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How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute leukemia patient?

How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute  leukemia  patient?

Blood transfusions: Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells are mot typically recommended. ...Read more

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How is the blood affected in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

How is the blood affected in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Different ways: Although the word leukemia refers to cancerous white cells in the blood, many times the disease is growing so fast in the bone marrow that these cells never enter the blood and also, since they crowd out normal blood cells in the marrow, these are also decreased or absent in the blood leading to problems with infection, bleeding profound weakness. ...Read more

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What is the average blood count of patients with leukemia?

What is the average blood count of patients with leukemia?

No average: There is wide variation with the type of leukemia. Some leukemiias may have lower than normal counts, and others may have in the millions. ...Read more

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What is happening in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

What is happening in the blood in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Blood abnormal: The lymphoblast count (leukemic cells) increases, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) develop. This is all due to uncontrolled proliferation of lymphoblasts in the bone marrow. Rapid treatment is required. ...Read more

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What can cause low red and white blood cell count at the same time?

What can cause low red and white blood cell count at the same time?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more

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If someone had any type of cancer would the red and white blood cell count be off in a blood test?

If someone had any type of cancer would the red and white blood cell count be off in a blood test?

Not always: Blood counts can be off only if the cancer is of the blood cells(leukemia). Otherwise most cancers do not effect the blood directly. Chemotherapy does alter the blood counts but only temporarily. ...Read more

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Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Depends.: When you have a high white count, it is usually a sign that your body is reacting to so,me type of infection which maybe accompanied by high fever and in some severe cases causes delirium. If the infection is respiratory in nature, you may have difficulty breathing and an anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias also have high counts. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) i hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy i know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more

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Does the WBC count increase in aplastic anemia or fanconi anemia? Does the bone marrow produce enough to cause increase by 1000/ ml of blood?

Lower WBC count: Aplastic anemia and to some extent fanconi anemia are associated with low WBC counts as well as low counts of red cells and platelets. Neither is expected to cause a rise in WBC counts. ...Read more

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How much is the WBC count and platelet count in chronic myelogenous leukemia?

How much is the WBC count and platelet count in chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Variable: The WBC and platelet tend to be high in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. How high it get variyfrom a patient to another and can b as low as 11,000 for WBC, 450,000 for platelet and high as several hundreds of thousands.. ...Read more

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How to increase white blood count in someone?

How to increase white blood count in someone?

Depends: If the low count is due to effect of a drug, discuss using a different drug with your doctor. Normal count is 4-11 thousand, and if the person does not have symptoms, there is no need to increase the count. Bacterial infection will increase the count in a normal person, but I am not recommending this modality. ...Read more

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A question: what causes a high platelet count along with a high white blood cell count at the same time?

A question: what causes a high platelet count along with a high white blood cell count at the same time?

Reactive or ?: The CBC (complete blood count) consists of many lab numbers, but 3 important ones are the hemoglobin (hgb, a measure of red cells), white blood cell count (WBC) and platelet (plt) count. Wbc and plts may both increase as a result of a reaction such as infection (eg pneumonia), inflammation (arthritis), etc. If prolonged and/or very high it may indicate a bone marrow problem. ...Read more

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Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen,liver, lungs,leading to loss from circulation, hence low red cells and hematocrit in CBC. Repeated episodes compromise immune functions and patients prone to infections, which could then induce rise in white blood cells to fight infections. BE hydrated, No strenous exercise ArePreventive. ...Read more

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What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

Difficult to know: Depends in large part on the virus. Often, in early stages you may see elevations in neutrophils, following by lymphocytosis. But you may see a wide variety of results which is dependent upon the underlying immune status of the patient and the type of infection with which you are dealing. ...Read more

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In last week blood checkup platelets in low count, may I know which food to take to increase the platelets count in blood ?

In last week blood checkup platelets in low count, may I know which food to take to increase the platelets count in blood













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Probably none: Occasionally low plts will be part of a nutritional deficiency, usually iron deficiency, but it should be obvious with other findings like anemia and small red cells. Isolated low platelets with nothing else abnormal is not a deficiency that foods can correct. There are many causes of low platelets, infections, medications, immune diseases to name a few. Work with your doctor to address cause. ...Read more

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Hello sir! My question is how to reduce WBC count instantly in adult aml patients. Current WBC count is more than 100000 with blast percentage of 95.

Hello sir!  My question is how to reduce WBC count instantly in adult aml patients. Current WBC count is more than 100000 with blast percentage of 95.

Blast crisis: I'd sure like to be able to help, but there is no magic. The question is between the patient and the oncologist. Does the oncologist have anything to offer? Even if he/she does, is the chance of some prolongation of life worth the expense and side-effects of treatment? It is a decision that only the patient can make. If it is time for hospice, I'm glad this person had a caring friend in you. ...Read more

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How to increase the red blood cell count in a acute leukemia patient?

Blood transfusions: Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells are mot typically recommended. ...Read more

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How can I raise both white and red blood cell count?

How can I raise both white and red blood cell count?

Depends on chemo: If problem related to diet then use of iron products may help or change in diet. Effect of chemo reduces both RBC and WBC. The RBC can be increased using erythropoietin and the WBC by adding Neupogen but if chemo high the drugs may only moderate extent of fall. Otherwise they can help restore marrow replacement of WBC and RBC. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed as having a low red blood cell count by my doctor, was also given pills but is there an type foods I can take to increase its levels.

Need more info: What type of pills? Unless you have bad reaction to the pills, you should continue taking those. 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. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that increase red blood cell count?

Are there certain foods that increase red blood cell count?

Yes: Foods that are high in iron and vitamin b12. These include red meats and dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collard greens, etc). ...Read more

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I had a spinal tap done and the red blood cell count in CSF was 2000+ marked as elevated. What does this mean?It should be 0 accordinh to sheat

Bloody tap or bleed: Since you're able to type this question coherently, I gather that your health didn't suffer after the lumbar puncture, so that would probably rule out a cerebral bleed (hemorrhage) as a cause of the blood cells in CSF. Most likely the RBCs came from a "bloody tap" - trauma to blood vessels of the back from the needle. Normally, no vessels are damaged, but doctors are not perfect! Hope all is well. ...Read more

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What could cause high protein and high red blood cell count in blood test?

What could cause high protein and high red blood cell count in blood test?

Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range is still normal. Talk to your medical provider about the tests. ...Read more

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Is a elevated red blood cell count in itself something to be concerned with? Thank you

Is a  elevated red blood cell count in itself something to be concerned with? Thank you

Not a risk: A high red count with normal hemoglobin and hematocrit (two other tests that check red cells) may be harmless, but should be repeated with a full blood count plus red cell volume. ...Read more

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Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Not of this: You need to work with your physician to find the cause of your anemia. Up to a quarter of adults are ANA-positive; even high-titer folks often don't have trouble from it. Usually the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Plan your life as if you'll have a normal span, and pack whatever amount you get with warmth and meaningful fun. ...Read more

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Blood calcium serum 10.3 , hematocrit 52.6%, and red blood cell count 6.36 should I try and reduce these?

Blood calcium serum 10.3 , hematocrit 52.6%, and red blood cell count 6.36 should I try and reduce these?

?Dehydration: 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, one of the things to do first would be repeat the hematocrit when you are fully hydrated. If it is still high, you need to consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is it a concern to have a glucose number at 94 and somewhat high glucose in urine? I don't feel bad. Also what does a high red blood cell count mean?

Incomplete info: Random or fasting blood glucose of 94 is not abnormal. If it was fasting, you need to be careful. High glucose in urine is of concern, even with "normal" blood glucose. How high is the blood count? PCOS is one of the risk factors for diabetes. It would be prudent to discuss these items with your doctor. For 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. 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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I have iron of of 7.1 iron sat of 11.5 per cent and uibc of 54.7. My doc says not to worry as haemoglobin 43.1 and red blood cell count 5.19. On iro?

No worry but take: iron. You body store of iron is low and you should oral iron supplement. For 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am an anemic with low red blood cell count, how should I address my conditions?

I am an anemic with low red blood cell count, how should I address my conditions?

Anemic: Treat the cause of anemia. Many different causes lead to different kinds of anemia and very different types of treatment. ...Read more

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I had blood work done and it came back my red blood cell count and platelet count is high. What causes this to happen?

I had  blood work done and it came back my red blood cell count and platelet count is high. What causes this to happen?

Elevated RBC and PLT: There are many reasons. For both RBC and high platelet, it is recommended to get tested for JAK2 mutation (blood) and a bone marrow evaluation. But first see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Blood test results show lymphocytes at 46 when normal is 20-40. Everything else (white and red blood cell count normal). Should i be worried?

Blood test results show lymphocytes at 46 when normal is 20-40. Everything else (white and red blood cell count normal). Should i be worried?

Lymphocytes: There is always some variation in counts , what is "normal" is what falls within the 95% confidence interval of average. So some "normals" will fall above or below the range. Would not worry if no symptoms, no atypical lymphocytes, may consider repeating in 2-3 months to get the pattern. Follow up and discuss with your doctor as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the red blood cell count is high? I also have a mass on my liver that has to be biopsied Wednesday. Could it be related?

What does it mean when the red blood cell count is high? I also have a mass on my liver that has to be biopsied Wednesday. Could it be related?

Many causes: increased red blood cell mass can have many causes most of them are normal physiological responses. Such as being a smoker or having chronic lung disease or being at high altitude or having an intrinsic problem of hemoglobin such that you do not get enough oxygen delivery from your red blood cells to your tissues. There are tumors of the kidney but not liver which are related to this. ...Read more