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Probiotic And Low Neutropenia
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overdose: Chemotherapy is an effective method of treating many malignancies. It destroys tumor thru the effect of the cell DNA. It as such has an effect on the cells of the immune system. If given in high doses, the WBC count can drop and compromise the immune system, making the patient susceptible to infection and any effect in helping to control tumor. Count should stay at 4-5k or better. ...Read more
Would plain low fat yogurt with live & active culture be sufficient as probiotics needed to help with clindamycin. When best time to eat the yogurt. ?
Yes and whenever. : Probiotics are a good idea whenever you're taking antibiotics, and worth continuing for a week or so afterwards. Yogurt is good, but a probiotic tablet of e coli or acidophilus may help a little more. It really doesn't matter what time of day you take the supplement. ...Read more
I have had a a low WBC ranging from 3.4-4.0 due to neutropenia for the last 4 years. I don't sick very often. My only medical history in type 1 dm. What could cause this?
It depends: Low white count could be a normal finding that doesn't represent a serious condition in certain ethnic groups like some african americans/others. This is usually a diagnosis based on history, race and after excluding other causes like medications side effect, autoimmune diseases or other possible hematologic conditions. A hematologist can help you differentiate between these entities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What systemic blood system disorder could present with labs showing low wbc, neutropenia and lg spleen it normalizes and a month later is low again?
No..: Not related....Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a low WBC count 3000 since the age of 18 till 24 now with neutropenia ANC 1000 avg. Full neg workup no frequent infections, no known etiology?
Can methotrexate and sulphasalzine cause neutropenia.I have RA and low blood count, blood tests every 2/3 weeks. What happens next?
Yes: Both Methotrexate (mtx) and sulfasalazine (ssz) can cause a drop in the white blood cell (WBC) absolute neutrophil count (anc). Mtx pi p. 8 http://www.Pfizer.Ca/en/our_products/products/monograph/280 -- ssz pi p.3: http://labeling.Pfizer.Com/showlabeling.Aspx?Id=524 - why every 2-3 weeks depends on dosing. If continuous dosing then this is harder to explain. More info needed. Possible bmb. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
CSA and OATS tests show high levels of lactobacillus in small intestine. and colon, low bifido in colon. Should i take probiotics with lactobacillus?
Any symptoms?: What do you expect the probiotics to do for you. There is little objective evidence for the usefulness of such treatments. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?
Have possible candida overgrowth from taking low dose antibiotics for years. Have taken probiotics as well, but getting skin eruptions from them. I am allergic to diflucan, (fluconazole) what can I take?
My Recent blood Smear showed Slight "Polychromasia"; CBC is normal except: Low Granulocytes & High Lymphocytes. (Last 2 Years showed: Poikilocytosis & Mild Neutropenia). Not Anemic. Possible Causes of this Polychromasia? Should this be checked into?
Why was the test done? 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, nothing in the information you provided warrants any concern.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?
Crohn's: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions. Probiotics may be worth taking in inflammatory bowel disease and omega 3 oil shouldn't hurt. If diarrhea is a prominent symptom, I recommend avoiding harsh roughage but taking soluble fiber like metamucil may help firm up stools. ...Read more
Had the flu 2 weeks ago but still tired with low appetite and when I eat have indigestion. Been on a bland diet,taking a probiotics and resting. ?
Residual symptoms: If you are actually recovering from proven influenza residual symptoms are not surprising. Eat foods that are bland and not likely to irritate your stomach linings, drink lots of fluids and continue resting and recuperating slowly. If you do not get progressively better or develop new symptoms go and see your family doctor. Wish you well soon. ...Read more
I believe I have issues with my digestion due to gas, bloating, constipation,low energy& mild nutrition deficency. Enzymes upset mystomach. Probiotic?
Can spinal nodule on L4 Nerve Roots Cause Demyelinating neuropathy & radiculopathy in
low Lumbar & Sacral area? Can it cause Neutropenia & high iron?
No : this is a better question ask a neurologist. In general a nodule does not cause Demyelination. When you bring a neutropenia and high iron, then we're looking at a possible mixture of different medical diagnoses. Ask your physician for you to see neurologist that specifies into these areas. ...Read more
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more