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Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Probably not...: Depending on how low your white count is, sl. Low white cells should not adversely impact or cause other health problems. As always, healthy behaviors are recommended... Sleep, hydration, exercise, balanced diet... ...Read more

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Leukopenia (Definition)

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What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic,pancytopenia,leukopenia,neutropenia,thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic,pancytopenia,leukopenia,neutropenia,thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

Specialist help: This is probably a marrow disease and you need to be evaluated by a competent, no-nonsense hematologist. An anemia always needs a workup and unless the other values are only trivially reduced relative to the reference range, you have serious disease until proved otherwise. Don't delay, and stay proactive. ...Read more

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What is leukopenia?

What is leukopenia?

Low white blood cell: Leukopenia is a general term for a low white blood cell count(wbc). That is all leukopenia means, it doesn't say anything about why there is are few wbcs. Often a mild leukopenia is from viral infections, and the typical thing to do is to recheck to see if it goes up. Severe leukopenia is managed emergently, sometimes in hospital. The next step is usually to be referred to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is leukopenia?

What exactly is leukopenia?

Leukopenia: Leukopenia is how doctors say low white blood cell count. There are many different causes. Please see a hematologist so they can help determine the cause of your leukopenia. ...Read more

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What exactly is transient leukopenia?

What exactly is transient leukopenia?

Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count ( checked on a simple CBC, blood count test) This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu. viral condition goes away and so does the leukopenia. following chemotherapy , white cell count drops and recovers ( transient) ...Read more

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Could leukopenia cause reduction in height?

Could leukopenia cause reduction in height?

No: Leukopenia (white blood cells in the blood are fewer than normal) does not cause reduction a child's final height. However, if the leukopenia was severe, and the child had persistent or recurrent infections throughout childhood, he might not grow as tall due to having chronic illnesses. In an adult, leukopenia does not make him shorter. ...Read more

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What is transient leukopenia? Is there a cure?

What is transient leukopenia? Is there a cure?

See details: This is a temporary reduction in the white blood count below the lower limits of normal. No treatment is needed because it is transient. ...Read more

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What treatmemts a helpful for leukopenia. Any help?

What  treatmemts a helpful for leukopenia. Any help?

It obviously depends: On the cuase. If it is related to medication then the medication can be reduced or stopped. If it is due to infection that hopefully the infection can be successfully treated. If it is due to chemotherapy then white blood cell stimulating drugs are available. If there is an underlying blood problem such as leukemia then aggressive therapies may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leukopenia?

Low white blood cell: This term is generic for any low total white blood cell count. ...Read more

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Can cyclic leukopenia develop into something more serious?

Can cyclic leukopenia develop into something more serious?

Need monitoring: The long-term concern is for major infections and sepsis episodes developing in these patients. Also, since these patients can be treated with g-csf injections there is concern for development of leukemias which are seen in patients with severe congenital neutropenia ( a related but different disorder). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with leukopenia. I'm all over the place with what this is and is there a cure?!

I have been diagnosed with leukopenia. I'm all over the place with what this is and is there a cure?!

Nonspecific finding : Leukopenia is just a term for low white blood cell count and is not really a diagnosis. You need additional evaluation by a hematologist to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Possibly: There are a lot of reasons for leukopenia. Usually isolated low white cells is not a sign of leukemia if the red blood cells and the platelets also found in blood are fine. Leukopenia develops in leukemia because all the bone marrow cells that eventually end up in the blood stream are crowded out by leukemia cells. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

Depends: Many have low white count that is benign & no symptoms. It may also be due to a recent infection, medication, excessive alcohol intake, or underlying blood disease (even cancer), or else... The differential DX is wide. If white count is very low, risk of infection is increased. If you have fevers, chills, drenching night sweats or recurrent infection, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the differences between leukemia and leukopenia?

High vs. low: Leukemia is a malignancy of the white blood cells, sometimes leading to excessive amounts of these cells in circulation. Leukopenia is a deficiency or low WBC count. Sometimes leukemia can present or lead to low WBC counts, but often leukemia is associated with a high WBC count. ...Read more

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What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

Opposites: Leukopenia means low white blood cell count. Leukocytosis means high white blood cell count. These are noted on a complete blood count. ...Read more

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What's the treatment process for leukopenia?

Leukopenia refers: To a low white blood cell (WBC) count. The differential diagnosis is extensive, and until the cause is determined, a treatment plan can not be made. ...Read more

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Why do oeople with leukopenia wish to drink hot drinks?

Why do oeople with leukopenia wish to drink hot drinks?

From MD Health: Because the immune system is damaged the patient is more likely to develop inflammation in the mouth. This may occur around the cheeks, lips, tongue cheeks, tonsils, etc. Patients may also develop inflammation of the stomach lining as the natural bacteria in the system grows at an unchecked rate. These conditions may cause the patient to crave hot beverages. ...Read more