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I've had leukopenia for a year now. Off and on fatigue. No other symptoms. 30yr old female. Could this be MDS? RBC normal. Only thing wrong is WBC.

I've had leukopenia for a year now. Off and on fatigue. No other symptoms. 30yr old female. Could this be MDS? RBC normal. Only thing wrong is WBC.

Unlikely: Women can have a lower white count compared to men. However, should have it monitored. Consider further testing to rule out reversible causes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more


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What exactly is transient leukopenia?

What exactly is transient leukopenia?

Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count (checked on a simple CBC, blood count test)
This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu.
viral condition goes away and so does the leukopenia.
following chemotherapy, white cell count drops and recovers (transient) ...Read more

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What treatmemts a helpful for leukopenia. Any help?

What treatmemts a helpful for leukopenia. Any help?

It obviously depends: On the cuase. If it is related to medication then the medication can be reduced or stopped. If it is due to infection that hopefully the infection can be successfully treated. If it is due to chemotherapy then white blood cell stimulating drugs are available. If there is an underlying blood problem such as leukemia then aggressive therapies may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause leukopenia?

Can lamictal cause leukopenia?

Yes: Lamictal should be monitored over time as it can cause blood count issues. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause mild leukopenia?

Can chronic sinusitis cause mild leukopenia?

Usually not: Leukopenia could cause by medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, lupus, lymphoma, some cancers or autoimmune disease (hiv or aids), sepsis and other reasons. ...Read more

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What's the treatment process for leukopenia?

What's the treatment process for leukopenia?

Leukopenia refers: To a low white blood cell (WBC) count. The differential diagnosis is extensive, and until the cause is determined, a treatment plan can not be made. ...Read more

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Why do oeople with leukopenia wish to drink hot drinks?

Why do oeople with leukopenia wish to drink hot drinks?

From MD Health: Because the immune system is damaged the patient is more likely to develop inflammation in the mouth. This may occur around the cheeks, lips, tongue cheeks, tonsils, etc. Patients may also develop inflammation of the stomach lining as the natural bacteria in the system grows at an unchecked rate. These conditions may cause the patient to crave hot beverages. ...Read more

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There is moderate leukopenia due to moderate lymphopenia is this dangerous?

There is moderate leukopenia due to moderate lymphopenia is this dangerous?

Not likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you were to provide the actual values, it may be possible to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is neutropenia and leukopenia and why do you get it?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is neutropenia and leukopenia and why do you get it?

Low white cells: Leucopenia is a global decrease in the whole WBC running lower than 4000 cells when you say neutropenia means decrease in the neutrophils count to less than the normal range the causes including viruses HIV hepatitis viruses immunosuppressives chemotherapy rheumatic diseases vasculitis like felty's, hypersplenism, could be familial. ...Read more

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I have moderate leukopenia &absolute neutropenia &ralative lymphocytosis. What is the cause?

Multiple causes: You have a low level of one kind of white blood cell, the neutrophil. Most common cause is viral infection, esp. If transient. Many different medication can do this as a side effect, including non-prescription meds. Rarely, nutritional deficiencies (iron, B12 or folic acid). It can be part of autoimmune disease, it can be congenital, be due to serious blood diseases, or be benign. ...Read more

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What is leukopenia?

Low white blood cell: Leukopenia is a general term for a low white blood cell count (wbc). That is all leukopenia means, it doesn't say anything about why there is are few wbcs. Often a mild leukopenia is from viral infections, and the typical thing to do is to recheck to see if it goes up. Severe leukopenia is managed emergently, sometimes in hospital. The next step is usually to be referred to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is leukopenia?

What exactly is leukopenia?

Leukopenia: Leukopenia is how doctors say low white blood cell count. There are many different causes. Please see a hematologist so they can help determine the cause of your leukopenia. ...Read more

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What is transient leukopenia? Is there a cure?

What is transient leukopenia? Is there a cure?

See details: This is a temporary reduction in the white blood count below the lower limits of normal. No treatment is needed because it is transient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leukopenia?

Low white blood cell: This term is generic for any low total white blood cell count. ...Read more

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Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Could the disease leukopenia lead to leukemia?

Possibly: There are a lot of reasons for leukopenia. Usually isolated low white cells is not a sign of leukemia if the red blood cells and the platelets also found in blood are fine. Leukopenia develops in leukemia because all the bone marrow cells that eventually end up in the blood stream are crowded out by leukemia cells. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

Depends: Many have low white count that is benign & no symptoms. It may also be due to a recent infection, medication, excessive alcohol intake, or underlying blood disease (even cancer), or else... The differential DX is wide. If white count is very low, risk of infection is increased. If you have fevers, chills, drenching night sweats or recurrent infection, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the differences between leukemia and leukopenia?

High vs. Low: Leukemia is a malignancy of the white blood cells, sometimes leading to excessive amounts of these cells in circulation.

Leukopenia is a deficiency or low WBC count.

Sometimes leukemia can present or lead to low WBC counts, but often leukemia is associated with a high WBC count. ...Read more

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What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

Opposites: Leukopenia means low white blood cell count. Leukocytosis means high white blood cell count. These are noted on a complete blood count. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

2ways: Autoimmune diseases can suppress bone marrow production of white cells or can cause the destruction of circulating white cells. ...Read more

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Would having leukopenia affect CRP and ESR tests?

Would having leukopenia affect CRP and ESR tests?

Probably not: Esr is very dependent on rbcs but not. Wbc. The CRP is also not impacted by low wbc. ...Read more

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What is leukopenia? Doctor said it's only slightly low and not to worry about it, since I don't have any symptoms.

What is leukopenia? Doctor said it's only slightly low and not to worry about it, since I don't have any symptoms.

Low WBC: Leukopenia means that there is a decrease in the white blood cell count. White blood cells are the blood cells that are part of the immune system and responsible for fighting infection. There are different types of white blood cells that can be low. This is something that needs to be monitored. If it persists or is associated with other changes in your blood counts it needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with mild peripheral leukopenia and neutropenia with associated relative lymphocytosis,?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with mild peripheral leukopenia and neutropenia with associated relative lymphocytosis,?

Depends.: Leukopenia means low total white blood count. Neutropenia means a specific kind of WBC, neutrophil, is low. Relative lymphocytosis means the lymphocytes in the blood are not low. There are many causes of neutropenia: drugs, infections, autoimmune diseases, bone marrow diseases, congenital, nutritional deficiency, etc. Only if neutrophils are ...Read more

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Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Probably not...: Depending on how low your white count is, sl. Low white cells should not adversely impact or cause other health problems. As always, healthy behaviors are recommended... Sleep, hydration, exercise, balanced diet... ...Read more

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Could leukopenia cause reduction in height?

Could leukopenia cause reduction in height?

No: Leukopenia (white blood cells in the blood are fewer than normal) does not cause reduction a child's final height. However, if the leukopenia was severe, and the child had persistent or recurrent infections throughout childhood, he might not grow as tall due to having chronic illnesses. In an adult, leukopenia does not make him shorter. ...Read more

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Can cyclic leukopenia develop into something more serious?

Need monitoring: The long-term concern is for major infections and sepsis episodes developing in these patients. Also, since these patients can be treated with g-csf injections there is concern for development of leukemias which are seen in patients with severe congenital neutropenia (a related but different disorder). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with leukopenia. I'm all over the place with what this is and is there a cure?!

I have been diagnosed with leukopenia. I'm all over the place with what this is and is there a cure?!

Nonspecific finding: Leukopenia is just a term for low white blood cell count and is not really a diagnosis. You need additional evaluation by a hematologist to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I wean off anti inflammatory end? They are causing leukopenia

How do I wean off anti inflammatory end? They are causing leukopenia

Speak to your doctor: The answer depends on what you are being treated for. Is it the disease or the drug that is causing the issue. Only your doctor can really answer that. ...Read more

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Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

YES: Leukopenia means low white cell count. It can be associated with various things, which can include: infection (eg., cold/ flu, typhoid, hiv, aids, malaria, tuberculosis, etc), aplastic anemia, cancer (eg, hogkin's lymphoma, leukemia, myelofibrosis, etc.), metabolic deficiencies (eg, copper, zinc and folate (folic acid) deficiencies), or treatment-related (eg, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc). ...Read more