Low Wbc Count

White blood cells fight against infections affecting the body and strengthen immunity. Leukopenia is a condition where there is a decreased number of white blood cells in the blood. The common signs observed are high fever, sweating, and chills. Leukopenia occurs due to bone marrow problems due to cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy due to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, autoimmune disorders, malnutrition, and viral infections. It is treated by taking medications against infections causing leukopenia, and growth factors are given to induce the body to produce enough white blood cells.

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I have a low white blood cell and vitamin D count in spite of taking supplements. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old female, my white blood cell count is 3.7 and the range in my laboratory work is 3.9 to 11.4, with no symptoms and no health problems. My vitamin D is also on the lower side, and I am taking supplements for it. I was wondering if I should retest. Why my white blood cel...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query I understand your concern. Your total WBC count is slightly low. Sometimes mild inflammation can lead to temporary bone marrow suppression. I suggest you repeat your CBC (complete blood count) with a peripheral smear examination report afte...  Read Full »

My WBC count is low and I have no other symptoms other than fatigue. Should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CBC done six months ago. My WBC count was 3.5, which my doctor did not seem concerned about. Should I be worried about that low WBC count? I have no symptoms other than fatigue. If I had leukemia, would I have worse symptoms by now? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your query. You should not worry about your total WBC count. It is slightly low. If you had leukemia then your presentation can be more severe. Moreover in leukemia, the total WBC count is usually very much elevated that is aro...  Read Full »

I am worried about the blood test report of my son. Please guide us.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the treatment given to my son for viral fever. He is 8 years 3 months old. When we observed my son's fever, I gave him one teaspoon of P250 for three days. On the fourth day, I visited hospital due to continuous fever. As the blood report confirmed it as viral fever, he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Rekapalli

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your child's history as you have provided and also saw the blood test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).According to the details provided, your child's illness fits into a viral illness spectrum. I believe you are concerned about fallin...  Read Full »

My recent blood reports show a WBC count of 4.4 cells per microliter, ESR of less than 2 mm/h, and normal RBC and platelet count. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my recent blood test results. WBC count is 4.4 cells per microliter. Neutrophils - 2.0 cells per microliter (45%). Lymphocytes - 1.8 cells per microliter (42%). Monocytes - 0.4 cells per microliter (9%). Eosinophils - 0.2 cells per microliter (4%). Basophil - 0 cells...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Following is my opinion regarding your asked questions. The attached report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows mild lymphocytosis means lymphocyte count elevation. You need not worry abou...  Read Full »

My WBC counts are falling down. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my low and falling WBC count recently. I do not have any chronic diseases. My doctor says, it is vitamin B12 deficiency and the doctor has prescribed Vitamin B12 to take 1000 mg per day. My mother had MDS, diagnosed two years back and expired from it. My WBC counts r...  Read Full »

Dr. Elina Angelova Beleva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your worries. First, it is of utmost importance to have a glass slide reviewed by a hematologist to check for the morphologic abnormalities, that is the dysplastic features of the cells. Not only it depends on the count, but also on the appearance of th...  Read Full »

My absolute neutrophil count and WBC count decreased within 15 days. What does that indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about low absolute neutrophils and WBC. I have had two blood tests. The first was six months ago, which showed my absolute neutrophil level was 2.10 per microliter of blood and dropped to 1.70 per microliter of blood after 15 days when I checked the blood for the seco...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your absolute neutrophil count does not seem to be decreased much. Usually, it can be considered low if AEC (absolute eosinophil count) is below 1.5 per microliter of blood. Your total count is low as per your history. Sometimes the infection can lead to low WBC (w...  Read Full »

I have low neutrophils and white blood cell count. What should I do to ensure that it is not blood cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have low neutrophils and a low white blood cell count (WBC count score of 3.4). However, everything else in my CBC is usually normal; what should I do to ensure that it is not cancer or anything serious?Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, I read your query and understand your concern. Your CBC (complete blood count) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows a minimally low WBC (white blood cell) count and neutrophil count. As the WBC count is low, that is why neutrophils also otherwise, a percentage...  Read Full »

Hemoglobin, RBC, and WBC are going down rapidly. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband's hemoglobin is 3.7 g/dL, but the hemoglobin level was 5 g/dL when we checked it two days back. His RBC and WBC are also going down. What can be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband's hemoglobin and WBC count are going down very fast, it is not normal. For such low hemoglobin levels, blood transfusion is needed immediately. A peripheral smear examination should be done, to look for schistocytes like fragmented RBC and normoblast count...  Read Full »

Should I do a bone marrow aspiration to find out why my WBC count is low?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40-year-old female with no symptoms, and in good physical condition. I typically have a blood test every year. I discovered that I had mild leucopenia at 3900/mm since the start of the year, but recently, my blood test has come back at 3600/mm. My differential counts are within the n...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com, You are having Sjogren's syndrome as per mentioned history. Your leukocyte count is mildly low, which might be due to Sjogren's syndrome. Your peripheral smear examination report is normal and hemoglobin level and platelet count are also within limit. So accor...  Read Full »

Is bone marrow transplantation the right choice of treatment for anemia and leukopenia?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle’s child has some blood-related problems as his hemoglobin is only 5 points. He was admitted to the hospital and did his bone marrow biopsy. The report is not good. His RBC has severe anemia microcytic type, and WBC has leucopenia, and platelets have thrombocytopenia. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have provided. I could only find one report of peripheral blood smear. Based on the history provided and CBC (complete blood count), there is a possibility of Aplastic anemia. The trea...  Read Full »

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