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Old 09-09-2003, 07:22 AM   #1
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just wondered if anyone knew what the implications of a having a low white blood cell count is?

im guessing it makes me more susceptable to infection? are there any other problems? what causes it? is there a disease that makes you have a low count? and if so can you fix it?

sorry lots of questions! apparantly i have about 3/4 of the usual number or something and the doctor doesnt know whats up with me...ive got various other symptoms (inc. having one high liver enzyme) so hes referred me to someone but they arent a blood specialist :/

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Old 09-11-2003, 04:13 AM   #2
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also i seem to be bruising easily and they are taking a long time to heal - is this to do with my white blood cells? please help very confused!

Old 09-15-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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I have Leukopenia(chronic low white cell count)yes it can make you more susceptable to colds, infections etc. There could be any number of reasons for the decline of wbc and it is hard to find. I've had it for over 20yrs and one of the reasons for me is pernicious anemia (B12 malabsorption condition)has that been checked on you? There are other factors to but that I don't know.

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