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Enlarged Thyroid And Low White Blood Cell Count
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
I amnot aware: I am not aware of low white blood count and thyroid diseases . Thyroid disease is mainly affect body metabolism including cardiovascular , neuro -cognitive , musculoskeletal , vision . It affects sodium level . However , when there is a condition called thyroid storm which is life threatening condition , white blood cell can be elevated. ...Read more
I've low white blood cell count and enlarged red blood cells and need another blood test. I'm vegan, occasional smoker/drinker. should i worry?
My Lab results show low white blood cell count & liver enzymes over 1000. Found out I have enlarged spleen and Cholecystitis. What could be the cause?
Liver disease: Cholesystitis doesn't usually cause a low white count, enlarged spleen and severe elevation of liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis is suggested. It could be viral or autoimmune. A gastroenterologist should be involved in your care, and an abdominal surgeon should be consulted about the inflammation of the gall bladder which may be chronic rather than acute. ...Read more
Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?
Need more informatio: We can not comment on these blood tests without knowing your hemoglobin and hematocrit andtotal rbc level.Total iron, iron binding capacity and most important ferritin level also need to know the values of liver enzymes;level of indirect bilirubin i suggest you consult your doctor who may have all this information and can tell you if anything needs to be done or just follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukopenia: Wbcs either being destroyed by virus or severe bacterial infections; medication such as chemotherapy, some antibiotics or diuretics; overactive spleen. Or underproduction as a primary effect as in aplastic anemia or suppression of production of wbcs by bone marrow as in some cancers & leukemias, overwhelming infection, hiv/aids, some parastitic diseases, radiation therapy & malnutrition. ...Read more
Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies like b12, copper deficiencies, medication effect etc. You need to see hematologist who can order blood tests and perform bone marrow aspirate and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more
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