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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Overview)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor diet, and blood loss.


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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

Lack of red cells.: Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount of HGB carried by all red cells in a volulme of blood. A low white blood cell count is leukopenia, and a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Low Blood Count (Overview)

Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor diet, and blood loss.


Dr. William Lizarraga
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What causes low blood count?

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What causes low blood count?

Anemia: Is another term for low blood counts. There are multiple causes including but not at all limited to blood loss (menstrual periods, bleeding from the GI tract), nutritional deficiencies (iron, folate, b 12), chronic illnesses, medications, and bone marrow problems. Your dr. Should be able to help you figure out what is causing your low blood counts and if it's serious or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Kelty Baker
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What are the symptoms of low blood count?

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What are the symptoms of low blood count?

Low blood counts: Low red cells causes anemia. The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the patient susceptible to fever and a variety of infections. Low platelets make one likely to have bruising, bleeding, or petechiae (small purple freckles on the skin). ...Read more

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Dr. Marius Frasie
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What causes a very low blood count (6.2) I have no signs of blood loss, no bloody stools, no blood in the urine or stomach, no cuts or wounds, i also have excessive swelling in my legs & feet, extreme fatigue, pounding heart with any kind of physical acti

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What causes a very low blood count (6.2) I have no signs of blood loss, no bloody stools, no blood in the urine or stomach, no cuts or wounds, i also have excessive swelling in my legs & feet, extreme fatigue, pounding heart with any kind of physical acti

MANY CAUSES: You need to see a doctor to run few tests to get to the answer. Fatigue and pounding is due to anemia, body is trying to compensate increases heart rate. Anemic people get tired very quick with minimal activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Noah Federman
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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?

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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?

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. Liawaty Ho
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What are the tests for low blood count?

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What are the tests for low blood count?

Low blood count: The test will include CBC to confirm that your blood count is low and other necessary blood tests or other tests/procedures to find the cause of the low blood count. The treatment will be directed to resolve the low blood count and to address the main cause of it. Discuss further with your md or hematologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dark clots every month. Do I have low blood count?

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Dark clots every month. Do I have low blood count?

Amenorrhea: Cessation of menses for more than 2 months should be evaluated since hypothyroidism, excess weight changes and other hormonal imbalances may be at work affecting other parts of your body as well. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ball
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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Dr. James Ball
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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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How does a hemotologist treat low white blood count?

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How does a hemotologist treat low white blood count?

Depends on the cause: The first step is to determine the cause and treat that. Low white blood cell count is a symptom, like fever and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have pain in my left lower adobom for two weeks and have a low blood count what could this be? I am a 55 year old male with treated high blood presher

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I : I do not know the cause of your left, lower abdominal pain. I do recommend this be evaluated. Have you had problems with loose bowel movements? Any black, sticky, malodorous bowel movements? Any fevers? If you have the later two issues with this left sided abdominal pain, would get seen right away to ensure that you don't have an infection in your large intestine or that you don't have gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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