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I was told by my doctor that I have a low white cell count. What can be causing this?

I was told by my doctor that I have a low white cell count. What can be causing this?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What should I do if I have a chronically low white cell count. Should i let a doctor put me on tegretol?

What should I do if I have a chronically low white cell count. Should i let a doctor put me on tegretol?

Might use different: Since tegretol has on occasion caused bone marrow suppression, and even pancytopenia, would suggest choosing a medication which would not affect white cell count. You do not indicate rationale for this medication, but certainly confer with your doctor about alternatives. ...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

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I've got a low white cell count 2.5 can this be the cause of me feeling totally drained all the time? Thank you in advance (second blood test results)

I've got a low white cell count 2.5 can this be the cause of me feeling totally drained all the time? Thank you in advance (second blood test results)

Maybe: The keys are (1) your differential count; are absolute lymphocytes or absolute neutrohils very low? (2) do you have lupus or some other serious medical problems? I'm thinking of lupus as it can lower WBC's, make you feel horrible with nobody able to find why, and could account for your past pregnancy loss. Just my contribution. Best wishes. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism, low white cell count, low hgb mean?

How does hypothyroidism, low white cell count, low hgb mean?

Hypothyroid : Correcting the hypothyroidism may correct this. Need find the cause of the hypothyroidism, some virsl and autoimmune causes can cause both low WBC and low hemoglobin (anemia). ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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