What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

When both RBC and. Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion.

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I am a 26yr. Old female and recently I was told both my red and white blood cell counts were high what would be common causes?

Need more info. How high are the counts? Do you have any symptoms? Depending on the levels these may be within normal limits. It would be useful to discuss the results with your doctor. Read more...
Polycythemia. Too many red blood cells is called polycythemia. It can be primary (a blood disorder) or secondary (a problem with oxygen delivery, such as lung disease, congenital heart or hemoglobin issues, smoking, etc.). The blood disorder polycythemia vera also includes high white counts, as do some secondary causes. See a hematologist. Read more...