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Low white blood count and dizziness, which auto immune disease would it be?

Low white blood count and dizziness, which auto immune disease would it be?

May be none: There is insufficient information to invoke auto-immune disease. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...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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Can a low blood count mean ovarian cancer?

Can a low blood count mean ovarian cancer?

Wasn't sure what you: Meant by low counts, but i would not leap from low blood count to ovarian ca. Ovarian ca does not tend to metastasize to bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Contralateral ovary, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, liver, lungs, bone and brain are the most common sites. I think the more intriguing question is why you are making the connection? Is there a family history that concerns you? ...Read more

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What does low blood count mean?

What does low blood count mean?

Low cells: A "low blood count" usually means a low value or # of cells in the CBC (complete blood count). There are many numbers in a cbc, but the main ones are HGB (measure of red blood cells = rbc), WBC (=white bc), and platelets. The other numbers and "differential" help further clarify the cyto(=cell)penia(=low). Additional labs or a bone marrow biopsy may be necessary to evaluate. ...Read more

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What does low blood count mean to you?

Anemia and more: Low red cell count means anemia and it can be due to many reasons. Low white blood cell counts have a broader spectrum and each type of white cell count has different meaning. See this site for more info on low white cell counts. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. ...Read more

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What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal ?

What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal ?

Fatigue plus: Severe anemia(low blood count) can cause excessive fatigue. Your friend should see a MD to better determine the "normalcy" of her periods by history and physical exam as that is usually the main source of anemia in menstruating women. If the GYN MD determines that the periods are indeed "normal" then alternative bleeding and nutritiional sources need to be identified. ...Read more

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Blood in urine negativ; trace. low blood count in bloodwork. what does it mean.

Blood in urine negativ; trace. low blood count in bloodwork. what does it mean.

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, from what you described, you are anemic. The commonest cause of anemia in women is menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron supplements while to seek an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat if you have a low blood count?

What are the best foods to eat if you have a low blood count?

IF BY LOW MEAN ANEMI: Wuthout knowing the cause of low hemoglobin, you should consume foods rich in iron and vit b12, following foods organ meats likeliver&kidney chicken, turkey&lean beef source of iron oysrer, clams, tuna, halibut&crab meat beans likekidney, soy, garbanzo&lima beans pumokin&sesame seeds dark green leafy vegetables, raisins, watermelons, seaweed these foods will suplement iron&b12. You need to find cause&treat. ...Read more

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I have a low blood count of 10.1 how serious is it ?

I have  a  low  blood  count  of  10.1  how  serious  is  it  ?

Test results: You probably mean the hemoglobin level though you do not explicitly say so. You are an adult woman and bleed every month. The most likely cause of low hemoglobin levels is low iron intake. There are many other reasons but cannot discuss them in 400 spaces. Can make a virtual consult. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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