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Endometriosis, weight loss, depression. Blood test shows low WBC, platelet count. Treatment?

I have low platelet , high MCH and low absolute monocytes for my blood test, what does this mean? I also noticed my white blood cell number and platelet number have been dropping continuously during past 2 years, and also slightly dropping for red blood cells. I have endometriosis and potentially celiac , IBD symtoms, weight loss, fatigue, depression
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
celiac disease causes malabsorption of various nutrients and thus causes deficiencies.
Anemia is common in celiac disease.
The symptoms that you have mentioned - fatigue, depression can be due to anemia.
What is your hemoglobin level?
If hemoglobin is low, the type of anemia is to be found out and its treatment has to be done.
Low platelet number can occur in viral infections, destruction of platelets or decreased production or replacement of platelets in bone-marrow.
Low white blood cell are seen in infections and cancers affecting the bone marrow.
A combined fall in white blood cell count and platelets suggests a pathology in the bone marrow which has replaced the normal blood cells.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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