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My White Cell Count Is Very Low And I Have Pericarditis What Can I Expect
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will low iron cause my platlete count and white cell count to increase? Platele count is 468 went up over 2, 000 in 5days
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?
Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more
Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Unlikely: What kind of spots? However, these spots are likely unrelated to the white count. ...Read more
Is it common for a child with a lysosome storage disease (unspecified) to have a low white cell count?
Possibly: To answer this question (and to determin the best plan of care for the child), it would be important to determine what type of lysosomal storage disease this child has. These diseases differ from each other in many ways, and may need to be treated differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Full blood count is within normal range but on the low side. For example, total white cell count 4.58 (normal 4-11). Should i worry?
No: A WBC in the normal range as the only observation is of no consequence. ...Read more
My obgyn let me know there was a low level of white cell count as a result from pap. What could this mean?
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