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What causes low WBC count?

WBC 0f 17000 and RBC of 700,000. Been going on for 6 months or more. Known Diverticulitis currently no sign of infection. I was told I have a bone marrow dysfunction but can not remember the very long name of it. As a nurse I of course am thinking of some sort of malignant condition. How aggressive should I be in seeking the answer to this. Currently on 4 month f/u with Hemo/Oncologist.
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello,

In the query, you didn't mention about age. According to the diagnosis varies as well as treatment also. Treatment protocols vary according to the diagnosis. Are you taking any chemotherapy? If you are elderly might be myeloproliferative neoplasm or myelodysplastic syndrome. Please tell me the exact diagnosis so that I can explain to you.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Siddartha
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General & Family Physician Dr. Bhadresh Lakhani's  Response
Hello,

You definitely have a hematological disorder. You should not wait for anything. You have to investigate as soon as possible because as early you diagnose as early you can start your treatment.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Bhadresh Lakhani
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What causes low WBC count?

Hello, In the query, you didn t mention about age. According to the diagnosis varies as well as treatment also. Treatment protocols vary according to the diagnosis. Are you taking any chemotherapy? If you are elderly might be myeloproliferative neoplasm or myelodysplastic syndrome. Please tell me the exact diagnosis so that I can explain to you. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Siddartha