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What does a low white blood count mean?

What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female. Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.

What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female.  Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.

Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggerated following rt. When the WBC gets too low drugs like gcs must be used to bring the count up over 4000, the normal being around 7000 -8000. ...Read more

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What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

Maybe nothing: Low white counts are seen in up to 15% of some populations. Thus, it may have no clinical importance. It needs to be evaluated in context with the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some leads to and what does a low white blood cell count in a woman mean?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of low white blood cell count like, autoimmune disease, bone marrow failure, enlarged spleen, drug toxicity etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. ...Read more

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Low nutracell count, what does it mean?

Low nutracell count, what does it mean?

Depends on symptoms.: No lab test can be considered alone, without taking into account what's going on with the patient! What are your symptoms? Was the test done only once, or did you have a low count on several occasions. Please ask again and clarify! There's a 150 character limit for your question, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete. ...Read more

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Low hemocrit and normal hemoglobinswhat does it mean?

Low hemocrit and normal hemoglobinswhat does it mean?

Doesn't make sense: That doesn't make sense. The hematocrit is roughly 3x the hemoglobin, regardless of the value. If your hemoglobin is low normal, it may calculate out to a just barely low hematocrit. The significance is depends on your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What does low c3c actually mean and c4c is getting low?

What does low c3c actually mean and c4c is getting low?

Complement : Both c3 and c4 are components of a multi-protein system involved in immune response. Both components being low means complement system is active and being consumed in the formation of immune complexes, generally not a good thing. Please discuss the matter with your doctor in the full context of your health and any medical conditions that you may have. ...Read more

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Gamma glutamylyransferase being low. What does that mean?

Gamma glutamylyransferase being low. What does that mean?

Nothing: I wish every question was this easy. "reference range" is set so that a few percent of healthy folks will fall above and below. It's not the "normal" or "desirable" or "healthy" range. And a low GGT is never a concern. If you had no liver, you'd know it. ...Read more

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What does low IgE means ?

What does low IgE means ?

Reduced allergy: If the ige is low it makes an allergic diathesis less likely but not zero. Additionally, the ige level could be reduced by taking prednisone/cortisone. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog.Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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What does low level on MCH mean?

What does low level on MCH mean?

Thanks for asking!: Mch stands for mean corpuscular hemoglobin (average amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell). It is one of the parameters in the red cell index of a CBC test. A low MCH may indicate iron deficiency anemia from dietary insufficiency or blood loss. Further work-up and clinical correlation is suggested. ...Read more

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If my INR is to low what dose that mean?

If my INR is to low what dose that mean?

Not enough thinning: Assuming that you are on blood thinners, too low of an inr means that your blood isn't "thin" enough; it still clots more easily than is recommended. If you aren't on blood thinners, there really isn't such a thing as "too low inr". ...Read more

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Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

Usaully gut!: Inflammation of the GI tract, usually subclinical, is present in all the seronegative arthopathies. It is also elevated in regional enteritis and crohn's of the small intestine. In an older person, multiple myeloma must be excluded. ...Read more

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What does having low sulphate levels mean?

Not clear: Are you sure it is sulphate (and not something else like phosphate)? Sulfate is not a routine measurement and any clinically significance is not established. I would be weary of any broad claims about "sulfate" levels. ...Read more

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I have low electrolytes what does it means?

Low electrolytes: You may have a low sodium, Potassium Chloride or calcium levels in your blood. The first 3 could be seen in someone taking diuretics. Please provide more information for a better answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my electrolytes are low?

What does it mean if my electrolytes are low?

Hard to know: If you were told you had "low electrolytes", some abnormal values were likely found on your blood chemistry. Most often the test will include sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, calcium, and magnesium. Electrolytes can be caused by renal dysfunction or certain meds. Recommend discussing results with the ordering MD or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your electrolytes are low?

What does it mean if your electrolytes are low?

See below: Please specify, sodium pottssium etc both can be low if you are taking diuretics.There are many electrolytes such as calcium magnesium, and each has specific symptoms. ...Read more