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Baby having diarrhoea. Having low blood count. Eats well. Chances of having leukemia?

My pediatrician told me to put my daughter on a vitamin after doing the finger poke test at her office. She is 15 months old. She has had diarrhea for about four days before we went (not full blown diarrhea the entire time, just different consistency) could having diarrhea have caused her to have a low count. Her count was 8 and some change. My concern is all of the potential causes you read about, the scariest being leukemia just want to make sure this is a fairly common thing. My daughter eats well, we have fruit for lunch everyday, and except for on pizza nights we have meat and veggies, and she is my best eater
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Don't be panic as there is no reason to think for leukemia in your child.
I think the low count corresponds to low hemoglobin and your doctor have started some supplementation like iron and vitamins.
Don't worry and discuss with your concerns with your Pediatrician, so that she will undestand your worries and reassure you regarding the causes for low count.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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