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Low rbc count, low hgb and low hct, fever, cough, weight loss, joint pain, body malaise

Hi, I have low rbc count, low hgb, and low hct. I have fever four for days now. The same thing happen to me last first week of April, where I have severe cough with the same lab results. Last January, it also happen to me. For more than one year now I loss weight. I have severe body malaise and joint pains, please let me know what to do.
Asked On : Tue, 15 May 2012
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Infection can lead to reduced blood counts. However low hematocrit values with low hemoglobin levels is more likely due to a chronic condition unrelated to recent infection. The values are more likely an incidental finding picked up on investigation of fever.

If the fever has reduced by now, please get the blood counts repeated. In addition you will need evaluation for chronic anemia. Test such as serum ferritin levels, GI scopies, etc might be needed.
A hematologist will be able to guide you through the tests. I encourage you to visit a competent hematologist near your locality for the needed investigations.

Weight loss is most likely related to chronic anemia.

Hope this helps.

All the best
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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