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

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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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?

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