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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