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What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukopenia?

Depends: Many have low white count that is benign & no symptoms. It may also be due to a recent infection, medication, excessive alcohol intake, or underlying blood disease (even cancer), or else... The differential DX is wide. If white count is very low, risk of infection is increased. If you have fevers, chills, drenching night sweats or recurrent infection, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more


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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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What is leukopenia? Doctor said it's only slightly low and not to worry about it, since I don't have any symptoms.

What is leukopenia? Doctor said it's only slightly low and not to worry about it, since I don't have any symptoms.

Low WBC: Leukopenia means that there is a decrease in the white blood cell count. White blood cells are the blood cells that are part of the immune system and responsible for fighting infection. There are different types of white blood cells that can be low. This is something that needs to be monitored. If it persists or is associated with other changes in your blood counts it needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...Read more

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I've had leukopenia for a year now. Off and on fatigue. No other symptoms. 30yr old female. Could this be MDS? RBC normal. Only thing wrong is WBC.

I've had leukopenia for a year now. Off and on fatigue. No other symptoms. 30yr old female. Could this be MDS? RBC normal. Only thing wrong is WBC.

Unlikely: Women can have a lower white count compared to men. However, should have it monitored. Consider further testing to rule out reversible causes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fever for 14 day without any other symptoms CBC show leukopenia also high ESR & CRP. take all antibiotics and no response. what is the diagnosis?

Fever for 14 day without any other symptoms CBC show leukopenia also high ESR & CRP. take all antibiotics and no response. what is the diagnosis?

FUO: Fever of unknown origin. Please read up on this term. There's a good chance that you are seriously sick, and in need of a proper workup in real life -- we can't do it here based on the very incomplete information you've provided. You have Hodgkin's, TB or bacterial endocarditis until proved otherwise; there are dozens of others to rule in/out. ...Read more

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Son has leukopenia. No other symptoms. Loads of energy! Sweats at night, no fever. My mother and aunt thyroid issues.. I Gilbert's syndrome.ideas?

Son has leukopenia. No other symptoms. Loads of energy! Sweats at night, no fever. My mother and aunt thyroid issues.. I Gilbert's syndrome.ideas?

Mgt: I would recommend reviewing the smear findings with your PCP. They can also reorder the test, often the values normalize after an illness. If he has a family history of thyroid disease, autoimmune disease is a consideration. A workup of his endocrine system may also be indicated. ...Read more

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What is leukopenia?

Low white blood cell: Leukopenia is a general term for a low white blood cell count(wbc). That is all leukopenia means, it doesn't say anything about why there is are few wbcs. Often a mild leukopenia is from viral infections, and the typical thing to do is to recheck to see if it goes up. Severe leukopenia is managed emergently, sometimes in hospital. The next step is usually to be referred to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is leukopenia?

What exactly is leukopenia?

Leukopenia: Leukopenia is how doctors say low white blood cell count. There are many different causes. Please see a hematologist so they can help determine the cause of your leukopenia. ...Read more

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What exactly is transient leukopenia?

What exactly is transient leukopenia?

Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count ( checked on a simple CBC, blood count test) This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu. viral condition goes away and so does the leukopenia. following chemotherapy , white cell count drops and recovers ( transient) ...Read more