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Dr. David Brouwer answered:

What could be causing high platelet count of 900, anaemia after iron infusion 4 weeks ago and two blood transfusions two weeks ago. ?

Thrombocytosis

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Thrombocytosis, elevated platelet count, could be caused by overproduction of platelet precursors in the bone marrow. But in your situation the iron deficiency is likely the cause because elevated platelet counts are often seen until the iron normalizes. It is concerning that you require iron infusion and blood transfusions, so you need to determine why you are so anemic.
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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Anemia

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anemia causes decrease delivery of oxygen to all the tissues of the body. it is important to find the cause of the anemia so we can correct it. For example is is due to : iron deficiency, colon cancer, any cancer, anorexia, leukemia, lymphoma, low thyroid, sickle cell anemia, etc ...Anemia may cause heart attack, stroke as well
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Dr. James B. Ball answered:

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

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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.
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What is the definition or description of: Low blood count (anemia)?

Lack of red cells.

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Anemia is a lower than normal concentration of hemoglobin in blood. Hemoglobin is carried by red blood cells, and our test measures the total amount of hgb carried by all red cells in a volulme of blood. A low white blood cell count is leukopenia, and a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia.
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Dr. Michael Engel answered:

Is 5.0 a low blood count?

It's on the low side

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but falls within the normative range for an adult. Total WBC count is not necessarily the most important or informative parameter to focus on. There are several different types of white blood cell, each with unique functionality, that in combination comprise the totality of our cellular immune response. Each cell type has a normal range. More important is the infection history of the patient.
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What causes low blood count?

Anemia

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Is another term for low blood counts. There are multiple causes including but not at all limited to blood loss (menstrual periods, bleeding from the GI tract), nutritional deficiencies (iron, folate, B 12), chronic illnesses, medications, and bone marrow problems. Your Dr. should be able to help you figure out what is causing your low blood counts and if it's serious or not.
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What does low blood count mean?

Low cells

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What does low blood count mean to you?

Anemia and more

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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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

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What cell count is low. Low red blood cell count may cause weakness, pallor, shortness of breath and in severe cases heart failure. Low white cell count may make the person prone to infections. Low platelet count causes bleeding in skin and mucus membranes.
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Dr. Guy VanDell answered:

What would a low blood count indicate?

Anemia

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anemia can cause fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, and if severe enough organ damage.
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