... I have chronic Leukopenia (very low WBC) it's hangs around 1.5 or so but it has been this way for 7yrs now. I see a blood specialist every 6 months to make sure it doesn't continue to go lower. Sometimes it is normal for that person, as long as you are healthy it won't pose a problem. It's when you are constantly having infections, colds etc that it can reap havoc on you!... (9 replies)
... I hope everything went well! Were you given any kind of sedation? I have mine coming up next month (for chronic leukopenia) on the 15th and I'll be getting Versed.
Hope you have a happy holidays! (2 replies)
... Ive had a chronic tooth abecss for 3 months could that do it,couldnt get it pulled steroids.. ... (3 replies)
... another indicator of pernicious anemia. I was sent to an oncologist and that will freak ya out to but after 10yrs they just assume it is part of my PA and I'm a chronic Leukopenia patient. Amazingly I seldom get the flu or a cold but I do run chronic sinus infections, probably related to the low immune system efficiency. ... (8 replies)
... Sometimes the laboratory makes a typographical error. Sometimes, the white cell count is low because of a vitamin deficiency. If the count is very low the doctor could be suspicious of HIV. At any rate, with your son being 20 years of age, your son will have to give the doctor written permission to speak with you about this. If your son is not appearing sick, the doctor may... (8 replies)
... I have leukopenia, a chronic low WBC. Mine runs at the highest 3.2. This has been going on for the last 3yrs. ... (8 replies)
... To answer your questions:
Leukopenia means low white blood cell count
Thrombocytopenia means low platelet count (that's the medical term)
...and you also have anemia as you mentioned.
Anemia - technically means low red blood cell count, but it's used for many connotations in medicine, and it matters what TYPE of anemia you have.
These three types of cells are produced... (4 replies)
... a measure of the immune systems work to fight infection. If you have a cold it is normal for the white blood cells to go up a little. If you have been fighting a chronic infection for a long while, the numbers may be down because they are regrouping so to speak. ... (2 replies)
... I have Leukopenia(chronic low white cell count)yes it can make you more susceptable to colds, infections etc. There could be any number of reasons for the decline of wbc and it is hard to find. I've had it for over 20yrs and one of the reasons for me is pernicious anemia (B12 malabsorption condition)has that been checked on you? There are other factors to but that I don't know. (2 replies)
... I have leukopenia (chronic low white blood cells)it ranges in the area of 2,000. It could be nothing but also what it does present to you is that you are more are risk for viruses etc. Just means your immune system is lagging behind (for lack of better words) (1 replies)