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My white cell count is very low and I have pericarditis. What can I expect?

My white cell count is very low and I have pericarditis. What can I expect?

It should resolve: Pericarditis is usually a self limitting inflammation of the enveolpe around the heart. It usually resolves with anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more


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White cell count is very very low. What will be outcome?

White cell count is very very low. What will be outcome?

Depends: Studies done in the 1960's support the idea that with low white blood cell counts, the critical factor is the neutrophil count (type of white cell), which, if it falls below 500, increases the risk of infection. There are people who tend to run low white cell counts who have no problems. ...Read more

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Can someone help please? My white cell count is chronically low. What can I do?

May be normal: Many patients have white counts around 2,400 and 3000. Not to worry. Check with previous tests if it id going down every time you get tested for CBC.. ...Read more

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My daughters platelet count is low as well as her red cell count and her white cell count is 4.8. Her mpv is high at 11.8. Should i be concerned?

Need actual values: 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, a white cell count of 4.8 and mpv or 11.8 are not cause for concern. ...Read more

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What can cause raised red cell count but with low iron stores (anemia). White cell count is at lowest end of normal lab value?

Lots of things: First of all, "anemia" and "low iron stores" are two completely different labs. Anyone who rod you otherwise is making a common mistake. In thalassemia minor, red cells are small and their count maybe high despite a mild anemia. Insist on a complete answer. ...Read more

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What is a low white cell count ?

Infection fighting: cells are found on top of the red oxygen carrying cells if you let blood settle to the bottom of a tube as a grey-green-white layer. The number and type of these cells vary a huge amount among normal people who can fight off infections. The number needs to get close to Zero before you are unprotected from infection, but can be lowered in most any illness that makes you sick (including colds). ...Read more

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What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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Will low iron cause my platlete count and white cell count to increase? Platele count is 468 went up over 2, 000 in 5days

Will low iron cause my platlete count and white cell count to increase? Platele count is 468 went up over 2, 000 in 5days

No: A low serum iron will not cause issues with white count or platelets. However, this combination may suggest a chronic inflammatory process. See your doctor and get it evaluated. If any questions persist, see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Have pv, now 12 years later have a low white cell count(less than 2) and low red cell count(less than 2) what is going on?

Have pv, now 12 years later have a low white cell count(less than 2)  and low red cell count(less than 2) what is going on?

Polycythemia vera: This is something to discuss with your hematologist. Polycythemia vera (I understood you correctly, right?) may progress to a state in which you stop making enough blood cells, rather than making too many. Your hematologist knows about this and can advise you. ...Read more