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Chronic Pancytopenia Anemia
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have anemia of chronic disease. She told me my level was 100. Level of what? What is normal? Is at a little low or a lot?
Level: I need more information. I do not know what your level means either without the labs. ...Read more
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
I haven't hit puberty and im 16 and i have/had a mild case of chronic anemia, may this be the cause?
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
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
I have a disease of chronic anemia of redblood cells deficiency & size disorders- please ehat is the best diet & food for me?
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
See details: It is a compromise in the ability to reutilize iron to make new re blood cells. ...Read more
The two are linked:
This finding goes back to 1964, believe it or not:
there are autoimmune antibodies in both conditions, so while one might not cause the other, the two are related. ...Read more
I chronically have a low sodium, low calcium and mild anemia. Dr's have checked just about everything they can think of and no answers. Ideas?
Dilution: Water intake is one factor to keep in mind. ...Read more
Igm 427 last 8 months. chronic anemia last 13 yrz with hgb usual 10 or below. Question is the high Igb m.. what causes this?
Need more info: 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, high IgM can be due many causes, including cold agglutinin disease that may explain your anemia as well. Other issues to consider are B-cell lymphoma leukemia. Is the IgM monoclonal? ...Read more
Asking a question for 28 yr old daughter. She has sudden chronic anemia (within last year) and has no diagnosis additionally she has tingling leg?
Question?: I'm not sure what the question is. It sounds like the diagnosis is anemia (chronic). The etiology (cause) of that anemia and subtype -- eg macrocytic, normocytic, microcytic -- relating to the size of the red blood cells (rbcs) and possible cause is missing. Some initial tests in an anemia workup can include pbs (peripheral blood smear), retic, epo. Also stool blood, ua, and ferritin, etc... ...Read more
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
What would cause 2 periods in one month, then 1 period the next month & so on? I've become very irregular. Thyroid is fine. Have chronic anemia.
Irregular Cycles: Are typically caused by annovulation, or lack of egg formation/release from the ovaries. This can be caused by a variety of problems. The most common cause is pcos, however this is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning your doctor needs to exclude other causes first. ...Read more
Chronic anemia problems since Nov 14. Had 12 transfusions so far. H&h normally at 6.2 & 28% every 2 weeks. Any ideas as to a cause? Iron levels normal
Need a workup: Look Eric. You're either hemorrhaging or hemolyzing or not producing red cells. If one of my first-year medical students was caring for you, he/she would have told me by day 2 which of the three it was, based on elementary labs. Each has several sub-possibilities. If you value your life, get with a physician who's competent and with whom you can communicate. Your not knowing is unacceptable. ...Read more
If you suffer from a chronic pain disorder such as sickle cell anemia what natural pain relief is there?
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