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What causes low blood count?

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, (folic acid) 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. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of low blood count?

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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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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What are the tests for low blood count?

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

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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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

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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How does a hemotologist treat low white blood count?

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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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

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

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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If you have leukaemia and you start to get bruises, this is because of a low blood count right?

If you have leukaemia and you start to get bruises, this is because of a low blood count right?

Bruising: In the setting of leukemia where the leukemia cells are occupying the bone marrow space- production of normal blood cells would be severely diminished. Thus one can be presented with spontaneous bruising /bleeding as the result of low platelet levels. However, if one is easily bruising- it does not mean that one has leukemia. Many other conditions can cause easy bruising as well. Go get checked. ...Read more

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Is 5.0 a low blood count?

Is 5.0 a low blood count?

It's on the low side: But falls within the normative range for an adult. Total WBC count is not necessarily the most important or informative parameter to focus on. There are several different types of white blood cell, each with unique functionality, that in combination comprise the totality of our cellular immune response. Each cell type has a normal range. More important is the infection history of the patient. ...Read more

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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, (folic acid) 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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What does low blood count mean?

What does low blood count mean?

Low cells: A "low blood count" usually means a low value or # of cells in the CBC (complete blood count). There are many numbers in a cbc, but the main ones are HGB (measure of red blood cells = rbc), WBC (=white bc), and platelets. The other numbers and "differential" help further clarify the cyto(=cell)penia(=low). Additional labs or a bone marrow biopsy may be necessary to evaluate. ...Read more

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What does low blood count mean to you?

What does low blood count mean to you?

Anemia and more: Low red cell count means anemia and it can be due to many reasons. Low white blood cell counts have a broader spectrum and each type of white cell count has different meaning. See this site for more info on low white cell counts. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Depends on: What cell count is low. Low red blood cell count may cause weakness, pallor, shortness of breath and in severe cases heart failure. Low white cell count may make the person prone to infections. Low platelet count causes bleeding in skin and mucus membranes. ...Read more

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What would a low blood count indicate?

What would a low blood count indicate?

Anemia: Anemia can cause fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, and if severe enough organ damage. ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of a low blood count?

What is the cause of a low blood count?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more

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What causes border line low blood count?

Why do you ask?: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside on either end. It's a mistake to think that the center of the range is best. If you feel well and you're not actually below the range, life's too short (and the chances of a working doing anything more than waste effort and money) to trouble yourself over it. ...Read more

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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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Do low blood count cause you to past out?

Do low blood count cause you to past out?

Possible.: Anemia can make people lightheaded. Actually losing consciousness would be very unusual unless the anemia was severe and the person did something really strenuous. More common anemia symptoms are fatigue, feeling cold, mild headache, shortness of breath with exercise, lack of stamina, and generalized weakness. ...Read more

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What is the biggest cause of low blood count?

It depends upon....: The blood counts to which you are referring. If you mean anemia, the overwhelmingly most common reason for a low rbc count in the us is fe deficiency, in part because of our typically fe poor diet, and exacerbated by a monthly blood loss in women. Fe deficiency, however, is due tof an underlying primary problem to be discovered and corrected. For low WBC count, viral suppression is most common. ...Read more

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Difference between low blood count and low blood sat?

Difference between low blood count and low blood sat?

Numbers vs function: Blood count is determined by the number of red blood cells in your blood stream, saturation usually referes to the amount of oxygen in your blood stream. This is determined by lung function, blood function, heart function just to name a few. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low blood count?

Vague question: You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc#1 ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat if you have a low blood count?

IF BY LOW MEAN ANEMI: Wuthout knowing the cause of low hemoglobin, you should consume foods rich in iron and vit b12, following foods organ meats likeliver&kidney chicken, turkey&lean beef source of iron oysrer, clams, tuna, halibut&crab meat beans likekidney, soy, garbanzo&lima beans pumokin&sesame seeds dark green leafy vegetables, raisins, watermelons, seaweed these foods will suplement iron&b12. You need to find cause&treat. ...Read more

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I have a low blood count of 10.1 how serious is it ?

I have  a  low  blood  count  of  10.1  how  serious  is  it  ?

Test results: You probably mean the hemoglobin level though you do not explicitly say so. You are an adult woman and bleed every month. The most likely cause of low hemoglobin levels is low iron intake. There are many other reasons but cannot discuss them in 400 spaces. Can make a virtual consult. ...Read more

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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

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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What causes low blood count for a 2 yearold?

Anemia?: If by "low blood count" you mean anemia, the most common cause is iron deficiency anemia caused by inadequate iron intake in toddler's diet (too much milk and not enough red meat and green leafy vegetables). There are many other causes of anemia, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more