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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

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Would a continuos low white blood count cause fatigue?

Would a continuos low white blood count cause fatigue?

Low WBC count: It depends on how low the count is. The usual lower limit of normal for most labs is around 3, 500 wbc/mm3. If you are in the 1500-3499 range, this is probably not causing the fatigue. If it goes down lower, it may make you more susceptible to certain infections, which could cause fatigue. It if is very low, you need to look for a specific cause, and many of these might cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, weight loss, low white blood count, and infections. What could be causing this?

Swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, weight loss, low white blood count, and infections. What could be causing this?

Concerning...: Infections themselves could be causing the symptoms you describe. If these symptoms have been long standing and you have an enlarged, nontender, lymph node(s) in addition, something like a lymphoma would be moving up on my list. Given that you are getting a cbc, you probably are seeing a doctor. What does he/she think? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

What do you suggest if I have been feeling extremely fatigue. What do you suggest if I have hypothyroidism and a low white blood count and low platelets?

Low wbc.: Hypothyroidism does not lower your white blood cell count, but does cause fatigue. A low white blood cell count may represent infection, allergy, or bone marrow suppression, and low platelets can also be a result of an infection, or a problems with your liver and kidneys. You should be taking thyroid replacement and see a physician immediately about the low white blood count and platelets. ...Read more

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Been struggling w fatigue/body pain for 2 years. Recently learned my white blood count is 3.5 and platelets are also low. Is this a concern? Related?

Been struggling w fatigue/body pain for 2 years. Recently learned my white blood count is 3.5 and platelets are also low. Is this a concern? Related?

Fatigue, low counts: Hi Barbara. Your symptoms and blood work could be related. You need to see a physician to look for the causes of your symptoms and for your abnormal blood work to help you find a cause. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue and high white blood count 16 , osteoprosis and bone necrosis ?

Ask questions: Adrenal fatigue is overdiagnosed. You may get fatigued, but your adrenals seldom do. If you have adrenal failure (addison's) you need to see an endocrinologist. A steroid shot will cause temporary elevated wbc. Why would a 33 yo woman have osteoporosis and bone necrosis? Did you have premature menopause? I suggest you see an internal medicine md or endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your spleen is slightly enlarged and your white blood count is elevated with itching flu like symptoms fatigue night sweats

What does it mean when your spleen is slightly enlarged and your white blood count is elevated with itching flu like symptoms fatigue night sweats

Need for evaluation: The constellation of findings and other infections listed in your profile warrants a thorough investigation. It appears that you are under the care of a physician and it would be prudent to discuss the matter with her/him at your earliest. ...Read more

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Abnormal bruises, pain in legs, night sweats, extreme kidney pain. White blood count 4.2, neutrophils 1.2. Lack of appetite and fatigue for 11 year old?

Abnormal bruises, pain in legs, night sweats, extreme kidney pain. White blood count 4.2, neutrophils 1.2. Lack of appetite and fatigue for 11 year old?

Obviously quite: A few findings to sort through, but lymphoma could be a potentially unifying diagnosis - night sweats, lowish blood counts, fatigue, low appetite from an enlarged spleen and back pain from enlarged lymph nodes. Next step may be more blood tests and a ct scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause you to have a low white blood count?

Can biotin cause you to have a low white blood count?

No: If either the absolute lymphocyte count or the absolute neutrophil count are way below reference range, it's worth following. You know that these ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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