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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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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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Is it possible to have anemia if you have low white blood cells?

Is it possible to have anemia if you have low white blood cells?

Yes: The red blood cells, white, and platelets can be suppressed as a group, or any combination--due to a combination of causes. If concerned, should ask your dr. The test showing low WBC should also report rbc and platelets. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have low white blood cell count?

Could you tell me what happens when you have low white blood cell count?

Has Causes: Low white cell count can be due to 1` viral infections 2 congenital disiseases characterized by low wbcs 3cancer or conditions that damage bone marrow 4autoimmune diseases that destroy bone marrow cells or wbcs 5overwhelming infections that use wbsc faster than can be replaced 6aplastic anemia 7hiv/aids 8chemotherapy and radiation 9certain med10 leukemia 10myeloplastic syndrome 11vitamin dficienci. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause you to have low white blood cells and be underweight?

Failure to thrive: At first glance i would say this indicates some type of malnutrition either due to some type of dietary deficiency or failure of the gut to absorb what you are eating. This needs careful attention by your primary doctor because there are so many more reasons for these 2 things to coexist and need to be investigated thoroughly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anemia if you have a low white blood cells?

Is it possible to have anemia if you have a low white blood cells?

Yes: There are many conditions that result in both low white blood cells (WBC) and anemia (low red blood cells (rbc)). One of the most common is infection. Certain viruses can suppress the body's ability to make both rbc and wbc. These numbers go back to normal after virus cleared from body. Other more serious causes include diseases involving the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?

Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?

Effects bone marrow: Accutane has a long list of side effects, some potentially serious, involving many organ systems, which is why close monitoring by qualified physicians is mandatory for its use. Listed side effects are all within the spectrum of these adverse reactions, due to suppression of bone marrow. The good news is that most of these changes are temporary and return to normal after drug discontinuation. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat poison ivy though I have low white blood cells?

What can I do to treat poison ivy though I have low white blood cells?

Poison ivy: Is a contact dermatitis, so it has to run its course. Severe cases can be helped by steroids. Your low wbcs should not slow the healing much. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more