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What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

What sort of problem is having low blood count (anemia)?

Anemia: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

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What should I eat for low red blood count anemia?

What should I eat for low red blood count anemia?

Diet is not key: Despite all the huckstering, food choices are important in only a few relatively uncommon illnesses. You've got rheumatoid arthritis and are being treated with a powerful medication. RA itself is prone to cause a moderate anemia that will be better if your illness improves but that you can't otherwise manage. If you're anemic from some other cause, it needs to be worked up. Best wishes. ...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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What is the definition or description of: low blood count (anemia)?

Lack of red cells.: 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. ...Read more

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What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

What anemia would cause low blood count, feeling cold and tired, and appearing pale?

Anemia: There are many causes of anemia, but your symptoms don't give a clue as to the cause in you case. These are symptoms of all anemia, regardless of the cause. Work with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would a low blood count indicate?

What would a low blood count indicate?

Anemia: Anemia can cause fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, and if severe enough organ damage. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a low blood count?

What is the cause of a low blood count?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...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

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How much alcohol can cause a low blood count?

How much alcohol can cause a low blood count?

Unclear question: Chronic use of alcohol can decrease blood count. Different people respond differently. If your blood count is low due to drinking, you are drinking way too much! ...Read more

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Why see a hemotologist for a low blood count in men?

Why see a hemotologist for a low blood count in men?

Answer differs,: Depending on which count you are talking about, but the common feature in all cases is that the count should not be outside a normal range. There is not adequate space here to discuss all the possibilities. If you can be more specific about the abnormality we can be more helpful with our responses. You should seek an explanation for your count abnormalities with your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has a low blood count and i was told she could not gain 1 pound but she is so little now will it hurt for her to eat due to the low blood?

My daughter has a low blood count and i was told she could not gain 1 pound but she is so little now will it hurt for her to eat due to the low blood?

I don't understand: I don't understand your question. If she has a low red blood count (anemia) , she needs to eat healthy foods which contain iron- meats and green leafy vegetable mainly. It doesn't make sense that she would be told not to eat. Please check with your child's doctor to find out what is recommended. ...Read more

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Is 5.0 a low blood count?

Is 5.0 a low blood count?

It's on the low side: 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. ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Tell me symptoms of a low blood count?

Depends on: 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. ...Read more

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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 pain in my left lower adobom for two weeks and have a low blood count what could this be? I am a 55 year old male with treated high blood presher

I have pain in my left lower adobom for two weeks and have a low blood count what could this be? I am a 55 year old male with treated high blood presher

I : I do not know the cause of your left, lower abdominal pain. I do recommend this be evaluated. Have you had problems with loose bowel movements? Any black, sticky, malodorous bowel movements? Any fevers? If you have the later two issues with this left sided abdominal pain, would get seen right away to ensure that you don't have an infection in your large intestine or that you don't have gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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My niece has just had to have bloods taken again throu a low blood count she is five months pregnant can anyone help thanks?

My niece has just had to have bloods taken again throu a low blood count she is five months pregnant can anyone help thanks?

Anemia common : Pregnancy associated anemia is quite common. Her doctor will help her determine the cause, which is most likely dilutional/iron deficiency. She may just need to go on a daily iron supplement. ...Read more

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I am a vet (nam) so i go to va, it started with a low blood count, and they wanted to find out where it was coming from so they an upper g.I., every since all of a sudden my food tube doesn;t close, i'm in pain like you would not believe, they put me on m

I : I am so sorry that you are going through all of this. Please let the va know that your medications are not arriving on time, if they are late it as you know you will go through narcotic withdrawal symptoms. Due to your pain and stomach problems you need to see your doctor and let them know your concerns. There are treatments that can help you, you just need to see the right people. There are people who care about you and want you to feel better, please don't give up. Please call the va right away and let them know your concerns. ...Read more

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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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Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?

Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea.. Is that a low blood count?

This is a low Hgb...: Normal hemoglobins are in the range of 13-16 g/dl, and are generally higher in men than women. From your brief history, there are many potential factors that could be contributing to anemia, including ( but not limited to) crohns dz, anemia of chronic disease, malabsorptions, blood loss, nutritional issues, etc. If you're a woman, menses contributes as well. You'd be wise to address with your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more