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What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic, pancytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic, pancytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

Specialist help: This is probably a marrow disease and you need to be evaluated by a competent, no-nonsense hematologist. An anemia always needs a workup and unless the other values are only trivially reduced relative to the reference range, you have serious disease until proved otherwise. Don't delay, and stay proactive. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Neutropenia (Definition)

Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell ...Read more


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Is pancytopenia same as neutropenia?

Is pancytopenia same as neutropenia?

Related terms: Neutropenia refers to low numbers of a type of white blood cells called neutrophils. Pancytopenia refers to low numbers of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Pancytopenic patients are therefore usually neutropenic but the reverse is not always true. ...Read more

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What is tropical pancytopenia?

What is tropical pancytopenia?

Let me explain: Pertaining to the tropics, the regions of the earth lying between the tropic of cancer above the equator and the tropic of capricorn below.
An acute to chronic disease caused by ehrlichia canis which is transmitted by the brown dog tick, rhipicephalus sanguineus. It is characterized by fever, nasal and eye discharges, and emaciation.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neutropenia?

Neutropenia is......: Divided by severity: <500 is severe, 500-1000 moderate and 1000-1500 mild. Pts with severe neutropenia, for whatever reason, are at increased risk for life threatening infections, and symptoms vary for folks across this continuum. Mucosal erosions and gingival inflammation are common. The main thing to be concerned about is the infection risk, and of course discerning cause so it can be rx'd. ...Read more

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Pancytopenia is it treateble?

Depends: Pancytopenia is not a disease but the result of an illness or other situations. Sometimes even stopping a medicine may fix the problem. The first step is to determine why it's happening with the proper workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Yes: Pancytopenia, that is low blood counts for rbc, wbc, platelets indicates a bone marrow problem. The diagnosis requires a bone marrow biopsy. One cause of pancytopenia is leukemia. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cyclic neutropenia?

It is not: It is normal for the neutrophil number to wax and wane, but when this is in the very low, ie neutropenic, range it is potentially serious. Additional warning signs would be chronic mouth sores or recurrent bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Is chronic neutropenia a type of leukemia?

Is chronic neutropenia a type of leukemia?

No: Chronic neutropenia is not a type of leukemia. However, a very low neutrophil count can increase the risk for serious and recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause or exacerbate neutropenia?

Can alcohol cause or exacerbate neutropenia?

Immunity: Yes. Alcohol, especially frequent and/ or over use, can interfere with your immune function. It can interfere with your nutrition and the absorption of nutrients. ...Read more

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Are neutrophilia and neutropenia the same disease?

No: They're the opposite: neutropenia is a low number of neutrophils, a type of infection-fighting white blood cell. Neutophlia is a high number of neutrophils (also referred to as neutrophilic leukocytosis). Neither is a disease. These are just descriptive terms for laboratory abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does neutropenia postive mean?

Low neutrophils: Let's break the word down into its parts. Neutrophils are the most important bacteria-fighting cell. "~penia" means lack of something in the blood. Neutro + penia means you do not have a normal number of infection-fighting neutrophils, and are at risk of infection. Another "penia" might be thrombocytopenia, which is not enough platelets (which help our blood clot) ...Read more

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Does my neutropenia cause me to be tired all the time?

Isolated neutropenia: Should not affect your energy level typically. This would be more commonly associated with anemia. If you have a known neutropenic condition and persistent fatigue, or any fever, you need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is abosulte neutropenia and relative eosinophilia?

What is abosulte neutropenia and relative eosinophilia?

Neutropenia is....: Defined as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. Eosinophils are another type of granulocyte. They play a role in combating parasitic infections. They are ~1-3% of wbcs. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic cyclic neutropenia and how is it treated?

What is idiopathic cyclic neutropenia and how is it treated?

Depends: It is a disorder where the neutrophil count is low in a cyclical pattern. To make the diagnosis, a CBC needs to be checked twice weekly for a few weeks. Typically the patient has recurrent infections. A bone marrow biopsy may need to be done to rule out other disorders. If it needs treatment, then Neupogen is given. This raises the white count. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I fracturred my shoulder I have. Neutropenia. Will. It.Take. Longer. To heal?

It shouldn't: Not unless you have a profound neutropenia that will actually put you at grave risk for bacterial infection. You mention a low neutrophil count but no specific diagnosis. Unless it's extreme, it usually means nothing. If you're going about your normal business healthy with a lab value somewhat off, my best advice is to stop worrying. ...Read more

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What is the most effective after care diet regime for a prognosis of pancytopenia?

What is the most effective after care diet regime for a prognosis of pancytopenia?

Depends on diagnosis: Pancytopenia is a descriptive diagnosis, that says a patient has low levels of red cells, white cell, and platelets. It doesn't indicate the cause, which can include leukemia, nutritional deficiency, aplastic anemia, other bone marrow cancers, myelodysplastic syndromes, . .. It is a long list, and it is usually not something for which a particular diet is recommended, but it can be. ...Read more

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When you are diagnosed with cronic neutropenia, does that mean it's a type of leukemia?

When you are diagnosed with cronic neutropenia, does that mean it's a type of leukemia?

Not always: Neutropenia means low numbers of white blood cells. One of the many causes of neutropenia is bone marrow failure due to leukemia or a condition called myelodysplastic syndrome (mds). A good hematologist can check you and guide you to find the cause and a solution with proper treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

Your right to know: You have not only a right but a duty to find out what's going on. You're not in danger from low platelets if they're above 50, 000, even if you get hurt, or low neutrophils until they're below about 500. You have a responsibility to find why they're low -- often it's meds, or it may just be you. Get a full medical workup, including a HIV check and a lupus check. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just found out that my MRSA is active im a carrier. Also I have neutropenia how does this effect my care?

See: You don't need to do anything as long as you feel healthy. You should additionally visit and discuss the issue with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neutropenia?

It depends on. ...: The cause. Some neutropenic states are acquired and transient, for example because of marrow suppression with viral infection, and don't require any intervention. However, you can be neutropenic from autoimmune destruction or marrow infiltration by leukemia, which obviously would require different treatments. Work with your dr. To find a cause and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Could I have pancytopenia if I have fatigue?

Could I have pancytopenia if I have fatigue?

Fatigue: If you have severe pancytopenia, you will feel fatigue. But if you fatigue- it does not mean you have pancytopenia. Fatigue could be caused by many things- physical and emotional problem can cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Is pancytopenia cureable?

Can be: Can often be depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What can be done to correct neutropenia?

Like most deficiency: If you don't have enough of something, its because you either don't make it, you lose it or you hide it. Neutropenia is no different. As examples, marrow failure or infiltration (not making them), autoimmune neutropenia (losing them), margination (hiding them), can all cause neutropenia. There are many other causes that fit into one of these categories. Treatment ranges from none to transplant. ...Read more

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What happens to a person with chronic neutropenia?

What happens to a person with chronic neutropenia?

If you are the one..: Who is neutropenic, at 33yo, you would likely know the answer to the question if your neutropenia was clinically significant. You would have had recurrent bacterial infections, some even life threatening. If your asking for someone else, it depends on the cause of the neutropenia. If the neutropenia is clinically significant, you need to be vigilant and contact your dr for anyfever/infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat idiopathic neutropenia?

Full evaluation: Idiopathic neutropenia is a diagnosis of exclusion (all the other possibilities should be ruled out first) so it is very important that this diagnosis be correct and should be confirmed by a hematologist/oncologist who may need to do a bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neutropenia?

What is the definition or description of: neutropenia?

Neutropenia is....: Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell transplant, depending on cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pancytopenia?

Pancytopenia: This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What tests I can do to identify the cause of neutropenia?

See hematologist: If you are worried about your neutropenia- please see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if I was diagnosed with neutropenia, how can I treat it?

Find out the cause: The cause of neutropenia needes to be determined before any treatment could be considered. Medications, lupus, blood disorders are some causes. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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Is 'mild neutropenia' something to be concerned about and would extra tests need to be done?

Is 'mild neutropenia' something to be concerned about and would extra tests need to be done?

Depends.: Generally this is nothing to be concerned about. The trend over time is more important than any individual number. I assume the other cell lines were normal (rbc and platelets). No extra testing need be done at present, but may want to consider repeating in a month or two to ensure there is not a trend. ...Read more

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What are the basic test that should be done when diagnosing idiopathic neutropenia in toddlers?

While a CBC/Diff....: Will reveal the neutropenia, unfortunately it goes little toward determining cause. There are a host of tests that could be done to address possible causes, in the case of idiopathic neutropenia of childhood, the clinical status of the patient is often very informative. Often, these patients are well overall and mobilize neutrophils in the setting of infectious challenge. If not gcsf is an option. ...Read more

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What cancers cause neutropenia?

What cancers cause neutropenia?

Leukemia...: Any cancer that impairs the ability of the bone marrow to produce normal cells, like neutrophils, can cause neutropenia. Leukemias are the most common cause since the cancer actually originates in the bone marrow itself. Other less common causes of neutropenia are cancers that metastasize to the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Can a person with neutropenia donate blood?

Can a person with neutropenia donate blood?

Not wise: When your body is low on neutrophils you are at increased risk of infection, and this is not a normal state, so it needs evaluated to determine the cause. It may be from some infections, cancers, drug effects, or severe stress. See your dr., get healthy, and then consider donating. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause autoimmune pancytopenia?

What conditions could cause autoimmune pancytopenia?

Rare: Very rare. Saw one case. Can be associated with rheumatologic conditions (sle, etc), infectious (hiv, etc), autoimmune disorder, lymphoid neoplasm (cll, etc), drug or idiopathic (diagnosis of exclusion). Mechanism: autoantibidies to all three peripheral blood cells (wbc, rbc, platelet). Itp (ab only to platelet). Evan syndrome (ab to rbc and platelet). Tx: prednisone, ivig, or rituximab. ...Read more

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I have got neutropenia and no cancer I'm quite lost?

I have got neutropenia and no cancer I'm quite lost?

How do you know?: You must have had a CBC to know that and a doctor must have ordered it. Whoever did should take the next steps to find out the cause, perhaps including a hematology consultation. Many things can cause this, including medications or even viruses, but it should be evaluated. Hope you do well. ...Read more

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Neutropenia/low blood counts from chemotherapy, what to do?

Neutropenia/low blood counts from chemotherapy, what to do?

Strict handwashing: You and all your contacts (none of whom should be sick, by the way!) should use strict handwashing with soap and water or an alcohol sanitizer many times per day. Avoid crowds. Avoid constipation. Your physician should have given you a sheet with instructions or verbal instructions about what to expect with neutropenia related to chemo; please ask for this next time you are in the office. Be well. ...Read more

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Can one experience neutropenia / low blood counts from chemotherapy?

Can one experience neutropenia / low blood counts from chemotherapy?

Yes.: Chemotherapy typically causes death of fast growing tissues. These include the cancer and a number of normal tissues including bone marrow, hair follicles, mouth cells. The damage to the bone marrow can cause low blood counts, especially neutropenia and low platelets. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pancytopenia (Definition)

This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are ...Read more