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What are the symptoms of low blood count?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Low blood counts

Low red cells causes anemia.
The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the patient susceptible to fever and a variety of infections. Low platelets make one likely to have bruising, bleeding, or petechiae (small purple freckles on the skin).

In brief: Low blood counts

Low red cells causes anemia.
The symptoms of anemia can be fatigue, dizziness, pallor, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Low white cells make the patient susceptible to fever and a variety of infections. Low platelets make one likely to have bruising, bleeding, or petechiae (small purple freckles on the skin).
Dr. Kelty Baker
Dr. Kelty Baker
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Each blood cell type

Is designed for a specific function.
Deficiency in that cell type will cause impairment in that function. Rbc deficiency (aka anemia) reduces o2 carrying capacity, neutrophil deficiency raises risk for bacterial and fungal infections, b-cell def reduces antibody production, t-cell def raises risk for most things because they have a master regulator role in the immune system. Plt def = bleeding.

In brief: Each blood cell type

Is designed for a specific function.
Deficiency in that cell type will cause impairment in that function. Rbc deficiency (aka anemia) reduces o2 carrying capacity, neutrophil deficiency raises risk for bacterial and fungal infections, b-cell def reduces antibody production, t-cell def raises risk for most things because they have a master regulator role in the immune system. Plt def = bleeding.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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