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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
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
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.
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
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?
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
No: Leukopenia (white blood cells in the blood are fewer than normal) does not cause reduction a child's final height. However, if the leukopenia was severe, and the child had persistent or recurrent infections throughout childhood, he might not grow as tall due to having chronic illnesses. In an adult, leukopenia does not make him shorter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It obviously depends: On the cuase. If it is related to medication then the medication can be reduced or stopped. If it is due to infection that hopefully the infection can be successfully treated. If it is due to chemotherapy then white blood cell stimulating drugs are available. If there is an underlying blood problem such as leukemia then aggressive therapies may be necessary. ...Read more
Low white blood cell: This term is generic for any low total white blood cell count. ...Read more
Need monitoring: The long-term concern is for major infections and sepsis episodes developing in these patients. Also, since these patients can be treated with g-csf injections there is concern for development of leukemias which are seen in patients with severe congenital neutropenia (a related but different disorder). ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with leukopenia. I'm all over the place with what this is and is there a cure?!
Possibly: There are a lot of reasons for leukopenia. Usually isolated low white cells is not a sign of leukemia if the red blood cells and the platelets also found in blood are fine. Leukopenia develops in leukemia because all the bone marrow cells that eventually end up in the blood stream are crowded out by leukemia cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High vs. low:
Leukemia is a malignancy of the white blood cells, sometimes leading to excessive amounts of these cells in circulation.
Leukopenia is a deficiency or low WBC count.
Sometimes leukemia can present or lead to low WBC counts, but often leukemia is associated with a high WBC count. ...Read more