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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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What are reasons why my white blood cells are low?

What are reasons why my white blood cells are low?

Hard to say!: Is this a new problem? Are you sick? On any new meds or supplements? Lots of things can cause a low white blood cell count. Any test, whether normal or not, has to be interpreted in light of the symptoms you are having. If this was found on a routine blood test and you feel fine, it may be nothing, and should be repeated later to see if it is still low. Talk to your doc on what followup to do ...Read more

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My white blood cells are low, but i never get sick. Is this normal?

My white blood cells are low, but i never get sick. Is this normal?

It depends: We need the complete blood profile with total white blood count, and differentials, like nutrophils, lymphocyte and others. Low white count can be due to recent viral illness, other causes are certain meds few other conditions but to answer your question, we need more information you should check with your doctor or a hematologist as you may need further testing if the doctors if it is significant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say that the urine has a lot of blood and white blood cells, but low for nitrates?

What does it mean when they say that the urine has a lot of blood and white blood cells, but low for nitrates?

UTI : White blood cells in urine suggest possible urinary tract infection. Red blood cells could be due to kidney stone, cancer, damage from infection, or even contamination from menstrual flow (in women). Leukocyte esterase and nitrites support diagnosis of uti, whether simple bladder infection (cystitis) or complicated kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Definitive answer is culture & sensitivity. ...Read more

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What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

Leukemia: Bone marrow malignancies involving the myeloid cells will cause abnormal growth of a certain clone of white cells and inhibit the proliferation of normal cell populations such as platelet precursors and red cell precursors so anemia would be expected also. Severe infection with septicemia could lead to the same problem via destruction of platelets in small blood vessels. Two very different cases! ...Read more

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White blood cells and low pH in my urine sample after being diagnosised with an UTI an finished Taking ciprofloxacin for a week. What could I have?

White blood cells and low pH in my urine sample after being diagnosised with an UTI an finished Taking ciprofloxacin for a week. What could I have?

Urine infection: Bladder infections in some women can be very stubbord especially if you have "interstitial" infection . See a urologist with special expertise in GYN/UROLOGY Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if low?

What does white blood cells mean if low?

Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more