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What would cause your white blood cell count to be low?

What would cause your white blood cell count to be low?

Multiple reasons: A low white blood vell count can be present due to medications or drugs, chronic infections (e.g.Viral infections), autoimmune conditions, blood cancers, nutritional deficiencies, congenital problems or bone marrow failure states among other reasons. A thorough evaluation by a hemtologist is required. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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What are the causes of your white blood cell count to be low?

What are the causes of your white blood cell count to be low?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have and to see if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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What cause your ref blood cell count to be high?

What cause your ref blood cell count to be high?

Many causes: Dehydration can cause high red blood cell count. It may be a normal finding in people living at high altitude. People with cyanotic heart disease also have high counts. Smokers and people with chronic lung disease also may have high counts. Chronic carbon monoxide poisoning is an other cause. More seriously, a form of blood cancer can cause very high counts - namely polycythemia vera. ...Read more

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What cause your whiteblood count to be low is bad number to have 2.8?

What cause your whiteblood count to be low is bad number to have 2.8?

Possibly viral: Lots of causes to have a low white cell count, however, probably one of the most common and benign ones would be a viral infection such as the common cold. Shortly after having had such an infection the white cell count will come back to normal. Other diagnoses for this finding would likely result in additional things being abnormal but that doesn't sound like it's the case. Is your doc concerned? ...Read more

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What causes a slight red blood count to be low?

What causes a slight red blood count to be low?

Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Need to know reasons for white blood cell count to be low?

Need to know reasons for white blood cell count to be low?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

Possibilities...: Viral infection causing bone marrow suppression. Once the body fights off the virus, the bone marrow recovers and the anemia and leukopenia resolve. More serious causes can include aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, or other cancers that spread to the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What causes your liver count be to high?

What causes your liver count be to high?

MANY THINGS: What test do you mean by "liver count"??????? The most common tests are enzymes and high levels are most commonly associated with medications/alcohol but other numbers indicate possible obstructive issues (pancreas/ gallbladder) More info for more direct answer! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Can exhaustion cause white blood cell count to be high?

Yes, but How high?: What is your WBC count? Both physical and mental stress can cause elevation of WBC count, but it is prudent to exclude other causes, such as infection before invoking exhaustion as the explanation. See this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/my00161. ...Read more

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What causes white blood cell count to be low and is it often deadly?

What causes white blood cell count to be low and is it often deadly?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What can cause both your red and white blood count to increase?

What can cause both your red and white blood count to increase?

It depends on how: Much of an increase is seen. A possibility would be myeloproliferative disease such as polycythemia ruba vera. ...Read more

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What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

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What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

Viral infection: Leukopenia, low white cell count, is most often caused by viral infection. A number of different conditions or infections have to be considered as well. ...Read more

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What causes a childs lymphocytes to be elevated, and what causes neutrophils and absolute neutrophils to be lowered?

What causes a childs lymphocytes to be elevated, and what causes neutrophils and absolute neutrophils to be lowered?

Virus?: Increased lymphocytes can be seen with viral disease, blood dyscrasia, or many other issues. Go see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low red blood cell count?

What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low red blood cell count?

Get evaluated: The causes of anemia (low hemoglobin) are many. You need an evaluation with a history and physical exam. Some initial studies include -- CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticulocyte count, epo level, fecal occult blood testing and possibly others (eg ua, vitamin studies, etc). ...Read more

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What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

What could cause a low blood and platelet count?

How low: Low blood counts (white blood cells or red blood cells?) and low platelet counts can be a sign of a bone marrow problem, bleeding problem, serious infection, an inflammatory condition or some types of cancer. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

Not high at all: Leukemia is a word that means "white blood". Originally leukemia was recognized when the white blood count was very high. However, as we develop a better understanding, we know that leukemia can be associated with a very low, normal, or high white blood cell count. What is important is the process going on in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Could periodontics disease causes your white blood cell count to be evaluated?

Could periodontics disease causes your white blood cell count to be evaluated?

Yes: Periodontal disease is an infection. It conceivably could cause a mild elevation of white blood count. ...Read more

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What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

What would it mean to have a low blood count and anemia?

Depends: Blood counts generally describe three types of cells. Anemia would be low red blood cell numbers, and this could be "low blood counts". But low blood counts could describe additional blood cells that are low. These results should be discussed with the provider that order the blood count. ...Read more

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Blood Count (Definition)

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