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Could you tell me what are some leads to of low white blood count other than leukemia?

Could you tell me what are some leads to of low white blood count other than leukemia?

Multiple: If you mean other causes of low WBC besides leukemia, multiple clinical situations can be associated with leukopenia (low wbc): infections (especially in children and the elderly), congenital neutropenia (for example kostmann syndrome), aplastic processes (bone marrow failure), peripheral destruction (antineutrophil antibodies) or sequestration (hypersplenism), chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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How can I decrease my husband's high white blood count? He has chronic leukemia & his white count is getting higher. Is there anything we can do ?

How  can I decrease my husband's high white blood count?  He has chronic leukemia & his white count is getting higher.  Is there anything we can do ?

Chronic Leukemia: As long as your husband is taking the oral medication to keep his leukemia from a flare up this is the best he can do. Elevated white blood cells are common and there is usually not too many complications. Follow his doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Can you have leukemia with a normal white blood count?

Can you have leukemia with a normal white blood count?

Yes: It's fairly uncommon, more something you'll see in kids' leukemias. The cells are in the bone marrow but choose not to circulate. The key to leukemias is more about abnormal cells crowding out good ones. ...Read more

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What could cause my sons white blood count to go to 65, 000? When my son was 7 years old, his white blood count was 65, 000. I heard normal was between 4, 800 and 10, 500. He was checked for leukemia and they said it did not look like it was leukemia.

What could cause my sons white blood count to go to 65, 000? When my son was 7 years old, his white blood count was 65, 000.  I heard normal was between 4, 800 and 10, 500.  He was checked for leukemia and they said it did not look like it was leukemia.

A : A white blood cell count can be elevated in infection, dehydration, trauma and in neoplastic processes. Several tests to evaluate the blood, look at the cells and the antigens on the cells all help in the evaluation. The highest cell counts are often in the setting of neoplasia. ...Read more

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Can you suggest anything that would help boost the white blood count in a patient that has leukemia?

Can you suggest anything that would help boost the white blood count in a patient that has leukemia?

Leukemia & Low WBC: Low white blood cell count (WBC) in leukemia can be due to: chemotherapy side effect or leukemia cell crowding the bone marrow. If the low WBC is due to chemotherapy, then the WBC should increase over time. If patients develop fever while WBC is low (aka neutropenic fever) then WBC booster shots can be given: G-CSF or GM-CSF. If leukemia is the cause of low WBC, then more chemotherapy is needed. ...Read more

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Hi my white blood count is 13, 000 and my absolute neutrophils are high. Also have high MCV and mchc. Family history of leukemia.?

Hi my white blood count is 13, 000 and my absolute neutrophils are high. Also have high MCV and mchc. Family history of leukemia.?

Not particularly con: These are nonspecific findings and may just be normal variation or a response to a stressor whether recognized or not. Completely depends upon the clinical context in which they were drawn. There were apparently no concerning abnormal cells and you did not mention any anemia or low platelet counts. Best test would be to re measure and discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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My white blood count is 14, 000 my neutrophils are 9, 700 , could it be leukemia? My mom died of leukemia at age 33. I have been seeing a dr for a year.

My white blood count is 14, 000 my neutrophils are 9, 700 , could it be leukemia? My mom died of leukemia at age 33. I have been seeing a dr for a year.

White cells: While anything is possible, however, from your limited info provided here, I do not see any evidence of leukemia here. There are many different conditions that may increase white blood cells- most common things include infection, inflammation, trauma/irritation, medication etc- not just cancer. Your neutrophils counts are in normal range. Stop smoking& alcohol if you do. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to explain to a patient with leukemia with high white blood count how important it is to avoid bacterial infections?

How to explain to a patient with leukemia with high white blood count how important it is to avoid bacterial infections?

See below...: Leukemia affects the immune system, therefore leukemic patients are more susceptible to infections than normal people. Additionally, the chemotherapy that is used to treat leukemia also decreases the patient's immunity. In conclusion, patients with leukemia should avoid all possible sources of infection including sick people, crowded places, raw foods, etc. ...Read more

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I have had blood tests and came back with 13000 white blood count. Then lowered i have bruises on my legs all the time all over leukemia scares me :(?

I have had blood tests and came back with 13000 white blood count. Then lowered i have bruises on my legs all the time all over leukemia  scares me :(?

Leukemia unlikely: It is unlikely that you have leukemia. What was the count on repeat testing? Bruises on the legs can be from many different reasons and you would need to see a doctor for evaluation. However, if you are overweight, it would help to lose weight (easier said than done). For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...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