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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

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes low red blood cells (rbc), low potassium and low blood pressure?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes low red blood cells (rbc), low potassium and low blood pressure?

Too many issues: Please consult the sites given below and submit specific questions as the topics are too broad for a helpful answer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anemia/basics/definition/con-20026209 http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/low-potassium/basics/definition/sym-20050632 http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/definition/con-20032298. ...Read more

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My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

My baby is having a problem with his blood clotting too fast and his white and red blood cells are low what could this be caused from

Consult ped hematolo: Consult a pediatric hematologist we do not have enough information to answer your question we need detailed report of your blood count wbcs, rbcs, platlet count and other values and what you mean by blood clotting too fast. ...Read more

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What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

What might cause hyperthyroid, high anti-centromere b antibodies, enlarged red blood cells and high iron saturation, normal serum iron, low TIBC/UIBC?

THIS IS A "LONGSHOT": but this set of symptoms (SYNDROME) sound like HASHIMOTO's THYROIDITIS and PERNICIOUS Macrocytic anemia also may be AUTO-IMMUNE!!! in nature ie: the body falsely detects NORMAL TISSUE as being "FOREIGN" and develops auto-antibodies against (in this case) your thyroid gland and your bone marrow) This is a guess....just a "thought"..hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

Small red cells: Your bone marrow makes lots of different types of cell. The red cells go thur a number of steps before they "graduate" You can think of small cells graduating too early. They are pushed out, most often because you are anemic. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to become larger than normal?

What causes red blood cells to become larger than normal?

Quite a few things: Vitamin deficiencies (folate (folic acid) or b12), medications, inefficient blood cell production (myelodysplasia) to name a few. If the macrocytosis is significant a work up by a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to sickle?

What causes red blood cells to sickle?

Hemoglobin S: A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to come in urine?

Many causes: Bladder or kidney infection, kidney or bladder stone; interstitial cystitis; various kidney diseases (usually associated with protein in urine); cancer of bladder, kidney, prostste or urethra; benign microscoic hematuria. Should always be checked out. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells back fast after losing blood?

What causes red blood cells back fast after losing blood?

Feedback mechanism: There are lot of old tails, but your body takes care of itself, it signals your bone marrow to make more blood, when you lose some. ...Read more