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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What is the actual: Count. Normal white cell count can range from 3-4 at the lower end to about 11 at the upper end. Also one needs a differential count and levels of hemoglobin and platelet counts for proper interpretation. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood cells to form?

What cause low white blood cells to form?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What causes migraines and low white blood cells?

What causes migraines and low white blood cells?

No relation: there is a lot of theory of what caused migraine headache low white cell is not one of them most likely they are not connected low white cell could make you vulnerable for infection make sure you keep following with your doctor and follow their advice it could turn to a serious problem Hope this helps! thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a man has low white blood cells but his girlfriend has herpes could he have it to?

Can you tell me if a man has low white blood cells but his girlfriend has herpes could he have it to?

Regardless of WBC: count , the man might also have a herpetic infection. However, it may not be readily obvious if he does not have active lesions. ...Read more

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Low white blood cells after flu?

Low white blood cells after flu?

Myelosuppression: Some viruses can cause leukopenia from myelosuppresion (bone marrow suppresion). This is transient and resolves on its own. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia if you have low white blood cells?

Is it possible to have anemia if you have low white blood cells?

Yes: The red blood cells, white, and platelets can be suppressed as a group, or any combination--due to a combination of causes. If concerned, should ask your dr. The test showing low WBC should also report rbc and platelets. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia if you have a low white blood cells?

Is it possible to have anemia if you have a low white blood cells?

Yes: There are many conditions that result in both low white blood cells (WBC) and anemia (low red blood cells (rbc)). One of the most common is infection. Certain viruses can suppress the body's ability to make both rbc and wbc. These numbers go back to normal after virus cleared from body. Other more serious causes include diseases involving the bone marrow. ...Read more

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My doctor rang me today say I have a low white blood cells what could this mean?

My doctor rang me today say I have a low white blood cells what could this mean?

Many possibles: It could mean you had a recent viral illness, or it could mean your immune system is struggling for some reason right now, it could be your normal or it could be a more serious disease. Isolated numbers don't mean anything. Must be taken in context of other symptoms and why it was checked in the first place, and is just one piece of a puzzle in figuring out what is going on with you. ...Read more

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Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?

Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?

Effects bone marrow: Accutane has a long list of side effects, some potentially serious, involving many organ systems, which is why close monitoring by qualified physicians is mandatory for its use. Listed side effects are all within the spectrum of these adverse reactions, due to suppression of bone marrow. The good news is that most of these changes are temporary and return to normal after drug discontinuation. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause you to have low white blood cells and be underweight?

Failure to thrive: At first glance i would say this indicates some type of malnutrition either due to some type of dietary deficiency or failure of the gut to absorb what you are eating. This needs careful attention by your primary doctor because there are so many more reasons for these 2 things to coexist and need to be investigated thoroughly. ...Read more

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Well my baby is 12 days old and the doc told me that she has a low white blood cells count is that dangerious but my baby is just normal.?

Well my baby is 12 days old and the doc told me that she has a low white blood cells count is that dangerious but my baby is just normal.?

Variable: White cell counts in normal infants @2wks vary on standard reporting from 5, 000-20, 000 with an average of 11, 000. You don't mention your numbers but lower normal or upper normal are just variations of normal. If the dr didn't send you off for additional testing i would assume things are ok. ...Read more

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How often on average is sepsis the cause of low white blood cells?

How often on average is sepsis the cause of low white blood cells?

Less common : Usually the white blood cell count rises with sepsis, but about 10% of cases have an initially low wbc. This is actually a poor prognostic sign. Even when initially low, the WBC typically rises in the next few days. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat poison ivy though I have low white blood cells?

What can I do to treat poison ivy though I have low white blood cells?

Poison ivy: Is a contact dermatitis, so it has to run its course. Severe cases can be helped by steroids. Your low wbcs should not slow the healing much. ...Read more

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Symptoms of helicobacter pylori? And does it cause low white blood cells?

Not usually in blood: Usually slight elevation of polymorphonucear white cells with the infection which can be reduced with proper therapy for the infection. Sometimes low white blood cell count can be attributed to therapy. ...Read more

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Can people have low white blood cells donate bone marrow?

Can people have low white blood cells donate bone marrow?

Check : With your arrow bank about their qualifications ...Read more

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My 4 months old son had anti biotics when he was born becouse my wife had infection. now he had low white blood cells. 3 times test come back same 0.6?

My 4 months old son had anti biotics when he was born becouse my wife had infection. now he had low white blood cells. 3 times test come back same 0.6?

Neutropenia: This may still resolve. The question is what is the cause and is it making him more prone to infection. Review the results with your doctor and ask to see a Pediatric Hematologist. All the best and I hope he recovers soon. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells with severe tummy pain unable to eat solid food .Dorctors prescribed morphine for pain ?

What causes low white blood cells with severe tummy pain  unable to eat solid food .Dorctors prescribed morphine for pain ?

Many thinigs: Your immune system is suppressed with the low white count. Tummy pain can indicate inflammation...Have you seen a GI specialist? Have you had any work up to determine the cause? Morphine is ok for pain short term...You need additional help/ evaluation. ...Read more