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Hyperthyroidism Low White Blood Count
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more
YES IT CAN BE: A viral infection is a common cause of low white count with increse lymphocytes in differential count. But if it is persistatly low.Than you need further evaluation, as after the infection it returns to normal. ...Read more
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white blood cell count is 3000 and the lymphocytes are 60%, the total lymphocytes are 1800, which s normal. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Low white blood counts, or leukopenia, may be a sign of a viral infection or a severe bacterial infection. For some people, this is actually normal. In HIV infection, the cd4 t-lymphocyte, or cd4 cell is affected and this specific white blood cell decreases in number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: Steroid injections will cause the white blood cell counts to rise rather than fall. There is a rise in immature white cells (left shift) over mature white cells in response to the steroids. Chronic steroid use can lead to a suppressed immune system which makes the person susceptible to infection and weakness in the muscles of the arms and legs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be none: There is insufficient information to invoke auto-immune disease. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
What if someone has palpable lymph nodes in groin area about 2 months? Blood work shows low white blood count? Any connection?
Might be related: There may be a connection between the low WBC and the lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes are enlarged or growing this needs to be evaluated. Also, you don't mention what your white blood cell count is or how long it has been decreased but that needs attention as well. ...Read more
Need more info: What is the actual value? What is the differential count? Do you have any symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
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