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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?
See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more
Leukopenia: I am not sure there are any diagnostic symptoms of having a low White Blood Cell Count. But regardless this is just the beginning. One must now be thoroughly evaluated to find the cause of this abnormality. ...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
Low WBC: Chemotherapy of some types can cause a decrease in the white blood cells that are formed in the bone marrow. This is a concern because white blood cells are used by the body to fight off infection. If the WBC gets too low then the body is at risk for infections so sometimes chemo has to be stopped to let the white blood cells recover. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple: If you mean other causes of low WBC besides leukemia, multiple clinical situations can be associated with leukopenia (low wbc): infections (especially in children and the elderly), congenital neutropenia (for example kostmann syndrome), aplastic processes (bone marrow failure), peripheral destruction (antineutrophil antibodies) or sequestration (hypersplenism), chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to know the: Actual results. Low hb may indicate blood loss and it needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the stomach and intestine, especially need to rule out colon cancer. Are you on any medication or drink excessively? Either of these could be the cause. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Impossible: You are asking specific question about lab results without sharing the reasons the tests were ordered, what the other labs results are on the same tests. This is asking us to comment out of context. Your physician, the professional who ordered the tests, is the one to interpret them for you. ...Read more
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