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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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pancytopenia (Definition)

This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are ...Read more


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How is pancytopenia developed during aplastic anemia?

How is pancytopenia developed during aplastic anemia?

Production stops: The body continuously recycles & replaces different cells in the blood. Red cells last ~100days, platelets several hours, other cells vary. The healthy system acheives a steady state of producing cells as fast as they break down. If an event such as a toxic exposure (chloramphenacol) or tumor invasion shuts down the "factory", no new material will be made & you get low on everything. ...Read more

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Is pancytopenia resulting from chemotherapy is same as aplastic anemia?

Is pancytopenia resulting from chemotherapy is same as aplastic anemia?

No: Aplastic anemia means something is wrong with your bone marrow and it cannot make red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. It can be caused by toxins, infections, or autoimmune problems. Often the cause is never found. Pancytopenia from chemotherapy means a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets caused by the toxic effect of chemo. This improves with time. ...Read more

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Why there is pancytopenia in anemia of b12 and folic acid deficiency??

Why there is pancytopenia in anemia of b12 and folic acid deficiency??

Cell maturation: B12 and folic acid are need for DNA synthesis and maturation of all cells. The cells affected are not only red cells, white cell, and platelets but almost all cells in the body, including brain and spinal cord cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Reticulocytes low, pancytopenia, & bone marrow destruction indicates which type of anemia?

Reticulocytes low, pancytopenia, & bone marrow destruction indicates which type of anemia?

Complex problem: It appears that your bone marrow is not making new blood, so you have anemia due to the failure of production. If you have pancytopenia then the problem is much more than anemia alone. Such situation are either due to leukemia or preleukemic conditions like Myelodysplastic syndrome(MDS). You need a blood specialist to help you sort it out and guide you further. ...Read more

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Can you die from chronic anemia ?

Can you die from chronic anemia ?

Yes, depending on ..: Severity and intervention. Hematocrits can fall to where o2 delivery is insufficient to support organ function, particularly the heart, which must work even harder due to severe anemia. Death can occur. Chronic anemia, patients can compensate to even very low hematocrits, but there are limits. In contrast, rapid development may preclude compensation w/ grave consequences. ...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?

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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Is there a correlation between chronic microvascular ischemic disease and anemia?

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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Herbal cures for anemia of chronic disease?

No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more

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I have a disease of chronic anemia of redblood cells deficiency & size disorders- please ehat is the best diet & food for me?

I have a disease of chronic anemia of redblood cells deficiency & size disorders- please ehat is the best diet & food for me?

Diet for anemia: Good question - you want balanced diet that contains iron, vitamin B complex, folic acid, and healthy fats. Iron is found in red meat. B vitamins are found in fruits and vegetables. Folic acid is found in fruits and vegetables and grains. ...Read more

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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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I have a chronic anemia always low pourcentage . How can I get it better because i always feel lazy and nervous? Does it affect the period?

You need: A diagnosis because there are numerous causes of anemia. Commonest one is iron deficiency but even that should be treated under supervision and requires diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

Is it possible for chronic gastritis to cause pernicious anemia?

The two are linked: This finding goes back to 1964, believe it or not: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1552204/?Page=1 there are autoimmune antibodies in both conditions, so while one might not cause the other, the two are related. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more