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Pancytopenia Chemotherapy Aplastic Anemia
No: Aplastic anemia means something is wrong with your bone marrow and it cannot make red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. It can be caused by toxins, infections, or autoimmune problems. Often the cause is never found. Pancytopenia from chemotherapy means a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets caused by the toxic effect of chemo. This improves with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Production stops: The body continuously recycles & replaces different cells in the blood. Red cells last ~100days, platelets several hours, other cells vary. The healthy system acheives a steady state of producing cells as fast as they break down. If an event such as a toxic exposure (chloramphenacol) or tumor invasion shuts down the "factory", no new material will be made & you get low on everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The most basic is the cbc, which will give you hemoglobin, hematocrit, white cell count, and platelet counts. An additional important test is a reticulocyte count which gives you the production index of red cells. Your doctor can advise you further, based on your symptoms and history. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause abnormally low levels of rbc, wbc, and platelets? Aplastic anemia, mds, leukemia have been ruled out via bm biopsy.
Infections-- but---: Much more detail is needed about your case. What's the age of the patient, comorbid states, medications, family history, environmental exposures, etc. This question is too important to have it answered correctly online- discuss it with your doctor who has all the facts in hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, temporarily: The conditioning or preparatory treatments using chemotherapy and total body radiation given before the transplant do cause hair loss. But the hair will grow back within 2-3 months. There are, at present no satisfactory means available to prevent hair loss due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The cold cap is in clinical trials and may be available at some of the cancer centers. ...Read more
Aplastic anemia: Aplastic anemia is a serious problem of the blood sytem and bone marrow. The problem is that the bone marrow, where new blood cells are normally made, stops producing new cells, so you end up with low red blood cell counts, low white blood cell counts, and low platelet counts. The causes may be nutritional, cancer-related, toxin-related (eg, certain drugs), or genetic. See a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aplastic anemia: Is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. This includes red blood cells, platelets, and precursors of the various white blood cells. If your bone marrow can't make enough new blood cells, many health problems can occur. These problems include irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias, an enlarged heart, heart failure, infections, and bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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