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Is chronic pancytopenia anemia curable?

Is chronic pancytopenia anemia curable?

Depends on cause: Chronic pancytopenia means low white & red cells and low platelets. Reversible causes such as nutritional deficinecies, immune disorders, drug-related can be treated effectively. However, patientsw with inherited conditions or bone marrow disorders need a detailed work-up and treatments may not be effective. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting ...Read more


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Normocytic hypochromic anaemia causes and symptoms?

Normocytic hypochromic anaemia causes and symptoms?

Early IDA possible: Hypochromic suggests low iron (which can be measured by ferritin, transferrin, etc). Usually this would be from blood loss. Usually iron deficiency anemia (ida) is also assoc w/ microcytic (low mcv) red blood cells (rbcs). It depends on the numbers, other tests & history, but could be early iron deficiency/blood loss &/or more than one process -- eg b12/folate deficiency & ida. See md. ...Read more

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Can normochromic or normocytic anemia cause leukemia?

Can normochromic or normocytic anemia cause leukemia?

No: Anemia (normochromic/cytic or not) can be a sign of leukemia (or a variety of other cancerous or non-cancerous conditions). That is it can associated with leukemia. However, it does not cause leukemia. Correlation does not equal causation. ...Read more

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How can chronic myelogenous leukemia cause hepatomegaly?

How can chronic myelogenous leukemia cause hepatomegaly?

Infiltration: The speen does enlarge in this disease. The causes include direct inflitration. Another is production of other blood elements (extramedullary hematopoesis) in the speen in response to either replacement of the marrow with CML or scar. The scarring is called myelofibrosis. ...Read more

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How is acute myeloid leukemia different from chronic lymphoma leukemia?

Different cell type: Leukemias typically originate when one of the white blood cell types starts multiplying out of control and preventing the normal cells from doing their job. There are many types of white blood cells and the subtype of leukemia or lymphoma or myeloma depends on which subtype is out of control. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia--not good together?

Chronic sinusitis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia--not good together?

Low IgG?: agreed. Frequent bacterial infection associated with CLL may be due to hypogammaglobulinemia (Low amount of antibodies, also called low IgG). That's treatable with monthly infusion of IVIG (intravenous immune globulin). Discuss with hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

A blood cancer: CML is a blood cancer that develops slowly (hence chronic). If untreated it will eventually be life threatening. It is associated a unique chromosomal injury, the philadelphia chromosome. New drugs (tkis) target this damage and reliably produce remissions in early stage patients that often are long lasting. ...Read more

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What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). ...Read more

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Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Not clear: No clear evidence for the causal-effect relationship between the two. PA is an autoimmue-mediated destruction of parietal cells in stomach, resuling in impairmnent of B12 absorption. Certainly it is possible that pernicious anemia may co-exist or exacerbate duodenitis via immune process or loss of balance in duodenal fluid, or anemia. But the causal-effect relationship is not well established. ...Read more

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Dangers of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Can be fatal: This is a disease that was associated with a shortened life span. The discovery of a specific cancer cell mutation and medications that attack that mutation have dramatically affected the outcome. This is now a disease that people can live for many years and be functional and productive. ...Read more

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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

White cell cancer: The bone marrow cells that produce granulocytes (needed to fight infections) grow out of control and are present in large numbers in the blood and other organs. The disease is quite treatable these days because of targeted therapy and long lasting remissions are possible in most people. ...Read more

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Is likely that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) live?

Is likely that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) live?

Yes: Many CLL patient's live a long and productive life. Having said that it is a leukemia , it will eventually need therapy. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

CLL: Cll is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells (specifically lymphocytes) in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cml, aml, all, etc. Cll is often diagnosed by flow cytometry on peripheral blood. Additional studies may include ct scans and bone marrow biopsy. One staging system is rai 0 to iv. Treatment ranges from observation (rai 0-1) to various tx individualized to pt. ...Read more

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What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

What causes acute myelogenous leukemia?

DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known risks include radiation exposure and certain chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Is polychromasia typically associated with microcytic  anemia (iron deficient anemia)?

Iron deficiency is: Usually hypo chromic. Polychromasia is seen in rapidly changing circumstances like hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Does nomochromic normocytic anemia indicate renal impairment?

Does nomochromic normocytic anemia indicate renal impairment?

Not necessarily: Normocytic normochromic anemia can be caused by acute blood loss, early iron deficiency, bone marrow supression, anemia of chronic disease, anemia of renal insufficiency, anemia caused by endocrine problem etc. ...Read more

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What causes people to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Mostly unknown: Cll affects older white men more that other parts of the population and the cause is unknown in most cases. Exposure to certain herbicides and insecticides, including agent orange used during the vietnam war, have been linked to an increased risk. For more information consult: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/ds00565/dsection=risk. ...Read more

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How to determine chronic lymphocytic leukemia stages?

Your oncologist can: Ask your treating doctor. The stages of cll are based on the extent of disease which requires both blood tests as well as physical exam and ct scans of the chest and abdomen to look for lymph node enlargement and or splenomegaly. ...Read more

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Granulocyte % of 72.4, and lymphocyte % of 20.3, be indicative of? Dx of chronic anemia. +2 pitting BLE. 33 yr old. Possibilities? GFR WNL.

Ignore percentages: These percentages are useful only as a quick reminder about absolute counts. If your absolute neutrophil and absolute lymphocyte counts are fairly near reference range, and all the cells look normal, then stop worrying. Your "chronic anemia", by contrast, needs to be worked up -- it's never acceptable not to know the exact cause and address treatment when possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm a 62 year old female with thyroid issues and pernicious anemia. Recent blood tests came back as low neutrophils (1400) and high lymphocyte 55%?

Hi, i'm a 62 year old female with thyroid issues and pernicious anemia. Recent blood tests came back as low neutrophils (1400) and high lymphocyte 55%?

Not dangerous but...: White counts fluctuate wildly. If you are on propylthiouracil, this can drop neutrophils dangerously low as an idiosyncratic reaction. Keep at least an eye on it. ...Read more

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Is it possible the presence of few atypical lymphocytes in pbs is related to microcytic anemia?

Is it possible the presence of  few atypical lymphocytes in pbs is related to microcytic anemia?

Not likely: Atypical lymphocytes may have to do with a viral infection, seen on peripheral blood smear (pbs). Microcytic anemia is a type of anemia where the size of the red blood cells are smaller th an normal; causes would include iron deficiency, thalassemia, lead poisoning, or some form of hemolytic anemia. Are you a med student? ...Read more

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Had CBC blood work all normal except low lymphocytes could I have aplastic anemia?

Had CBC blood work all normal except low lymphocytes could I have aplastic anemia?

Hematology: Low lymphocyte count on one blood test should not raise any concern especially if all the other elements of your CBC are normal. Routine follow up with your pmd and a repeat CBC at some point will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my lymphocytes are 44.6 and segmented neutrophils are 34.2. I have iron anemia deficiency. Also, I have hyperplastic polyps.

Not much..: Except for the anemia which should be investigated (cause?) and is easily treated, the other info is not of much significance ...Read more

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Should I be worried if S.Neutrophils are 34.2 Lymphocytes 44.6 Monocytes 9.9 Eosinophils 11.0 and Basophils 0.3? I have Ironn anemia def and allergies

Should I be worried if S.Neutrophils are 34.2 Lymphocytes 44.6 Monocytes 9.9 Eosinophils 11.0 and Basophils 0.3? I have Ironn anemia def and allergies

See below: 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, it would have helped to have the actual counts, however, the relative numbers are in keeping with your diagnoses. Iron deficiency in an adult male of concern and you need to be evaluated for blood loss by your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight fever, body ache, headache, when I cough theres green phlegm, slight anemia. Could this be the reason of few atypical lymphocytes seen in smear?

Slight fever, body ache, headache, when I cough  theres green phlegm, slight anemia. Could this be the reason of few atypical lymphocytes seen in smear?

It could be: Atypical lymphocytes can be seen in the peripheral blood smears on patients with viral infection. The symptoms you described could certainly be consistent with viral infection. Having said that, f/u and discuss further with your doctor about your symptoms. Also will need to have some blood work-up to find out the cause of your anemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause chronic anemia?

No: No.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Is chronic pancytopenia anemia curable?

Depends on cause: Chronic pancytopenia means low white & red cells and low platelets. Reversible causes such as nutritional deficinecies, immune disorders, drug-related can be treated effectively. However, patientsw with inherited conditions or bone marrow disorders need a detailed work-up and treatments may not be effective. ...Read more

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Can an elevated ck (700) be caused by severe, chronic, anemia (hg 4)?

Possibly: Ck is released when cells suffer injury. Having very low blood count could lead to significant stress on muscles and tissues and therefore one could see elevation of ck. ...Read more

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I have chronic unrelieved back pain and anemia. Could they be related?

Anemia back pain: Back pain and anemia is a combo for an underlying bone marrow cancer does not fit with your age severe anemia can cause ischemia of back muscles causing pain increasing on exersion, heredetary anemias like sickle can cause ischemic renal infarcts causing back pain. Also renal failure can cause back pains and anemia. Hemolytic anemias can cause back pains from the sudden drop in hemoglobin.. ...Read more

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What causes chronic anemia? I am female. History of hysterectomy in 2009.

What causes chronic anemia? I am female. History of hysterectomy in 2009.

Many causes: Lack of production with bone marrow abnormalities breakdown problems due to the spleen or kidney disease. Blood loss bleeding ulcers your doctor may need to run some blood tests to start a workup. ...Read more

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I have chronic anemia and take methadone does methadone have anything to do?

Unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia in women of reproductive age.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Is there a correlation between chronic microvascular ischemic disease and anemia?

Only in the sense: That a patient with severe small vessel disease may be chronically ill. I would not directly relate the anemia without sorting out potentially reversible causes. ...Read more

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I haven't hit puberty and im 16 and i have/had a mild case of chronic anemia, may this be the cause?

I haven't hit puberty and im 16 and i have/had a mild case of chronic anemia, may this be the cause?

See your PCP: If puberty has not started by age 14 in boys, it is considered delayed puberty. Mild anemia itself unless associated with underlying disease, i.e., crohn's disease, is very unlikely the cause. ...Read more

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Wt does pregnant comp: anemia-antipartumcondution or prior complicated with conditionstatus-chronic mean?

Wt does pregnant comp: anemia-antipartumcondution or prior complicated with conditionstatus-chronic mean?

Billing icd9 code: I suspect that you are reading a billing code that was submitted to your insurance company. The doctor is simply saying you have anemia during pregnancy. The icd9 code will read as you described on a computer generated submission to the insurance company. Silly but that is the way a claim must be submitted. ...Read more

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