone marrow transplant relate?

Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia is a condition where for some unclear reason the bone marrow fails to produce normal blood cells. It could be due to underlying genetic mutation plus environmental -i.e. Drugs, chemical agent, infection, etc. Immunosupressant agent has been used to treat aplastic anemia with some response. Allogeneic bone marrow transplant will be the treatment of choice to cure the disease. ...Read more

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Does low kidney function cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Does low kidney function  cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Kidney: Depends on how poorly the kidney function is. It can lead to anemia and sometimes low platelet count. Sounds like you have more going on and should continue seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can one chest CT affects bone marrow and cause leukaemia?

Can one chest CT affects bone marrow  and cause leukaemia?

No: There is not enough radiation from a one-time chest ct to cause changes in the marrow and cause leukemia or other cancers. You would need multiple exposures or extremely high dose radiation (such as was seen in hiroshima) to cause these illnesses. ...Read more

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Can amyloidosis cause a hypoplastic bone marrow?

Can amyloidosis cause a hypoplastic bone marrow?

No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle proliferation of plasma cells; this may be treated with marrow suppressors. In an older person, "hypoplastic marrow" may be from sampling a place where marrow was a bit scant; the blood picture's key here. Your physicians know more. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.

What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.

Infections-- but---: Much more detail is needed about your case. What's the age of the patient, comorbid states, medications, family history, environmental exposures, etc. This question is too important to have it answered correctly online- discuss it with your doctor who has all the facts in hand. ...Read more

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Can a brain metabolism problem(low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever ?

Can a brain metabolism problem(low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever ?

central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain followinf things like aneurysm rupture or significant brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. ...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. ?

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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.
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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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Why can't people with sjogren's donate organs, blood or bone marrow?

Autoimmune disease: Sjogren's is one of many autoimmune diseases. Organ donation would be very ill-advised since the likelihood that multiple organs are involved with autoimmune disorders is great. They also travel in clusters; for instance, where you have one autoimmune disorder, you are more likely to have another. While it's always awesome to want to donate organs and blood, donating disease is way less awesome :). ...Read more

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My 6 week olds symptoms are, low platelets, low rbc, enlarged liver and spleen. Bone marrow & liver biopsy, throne infections, all negative. Any idea?

My 6 week olds symptoms are, low platelets, low rbc, enlarged liver and spleen. Bone marrow &  liver biopsy, throne infections, all negative. Any idea?

HLH?: Look it up for more detail, but are there further characteristics of hemphagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, also known as hlh, such as fever and high ferritin? I'm sorry your baby is sick! ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue and high white blood count 16 , osteoprosis and bone necrosis ?

Ask questions: Adrenal fatigue is overdiagnosed. You may get fatigued, but your adrenals seldom do. If you have adrenal failure (addison's) you need to see an endocrinologist. A steroid shot will cause temporary elevated wbc. Why would a 33 yo woman have osteoporosis and bone necrosis? Did you have premature menopause? I suggest you see an internal medicine md or endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow? If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?

How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow?  If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?

Probably not: Much. In the common situation where a rod is placed in the femur to stabilize a serious fracture there would be effacement of some bone marrow, but not enough in of itself to cause a deficit in rbc production leading to anemia. The fracture itself and the surgery could result in low HGB shortly after the injury. ...Read more

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Does amyloidosis cause a loss of bone marrow?

Sometimes: Amyloid can be deposited in the marrow and can in some cases thereby compromise the ability of the marrow to form new blood cells. ...Read more

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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


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