Pancytopenia is a condition when there are too low red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. When an individual has pancytopenia, there can be chances for three different blood diseases such as anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. When pancytopenia is mild, it does not cause any symptoms, but when it is severe, it can cause symptoms like pale skin, shortness of breath, dizziness, and easy bruising.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have abdominal pain, fullness, nausea, weight loss, leg edema. I would like a second opinion and another interpretation of my scans, please. In February, I started having bad abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting, anemia, and weight loss for a few weeks. Then I felt a little better ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you very much for providing detailed history and uploading all the blood tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Blood tests give us many clues. You definitely have less red blood cells than expected but also you have low white blood cell count. ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My father had 3.5 mg/dL of hemoglobin and platelets was 50 103/µL. The doctor then transfused two units of blood. After one and a half months, I checked the hemoglobin and still it was 3.5 mg/dL and platelets was 36 103/µL. My father has no sugar problem but has issues with BP. He i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have mentioned, your father has pancytopenia which is the failure of the bone marrow to produce new blood cells. There are many reasons for that including vitamin B12 deficiency, leukemia, bone marrow, fibrosis, enlarged spleen, adverse effect of a medi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My friend's boy has a very high fever and is being admitted to a children's hospital. Bone marrow aspiration is sent for examination due to diluted bone marrow. What may be the possible cause? Is it advisable to test for dengue? Clinical features and hematological findings are as follows.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query, and here is my advice. The child is having pancytopenia presentation means WBC 9white blood cells), platelet, and hemoglobin are all low. So it is less likely to be from dengue. A bone marrow examination study is essential in such a case t... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting bruises, hives, and angioedema. My blood test report says: 1) WBC 3.6 (low). 2) RBC 3.64 (low). 3) Hemoglobin 10.4 (low). 4) Hematocrit 32.6 (low). 5) Mean cell Hgb concentration 31.9 (low). 6) Platelet count 143 (low). 7) Mean platelet volume 9.0 (low). 8) Neutrophil 1.51 (l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been suffering from easy bruising, hives and angioedema. According to your investigation report, your total RBC (red blood cells), WBC (white blood cells), platelet count as well as hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean cell Hgb (hemoglobin) concentration, mean platelet... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I have some red and purple dots on my stomach and hand. I have been sick for a long time and I lost my weight. My immune system is really bad. I had my blood test done and the result shows that the white blood cells are low at 3.9 and the red blood cells are 3.7. Also, my absolute monocyte... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Looking at the various counts, WBC (white blood cells) count is just around normal. While the RBC - red blood cells seems to be affected and based on the symptoms, it appears platelets could be affected. As the platelet c... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is 58 years old. He had a stroke a year back and has been diagnosed with non-critical CAD. Within a period of two months, his WBC count has reduced from a range of 7.5 to 2.8. But, there is no sign of infection. The overall count of ANC is more than 1000 and platelets are... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my findings are as follows. Your dad is suffering from macrocytic anemia along with leukopenia (low-level WBC) and pancytopenia (deficiency of RBC, WBC, and platelet). There is only a slight decrease in the number of platelets, so you need not ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female aged 44 years and height 5'4", weight 100 kg. Current medications Potassium Chloride four times a day, red blood count of 2.2, a white blood count of 3.5, and an HB of 10.2. Is there something to be concerned about? My doctors are not concerned but it seems a little low ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should be concerned about it. It is showing a decrease in all the three cell lines so it is moving towards pancytopenia. I guess there is no history of such problems in the family. There are multiple causes for this, and common is vitamin B12 deficiency an... Read Full »