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Slightly low WBC, low platelets, low neutrophils, no baso's. Elevated lymph's and mono's. Does that mean bone sarcoidosis is back and active?

Slightly low WBC, low platelets, low neutrophils, no baso's. Elevated lymph's and mono's. Does that mean bone sarcoidosis is back and active?

Give us the numbers: Medicine is quantitative....actual numbers are essential to make any diagnosis. Slight changes mean very little. They can be misleading at best. So send us the exact numbers of your blood counts, then we can help you to interpret their meaning. Also tell us more about the past history of Sarcoidosis that you have mentioned ...Read more

Low Platelets (Definition)

In the blood. They "bud" ie break off from cells in the bone marrow called megakaryocytes. A normal platelet count is 140-400. Platelets are the first line of defense in blood vessel bleeding. They "plug holes" until the coagulation proteins can begin ...Read more


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CBC/Diff Ambiguous Default WBC 3.0 Low, Platelets 100 Alert and Neutrophils (Absolute) 1.3 Low what to do and from what is the cause please?

CBC/Diff Ambiguous Default WBC 3.0 Low, Platelets 100 Alert and Neutrophils (Absolute) 1.3 Low what to do and from what is the cause please?

Multiple poss: Older labs and why done would help. This can be something as simple as lab error which is very common. The next most common cause would be a viral illness causing borderline labs. This can also be a sign of an early serious infection or bone marrow problem. These labs should be repeated in a few days to see if changing. If signs if infection, fever or bleeding see doctor or go to ER immediately. ...Read more

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Pediatric cancer? Low RBC, low WBC, low platelets, low IGM, high MCV, low neutrophils, low monocytes and low eosinophils, occasional myelocytes,

Pediatric cancer? Low RBC, low WBC, low platelets, low IGM, high MCV, low neutrophils, low monocytes and low eosinophils, occasional myelocytes,

Tough set of labs: Suppression of multiple cell lines certainly is a concerning finding on a CBC. Yes, there are pediatric cancers that may present with this type of blood test results. Talking to your heme/onc specialist as soon as possible would be advisable! But don't jump to conclusions because a specialist with the "whole picture" may give you a very surprising answer! ...Read more

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I have mildly low WBC and mildly low platelets. My platelets (auto) are 135 on a range of 143-398. My WBC is 3.90 (range 4.16-9.95). What is cause?

Low platelets, WBC: There are many possible causes of low platelets and low WBC. Some medications can do this, some viral infections and many other causes. It is best to see your doctor regularly to follow up on these tests to make sure they are not decreasing to a serious level. Then, you may need more extensive testing. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

Abnormal blood cell: Bezors probably has nothing to do with mono/ lymphocytosis. Having said that it is inadequate information to connect the dots. Detailed history and examination is required otherwise it would be a case handled by GOOGLE doctor. Have it evaluated by a physician with complete history and physical ...Read more

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Recent labs came back with low platelets 115k and WBC 3.55 (scale 3.70-11.0). I was feeling weak that day. Other labs ok. Should I worry of cancer?

Recent labs came back with low platelets 115k and WBC 3.55 (scale 3.70-11.0). I was feeling weak that day. Other labs ok. Should I worry of cancer?

No: Why you worry about cancer? These result could be due to recent viral infection or after "cold" and just have temporary effect. Give yourself few days of rest and see what happen. Be well. ...Read more

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Are borderline low platelets (174x10E3/ul) and 2 petechiae on abdomen suggestive of leukemia? WBC, RBC, differential all normal and feel fine. Thanks!

Are borderline low platelets (174x10E3/ul) and 2 petechiae on abdomen suggestive of leukemia? WBC, RBC, differential all normal and feel fine. Thanks!

Not leukemia: Petechiae due to low platelets would require a much lower platelet count, under 20, 000 or so and often lower than that. So whatever the marks on your abdomen, they aren't petechiae due to low platelets. And with the rest of your blood counts normal, leukemia should not be on your mind. See your doctor if you remain concerned, but I see no reason for worry. ...Read more

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I h2ad a CBC test done and I had low WBC and platelets. My platelets were 137. Is it dangerous to be on Coumadin (warfarin) with such low platelets?

I h2ad a CBC test done and I had low WBC and platelets. My platelets were 137. Is it dangerous to be on Coumadin (warfarin) with such low platelets?

Nit necessarily: Usually plarelet counts over 100, 000 are not associated with abnormal. Bleeding The bigger question is why you are on coumadin (warfarin) Talk ti your doctor for concerns ...Read more

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25yr boy having fever n bodyache WBC 3.3 n platelet 102, dengue ns1 -ve, no other illness. Wat the cause of low platelets?

It' s Dengue!: It affects the white blood cells causing fever, flu like symptoms, severe pains. It can affect the liver and bone marrow leading to reduced number of platelets, increasing risk of bleeding and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Low platelets, high SEG, low lymphocytes, normal WBC. Feel unwell. History of Lyme. Recent new tick bite. Reinfection? Symptoms similar to before.

Low platelets, high SEG, low lymphocytes, normal WBC. Feel unwell. History of Lyme. Recent new tick bite. Reinfection? Symptoms similar to before.

Lyme disease: You do not say what your prior symptoms were or whether or not the diagnosis was ever confirmed. If you have had a typical rash, have symptoms of cardiac, neurological or arthritic nature you should be seen by a doctor familiar with this disease and evaluated before being treated. ...Read more

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Few months ago CBC with low rbc, wbc, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets. Since then CBC normal, but some low platelets. Often feel achy, could be hiv?

Few months ago CBC with low rbc, wbc, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets. Since then CBC normal, but some low platelets. Often feel achy, could be hiv?

HIV does not Hide: If you are worried about an HIV infection then you go get an HIV test. HIV is diagnosable by testing from seven days after exposure onwards with the correct tests. It does not hide and we no longer need to worry about ambiguous symptoms. If your HIV tests are negative then I do not understand the concern. There is nothing in a CBC test that would represent an early HIV infection. ...Read more

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Vancomycin/levaquin for meningitis last year. Ever since, times of weak/aches. Had low platelets 115k, wbc 3.55. Can meds have damaged my bone marrow?

Vancomycin/levaquin for meningitis last year. Ever since, times of weak/aches. Had low platelets 115k, wbc 3.55. Can meds have damaged my bone marrow?

Yes: Levaquin has been associated with nerve damage and weakness, though a year later is unusual. The infection or meds might have caused bone marrow damage. You may need to see a hematologist ...Read more

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What could low platelets, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

What could low platelets, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes mean?

See your doctor: It depends on how high the lymphs are and the total wbc. There could be a number of causes of this count, some serious and some not so serious. It could be anything from a viral infection to a form of leukemia.
Your doctor should review the count with you. ...Read more

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Would taking Depakote cause both low platelets and low neutrophils?

Would taking Depakote cause both low platelets and low neutrophils?

Yes: This drug can effect the bone marrow and make the white blood count and platelets low. Your doctor may want to stop this medication, but don't stop it till you talk to the doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some reasons why my 10-year-old son would have both low platelets and low neutrophils and everything else be normal on his blood test?

What are some reasons why my 10-year-old son would have both low platelets and low neutrophils and everything else be normal on his blood test?

Out of Context: There is nothing specific to give you any advice on. A blood cell report is interpreted as a whole, not as individual results. Given everything else being normal then there is likely nothing to comment upon. But, it is the job of the ordering physician to interpret this report for you. ...Read more

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I have trisomy 8 mosaicism without any physical or mental difficulties. I have low platelets and neutrophil levels. Is rai suitable for me hyperthyroi?

I have trisomy 8 mosaicism without any physical or mental difficulties. I have low platelets and neutrophil levels. Is rai suitable for me hyperthyroi?

Likely: You should always discuss the risk and benefits of rai treatment with doctor but it is an approved treatment for hyperthyroidism and should not affect the platelet and white blood cell count. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest, back pain, skin rashes torso, neck, muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D, low platelets

I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest, back pain, skin rashes torso, neck, muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D, low platelets

See doctor: These symptoms and lab findings can be manifestations of various illnesses. Your health issue needs a systematic approach and often further testing to point out the underlying disease... You need to see a physician if haven't yet. ...Read more

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE LOW WBC AND HIGH PLATELETS, HIGH SEGMENTED NEUTROPHILS AND LOW EOSINPHILS??

Nonspecific: These tests rarely tell you much and have to be interpreted in the context. The normals are based on averages but highs and lows have no clinical significance. For example, if you have a high segmented percentage in the setting of low WBCs that can actually mean a normal absolute segmented count. Also, eos generally should be low. ...Read more

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What do low platelet levels mean? Platelet level of 116 low wbc 3.6 low lymphs 61% high neutrophils 22% low neutrophils (absolute) low

What do low platelet levels mean? Platelet level of 116 low wbc 3.6 low lymphs 61% high neutrophils 22% low neutrophils (absolute) low

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My WBC is normal at 8.5 but my absolute neutrophil is high at 6.5 and my absolute lymphocyte is slightly low at 1.3. Platelets are 331. Thoughts?

My WBC is normal at 8.5 but my absolute neutrophil is high at 6.5 and my absolute lymphocyte is slightly low at 1.3. Platelets are 331. Thoughts?

CBC values: I would not be concerned with these values. I recommend that you wait three months & repeat. If you are still concerned, then a physical examination is appropriate. ...Read more

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What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

Viral infection: If your lymphocyte count is high, it can be a sign of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or a reaction to a viral or fungal infection. (or both).
When the lymphs areup, the other cell lines can be supressed. Further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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Four months ago my WBC was 5.4, then a month later 4.5, now two weeks ago 3.4. My RDW was elevated, platelets low and neutrophils low. AML?

Four months ago my WBC was 5.4, then a month later 4.5, now two weeks ago 3.4. My RDW was elevated, platelets low and neutrophils low. AML?

See my last response: As I answered your first email, I will repeat myself...give us the complete details, so that we can relate the counts to your medical history. You must also give us the actual numbers like the platelet count, neutrophil count (saying "low" is meaningless without actual numbers derived from serial blood tests done once weekly or more often if there is serious concern of Leukemia coming back. ...Read more

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WBC is normal at 8.5 but my absolute neutrophil is high at 6.5 and my absolute lymphocyte is low at 1.3. Platelets are 331. Feel sick for a month.

See below: 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, your counts are normal and are not causing the symptoms you have.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does a low MPV 8.5 (9.00-13.00fl) mean with high platelets of 447 (150-410)? Slightly raised WBC and neutrophils as well. Hgb is 13.4

Reduced MPV: A hematologist should provide the answer. The best I found as far MPV is as Follows, the rest is normal
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a machine-calculated measurement of the average size of platelets found in blood and is typically included in blood tests as part of the CBC. Since the average platelet size is larger when the body is producing increased numbers of platelets, the MPV test results can be used to make inferences about platelet production in bone marrow or platelet destruction problems. MPV is higher when there is destruction of platelets. This may be seen in inflammatory bowel disease, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), myeloproliferative diseases and Bernard-Soulier syndrome. It may also be related to pre-eclampsia, and recovery from, transient hypoplasia.
Abnormally low MPV values correlate with thrombocytopenia when it is due to impaired production as in aplastic anemia. In addition, low MPV, can correlate with abnormally small platelet size, sometimes a symptom of a spectrum referred to as Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, caused by a genetic mutation of the WAS gene.
A typical range of platelet volumes is 9.7–12.8 fL (femtolitre), equivalent to spheres 2.65 to 2.9 µm in diameter. Normal range is given as 7.5-11.5 fL ...Read more

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What could it mean that my spleen is enlarged, slightly high WBC & lymphocyte count, and slightly low platelet and neutrophil count. With symptoms.?

What could it mean that my spleen is enlarged, slightly high WBC & lymphocyte count, and slightly low platelet and neutrophil count. With symptoms.?

That depends: This could point to an infection, lymphoma or leukemia. You need to sit down with your doctor and talk about the causes. You need to have more testing done. ...Read more

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High WBC, very low h/h, normal platelets. High neutrophils, low lymphocytes. Fatigue, syncopal episode, low fevers, wt loss. Is leukemia possible?

High WBC, very low h/h, normal platelets. High neutrophils, low lymphocytes. Fatigue, syncopal episode, low fevers, wt loss. Is leukemia possible?

High WBC: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, there are various causes of increased WBC; infection, inflammation, reactive proliferation and blood cancers are among the well known causes. I would be able to help you better If I have more history and If I can have a look at the absolute numbers. Can you please inbox me more details and your reports? Thank you! ...Read more

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Unexplained high platelets (572), WBC (17.2), leukocytes, neutrophils, low hemaglobin. Bone marrow, jak2 and lupus test negative, ANA positive. Help?!

Unexplained high platelets (572), WBC (17.2), leukocytes, neutrophils, low hemaglobin. Bone marrow, jak2 and lupus test negative, ANA positive. Help?!

Reactive/ autoimmune: Discuss further with your hematologist. Certain conditions like iron deficiency, infection /inflammation vs autoimmune vs. Other solid tumor need to be ruled out. Need to check iron level, bcr/abl, imaging study like ct scan chest /abd/ pelvis will be needed. If you smoke - will suggest you to quit smoking., need to do work - up to find the anemia as well. If iron is low - GI w/u is needed. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more