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Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
When the bone marrow biopsy shows that there is production of low number of RBC but normal and no blasts, is this MDS? What is unexplained anemia?
MDS Erythroid Progen: An MDS diagnosis requires ? 10% of bone marrow cells showing abnormal (dysplastic) maturation. (Attached image shows erythroid dyspl). The number of cells (red, white, megakaryocytes) can be high or low. Some clarification of RBC is needed. Low number of erythroid progenitors, as the only finding, can be due to many other issues: sampling artifact, parvovirus infection, pure red cell aplasia, etc. ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If anemia develops slowly, your body adjusts to the slow reduction in oxygen carrying capacity, and this compensation prevent the development of symptoms. In this context, anemia can become quite profound before any symptoms manifest. If anemia develops quickly, however, symptoms are quick to appear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Megaloblastic anemia: Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production.The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically a deficiency of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Signs and symptoms of anemia include lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, lethargy, rapid heart rate, fatigue, pale skin, etc. In addition, some may have none of these symptoms. Anemia is a symptom; something else is causing the anemia and the cause needs to be found by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia is a concern: There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency. Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different types: Bsically anemia means that you don't have enough red blood cells in your body. Main reasons: 1) blood loss - may be subtle like menstrual periods, 2) destruction of blood cells (hemolytic anemias, - various diseases and some drugs 3) not making enough blood cells (bone marrow issues - can be caused by diseases of the marrow or many drugs - including chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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