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Low Blood Count
Low Blood Count (Definition)
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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