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Low Iron 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?
A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
What to do if I am scared I have leukemia- would they have seen anything scary froma simple iron/b12 blood test?
Unlikely: A more complete blood test is probably necessary including CBC with differential and morphologic assessment. This would show if there is an increased number of white blood cells including atypical cells or circulating blasts. Ultimately, in most cases, an accurate and complete diagnostic and prognostic workup for leukemia relies on bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
I don't remember banging my hands, but I have a bruise on each? I'm not anemic. Got my iron checked. Leukemia?
Unlikely: Jumping to leukemia from a couple of bruises is probably overreacting. By the way, anemia, which is a lack of sufficient red blood cells, has nothing to do with bruising. Easy bruising is usually a consequence of decreased platelets, coagulation disorders, or increased vessel fragility. When you got your iron checked, did they also do a cbc? That would show abnormalities if you had leukemia. ...Read more
Rbc count is 4.25 but not deficient in iron, B12 or folic. Platelets are 67 (runs in family). I'm 31, dad (72) has leukemia. How concerned should I be?
I use to have lukemia, in 1990, now I have iron deficiency anemia I have been getting iron i'v for 7yrs they can't seem to figure out where the bleedi?
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency can be caused not only due to bleeding (blood loss) but also can be caused by either decreased intake of iron or abnormal absorption of iron. Sometimes small blood vessels leakage (avm) in the small bowel is very difficult to be found/seen due to the location. Endoscopy to the area many times is just impossible. Capsule endoscopy should be done. Also check www. Ironrichfood. Org. ...Read more
Convinced I have lukemia, tons of bruising, tired, headaches, jointpainand bug bite things on leg! Saw hemotoligist this month and ultrasounds say it iron?
Can't tell: Your symptoms are very non specific but I would assume that if anyone is able to diagnose leukemia, it would be a hematologist. You, of course, have all the right in the world to a second opinion but please don't "convince" yourself of stuff like that. Therein lies hypochondria. Ps, nsaids can make you bruise easier. How many are you taking? ...Read more
Is leukimia likely with normal WBC, and CMP- mildly iron deficiency? 32 years old- no other symptoms but incidental finding 13cm spleen. No symptoms
Your spleen size is normal and none of the other items point to a leukemia.
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Not always: Patients with acute leukemia very often will be anemic but someone can have chronic leukemia (cll for example) and have normal hemoglobin. ...Read more
Multiple: If you mean other causes of low WBC besides leukemia, multiple clinical situations can be associated with leukopenia (low wbc): infections (especially in children and the elderly), congenital neutropenia (for example kostmann syndrome), aplastic processes (bone marrow failure), peripheral destruction (antineutrophil antibodies) or sequestration (hypersplenism), chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more
My neutrophil auto count just came out low under the standard range which is from 2.1 to 7.7. My count is 1.9. Do I have leukemia?
Not based on that!: Your neutrophil count alone is not a sign of leukemia. In fact, I would consider your count to be so close to normal that I wouldn't worry about it. You have plenty of neutrophils to keep you healthy! Your neutrophils might just run on the lower side of normal. If you develop fevers, severe bruising or bleeding, or feel ill, call your doc. And always ask your doctor to explain your lab tests! ...Read more
This is moot: If your platelets consistently run below 100, 000, get checked to see whether you have hypersplenism, antibodies on your platelets, or some other cause. Some folks just run them low and it's not a concern. Life's too short to try to guess whether you have increased odds for this-or-that. You're doing a huge favor to yourself by not smoking. Low blood pressure is probably a mythical Dx. Relax. ...Read more
Low Platelet Count: Leukemia can cause low platelets. But there are MUCH more common causes of low platelets, such as: lab error (PLT clumping), pregnancy, liver disease, autoimmune ITP, inherited syndromes, infections (especially viral), medications, OTC nutritional supplements, tonic water (quinine), alcohol, and other causes. Leukemia often shows abnormal WBC count and anemia. Doc visit is needed to pinpoint cause ...Read more
No: Anyone who told you to worry about the minor fluctuations in your white count did you a serious disservice. Please forgive my frankness. Leukemia will announce itself by very abnormal cells in your blood. Lymphoma is a mass or obvious illness. At age 18, focus on learning, career, becoming a tough adult and be thankful for good health. Study the real science, not the scare stuff. ...Read more
No: Temporally, slightly low platelets, that are still more then 100, 000 usually have little significance. You can see that as a consequence of viral infection. If they remain low and are trending down think liver disease or auto-immune problems, and medications. In the absence of other abnormalities it isn't a harbinger of lymphoma. Best to to with your doc about it. Good health. ...Read more
Numbers aren't: That bad--see pcp or hematologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could a patient with a high white count a low hemaglobin and enlarged lympnodes possibly have leukemia? And would a pet scan be able to confirm it?
Do not play doctor:
These are some serious signs which need thorough
exam & tests. See a doctor ASAP. If you do not have medical insurance go to community clinics which are excellent, can get many expert opinions under one roof.
Many sub specialists work here x 3-5 years to obtain Green card. ...Read more
A blood test showed that I have high red and white cells and low lymph high neut. Could this be a sign of leukemia?
It depends on Actual: You need to provide us actual numbers of you blood counts...simply saying high and low does not help us to able to make a diagnosis. So we want to know your Hb, WBC, Differential ...Read more
RBC 4.45 (low), LYMPH % 18.5 (low)and MPV 7.1 (low) could possibly be a sign of early leukemia? Rest of cbc normal.
My one year old has high monocytes 1.8 absolute and low neutrophils 0.5 absolute. Is this an indication of leukemia? Labs 3 weeks prior were the same
Provide us reports: If you can send us the results of your complete blood count (CBC), we can tell you if there is any indication of Leukemia or not. Blood clots can develop secondary to any Cancer or may have nothing to do with Cancer (Most patients who develop blood clots do not have Cancer as the cause). ...Read more
Saw a doc about symptoms of leukemia, this doctors office did not have a lab. They ran a hemoglobin which came to 6.12, is that low?
Call doctor ASAP!:
You are very anemic. Normal hemoglobin for a female is 11.5-16 range. While severe anemia can be a sign of leukemia, a much more common cause in a menstruating female is iron deficiency anemia.
A teaspoon of blood (5 ml) contains 5 mg of iron. So regular menses can deplete iron stores >>anemia.
IF leukemia you may need a blood transfusion. IF iron deficiency anemia you need iron. ...Read more
Can you be diagnosed with leukemia at age 26? And can CBC WBC come back normal, with low-normal hemoglobin and still have leukemia?
5 y/o with 7 day fever low grade 100.2 to 101.8 comes & goes. Happy, eating, playful. Now says she has leg pain. I asked for CBC today. Leukemia?
Calcium is 8.3, chloride, 106, and bun/creat ratio is 30. Normal says 10-20. Platelets vary low to 229 being tested for leukemia. Is this normal?
See below...: Calcium is minimally decreased (normal: 8.9-10.1 mg/dl). Chloride is at the upper limit of normal (98-106 mmol/l). Your bun/creatinine ratio is increased, a finding that usually indicates prerenal azotemia that often times is a consequence of dehydration but other causes are also possible including gastrointestinal bleeding, acute renal failure, congestive heart failure, etc. Platelets normal. ...Read more
I am worried about leukemia. Is a low neutrophil count of 1.0 and low WBC signs? I have read so many confusing stories on google and askd q on here
Low WBC: The most common cause of low WBC is some sort of infection. Leukemia effects the other blood cells that are noted on the blood count. Leukemia causes other symptoms. I would recheck you blood count in several weeks to make sure things get back to normal. Be seen sooner if you develop new symptoms of bruises, bleeding, fatigue. ...Read more