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What causes border line low blood count?

What causes border line low blood count?

Why do you ask?: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside on either end. It's a mistake to think that the center of the range is best. If you feel well and you're not actually below the range, life's too short (and the chances of a working doing anything more than waste effort and money) to trouble yourself over it. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What is the cause of a low blood count?

What is the cause of a low blood count?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more

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What is the biggest cause of low blood count?

What is the biggest cause of low blood count?

It depends upon....: The blood counts to which you are referring. If you mean anemia, the overwhelmingly most common reason for a low rbc count in the us is fe deficiency, in part because of our typically fe poor diet, and exacerbated by a monthly blood loss in women. Fe deficiency, however, is due tof an underlying primary problem to be discovered and corrected. For low WBC count, viral suppression is most common. ...Read more

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What causes low blood count for a 2 yearold?

What causes low blood count for a 2 yearold?

Anemia?: If by "low blood count" you mean anemia, the most common cause is iron deficiency anemia caused by inadequate iron intake in toddler's diet (too much milk and not enough red meat and green leafy vegetables). There are many other causes of anemia, though. ...Read more

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How much alcohol can cause a low blood count?

How much alcohol can cause a low blood count?

Unclear question: Chronic use of alcohol can decrease blood count. Different people respond differently. If your blood count is low due to drinking, you are drinking way too much! ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication cause low blood count?

Can thyroid medication cause low blood count?

Possibly: Methimazole, used to treat overactive thyroid, has been reported to cause aplastic anemia, decreased production of some white blood cells and low platelet count. ...Read more

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Are the characteristics of a bruise caused by low blood count or something else?

Are the characteristics of a bruise caused by low blood count or something else?

Not sure what u mean: A bruise is just a subcutaneous collection of blood that has escaped the confines of the vascular space. It's appearance changes with local metabolism of hemoglobin. If you are referring to bruising in general, people with low platelet counts or deficiencies/dysfunction in some humoral clotting factors (eg., vwf, fibrinogen, etc.) are sensitive to bruising/bleeding from even minor trauma. ...Read more

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What causes low blood count?

What causes low blood count?

Anemia: Is another term for low blood counts. There are multiple causes including but not at all limited to blood loss (menstrual periods, bleeding from the GI tract), nutritional deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) b 12), chronic illnesses, medications, and bone marrow problems. Your dr. Should be able to help you figure out what is causing your low blood counts and if it's serious or not. ...Read more

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Do low blood count cause you to past out?

Do low blood count cause you to past out?

Possible.: Anemia can make people lightheaded. Actually losing consciousness would be very unusual unless the anemia was severe and the person did something really strenuous. More common anemia symptoms are fatigue, feeling cold, mild headache, shortness of breath with exercise, lack of stamina, and generalized weakness. ...Read more

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My mother has a low blood count, and is always getting infections, what are the possible causes?

Several things : Low blood counts can mean low red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. I assume she has low white cells if she's getting infections. Causes include medications, past chemotherapy, or a bone marrow problem called myelodysplasia. Some chronic leukemias can cause low white blood counts. Her doctor should look at her blood smear under a microscope to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

Anemia: There are many causes of anemia, but your symptoms don't give a clue as to the cause in you case. These are symptoms of all anemia, regardless of the cause. Work with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate and sulphasalzine cause neutropenia.I have RA and low blood count, blood tests every 2/3 weeks. What happens next?

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 more

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Can low blood count cause light periods? I started to get lighter and lighter periods irregular, already im low on iron and now im low on folic acid

Can low blood count cause light periods? I started to get lighter and lighter periods irregular, already im low on iron and now im low on folic acid

Yes.: Low blood count, leading to light, irregular periods results from an inadequate diet ; other risk factors. Foods rich in folic acid: liver, egg yolk, dried beans, lentils, spinach, beetroot, broccoli, bananas, oranges to be eaten raw as possible, to preserve folic acid. Iron from mollusks, liver, squash pumpkin seeds, nuts, beef, whole grains, lamb, beans, tofu, cocoa. Supplements of fe ; folic acid. ...Read more

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What could cause my 15 year old daughter to have swollen glands, low blood count, spine pain, exhaustion and high calcium levels?

What could cause my 15 year old daughter to have swollen glands, low blood count, spine pain, exhaustion and high calcium levels?

Lots of things: You also list a ruptured esophagus. Is this your daughter also? If so, how did that happen? At the top of my list is a parathyroid adenoma (high calcium, fatigue, bone pain); most teens have some palpable lymph nodes and many teenaged girls are a bit anemic. It's a mistake to ask for interpretation of labs apart from clinical information ; actual values. Insist her physician explain. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more