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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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What cause low white blood cells to form?

What cause low white blood cells to form?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause for white blood cells to get low?

What is the most common cause for white blood cells to get low?

Many causes: Depends, but most common is probably from viral infection. Many other possibilities including drugs, leukemia, other infections, benign cyclic changes...... ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant, such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What is the actual: Count. Normal white cell count can range from 3-4 at the lower end to about 11 at the upper end. Also one needs a differential count and levels of hemoglobin and platelet counts for proper interpretation. ...Read more

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What causes migraines and low white blood cells?

What causes migraines and low white blood cells?

No relation: There is a lot of theory of what caused migraine headache
low white cell is not one of them most likely they are not connected
low white cell could make you vulnerable for infection
make sure you keep following with your doctor and follow their advice it could turn to a serious problem
Hope this helps!
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Is there anything that can cause you to have low white blood cells and be underweight?

Is there anything that can cause you to have low white blood cells and be underweight?

Failure to thrive: At first glance I would say this indicates some type of malnutrition either due to some type of dietary deficiency or failure of the gut to absorb what you are eating. This needs careful attention by your primary doctor because there are so many more reasons for these 2 things to coexist and need to be investigated thoroughly. ...Read more

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What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

Leukemia: Bone marrow malignancies involving the myeloid cells will cause abnormal growth of a certain clone of white cells and inhibit the proliferation of normal cell populations such as platelet precursors and red cell precursors so anemia would be expected also.
Severe infection with septicemia could lead to the same problem via destruction of platelets in small blood vessels. Two very different cases! ...Read more

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Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?

Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?

Effects bone marrow: Accutane has a long list of side effects, some potentially serious, involving many organ systems, which is why close monitoring by qualified physicians is mandatory for its use. Listed side effects are all within the spectrum of these adverse reactions, due to suppression of bone marrow. The good news is that most of these changes are temporary and return to normal after drug discontinuation. ...Read more

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How often on average is sepsis the cause of low white blood cells?

How often on average is sepsis the cause of low white blood cells?

Less common: Usually the white blood cell count rises with sepsis, but about 10% of cases have an initially low wbc. This is actually a poor prognostic sign. Even when initially low, the WBC typically rises in the next few days. ...Read more

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Symptoms of helicobacter pylori? And does it cause low white blood cells?

Not usually in blood: Usually slight elevation of polymorphonucear white cells with the infection which can be reduced with proper therapy for the infection. Sometimes low white blood cell count can be attributed to therapy. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells with severe tummy pain unable to eat solid food. Dorctors prescribed morphine for pain?

What causes low white blood cells with severe tummy pain unable to eat solid food. Dorctors prescribed morphine for pain?

Many thinigs: Your immune system is suppressed with the low white count. Tummy pain can indicate inflammation...Have you seen a GI specialist? Have you had any work up to determine the cause? Morphine is ok for pain short term...You need additional help/ evaluation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed (extreme low RBC / extra large white blood cells)vit d defi., white matter dis, sm vessel brain dis, BP aver.178/92.With no dia. Cause help?

Diagnosed (extreme low RBC / extra large white blood cells)vit d defi., white matter dis, sm vessel brain dis, BP aver.178/92.With no dia. Cause help?

High BP consquences?: You need to see a physician (p) about your anemia and WBC problems as well as controlling your hypertension. Your vit. D deficiency and anemia could be due to some chronic kidney disease, perhaps due to your high bp. Your small vessel and white matter diseases could be due, once again, to your high bp. See a p to get started on therapy and have some blood work sent off for a diagnosis and a cure. ...Read more

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What can cause white blood cells in my urine without an infection?

What can cause white blood cells in my urine without an infection?

Many reasons: Here is a great article: "http://www. Just-health. Net/White-Blood-Cells-In-Urine. Html" Some causes might be cystitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Kidney Stones, Urinary System Obstruction, excess exercise, some medications, cancer & some blood disorders. ...Read more

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Can 600mg of gabapentin, 40mg of prozac, and 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) cause white blood cells to be 16.8. I take Prozac and ritalin (methylphenidate) in am and gabapentin in pm.

Can 600mg of gabapentin, 40mg of prozac, and 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) cause white blood cells to be 16.8. I take Prozac and ritalin (methylphenidate) in am and gabapentin in pm.

I have researched: This and all three drugs have been shown to rarely cause elevated white blood cell counts. Have your family doctor evaluate you and send you to a hematologist if it is felt to be necessary, although the count is not that high and should probably be followed to see if you are in the process of developing an infection somewhere or if it will spontaneously return to normal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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If someone is anemic and their hemoglobin is dropping is it normal for their white blood cells to drop too? If not what could cause both?

If someone is anemic and their hemoglobin is dropping is it normal for their white blood cells to drop too? If not what could cause both?

Not normal: Anemia is never normal. Simply watching a hemoglobin drop without a diagnosis and plan is unacceptable and inexcusable. The white cells dropping concurrently suggests aplastic anemia or myelodysplasia. ...Read more