Complete Blood Count

Complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that gives information about the number of different types of cells present in the blood and the hemoglobin concentration. It measures components in the blood like red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. It is used to diagnose conditions like anemia, infections, and blood cancer.

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What is the reason for my decreasing hemoglobin levels?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old female. My hemoglobin is going down after bone marrow aspiration and biopsy or due to the medicines I am taking. I am taking Wysolone 25 mg daily and Danazol 200 mg twice a day since 12 days.  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), only the serum ferritin levels are quite elevated along with reduced RBC (red blood cells) count and hemoglobin levels. This picture is indicative of ineffective erythropoiesis which can be either ...  Read Full »

My husband's blood counts got reduced over time after COVID infection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly find the attached reports of my husband. He just got a routine test and has no complaints at all except that he is hypertensive and is on Telma-AM in the morning. He got COVID-19 earlier this year. During COVID-19, his blood count got reduced and further decreased over time. Sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), hemoglobin, MCV and RBC values are low. So it is suggestive of iron deficiency anemia. So iron tablets in the form of ferrous ascorbate can be prescribed. On...  Read Full »

My complete blood count report shows high WBC levels. Do I have cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I received my complete blood count, and two of them are high. I am taking tablets for blood pressure. White blood cells 12.16 billion cells/L. Lymphocytes abs 4.09, and platelets are normal but at 310 billion/L. Should I be worried? Is it cancer? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Nothing to be worried about. Make sure BP (blood pressure) is under control.Maintain an active lifestyle.Kind regards.  Read Full »

My daughter was diagnosed with ITP earlier, and her complete blood count is normal, except for the platelets. Does she need a platelet transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had a complete blood count, which was normal except for platelet. She is asthmatic and has got a chest infection now, and she is receiving antibiotics. She has her period now. Two days ago, the platelet was 14. When she was a child, the case was confirmed as ITP, but she wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Rule out other causes of thrombocytopenia, like uremia, malaria, and dengue. I suggest you take a peripheral smear examination report and Ig M dengue testing. If no specific cause is found, ITP (idiopathic thrombocytop...  Read Full »

What is the reason for fever during the recovery phase of dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5 year old son, who is 16.5 kg. He is suffering from dengue since one week, and his platelets count dropped to 62,000. The platelet count increased to 83,000, but the next day, he got a fever of 99.9 F. Why is he getting fever during the recovery phase of dengue? Please advice...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of fever could be low-grade SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) in the recovery phase of dengue. Usually, fever lasts for 7 to 8 days, and the platelet starts to rise after day five. There are other causes as well, for example, co-infection ...  Read Full »

Do PKD patients have an urge to urinate always?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old. I was born with polycystic kidney disease. When I was 14, I was diagnosed as I was having severe chest pain and dizzy spells. I am currently four months postpartum. Since my son was born I have not been able to use the bathroom as frequently as most. It never caused me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are a patient of polycystic kidney disease, you will be more prone for urinary tract infections, urinary stones or cysts, which could burst and form clots, which can result in obstruction. One cannot be sure unless you get a sonography done. Since you say...  Read Full »

My daughter shows jerking movement, stiffening of body and teeth grinding during sleep. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to have a second opening regarding my daughter's case. She is just 2 years old and she was having some seizures at night while asleep. For 10-15 days, we started to observe that she is having jerking movements, stiffening of the body, and sometimes teeth grinding for about 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your two years baby has been suffering from seizure which lasts for 15-30 seconds. Anything that interrupts the normal connection between nerve cells in the brain can cause a seizure. This includes high feve...  Read Full »

I have hot flushes and anxiety at 4 pm every day. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently was referred to a renal specialist for low sodium levels by my primary care physician. After a complete kidney workup, he said that they were functioning well. But, he changed my hypertension medicine from Lisinopril to Losartan and discontinued my diuretics. As a result, my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am not sure why he was reluctant to put you back on Lisinopril when you had no real issues with it in the first place. Both Lisinopril and Losartan are sister medications but from two different groups that works pretty much in the same way. If your kidneys are tol...  Read Full »

Do my blood test results indicate that I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Blood tests show high leukocytes of 12000 per mL with lymphocytosis and an elevated alkaline phosphatase at 162 u/L. Kindly suggest further tests to rule out cancers and lymphoma.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to repeat your CBC (complete blood count) after three to five days. If lymphocytes count is normal then the chances of cancer are very less. If lymphocytes count remains persistently high then further workup as follow. Peripheral smear examination report...  Read Full »

Why do I have trouble in getting an orgasm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been unable to achieve an orgasm lately. It started disappearing midway during sex with my husband. Now I just cannot get one at all. I have not been able to self-pleasure in years, and I have never been able to get an orgasm via oral sex. I have always had great sex with my hus...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably suffering from female orgasmic disorder (FOD). Substance use can cause FOD. Certain medical conditions can also result in female sexual dysfunctions. Kindly get a blood panel done to rule out an organic cause. I suggest: Follicl...  Read Full »

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