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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?

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?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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


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Have a low white blood count could it be because of a virus?

Have a low white blood count could it be because of a virus?

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

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Low white blood count be low but lymphocytes high?

Low white blood count be low but lymphocytes high?

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

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Do low white blood count mean you have HIV aids?

Do low white blood count mean you  have HIV aids?

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 more

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Can low white blood count come from back injury steroid injections?

Can  low white blood count come from back injury steroid injections?

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 more

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Low white blood count and dizziness, which auto immune disease would it be?

Low white blood count and dizziness, which auto immune disease would it be?

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

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What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

What is elevated levels of ESR and low white blood count indicate during pregnancy?

See below: Esr's in pregnancy are predictive of nothing. There are several causes of low WBC (including pregnancy. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What if someone has palpable lymph nodes in groin area about 2 months? Blood work shows low white blood count? Any connection?

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

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Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Low white blood count-what can it mean?

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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What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more