Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Have myelodysplasia. Blood count started decreasing rapidly. Risk of heart attack or stroke?

My father has myelodysplasia and sees the doctor every friday...and has received frequent transfusions. It seems that the meds that he was on aren t working and his red blood cells are dying even more quickly. a week ago Friday his count was 8.2 and he got 2 pints of blood on Saturday. Last Friday his Blood count had fallen to 8.7. How low can a persons red blood cell count fall before they are at significant risk of heart attack or stroke or other major concerns? My dad is thinking he will wait til Friday for his next check up...but I think he should go in on Tues or Wednesday because his counts have been falling faster than previously.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  66
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Cardiologist 's  Response
Less than 6gm would definitely put him at risk!
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor