It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Blood and Blood Vessel Message Board

my 16 year old daughter has a low white blood count, what does this mean

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2009, 07:56 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gillingham Kent UK
Posts: 1
debbied42 HB User
my 16 year old daughter has a low white blood count, what does this mean

my 16 year old daughter has a low white blood count, what does this mean

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-06-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,453
AuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB UserAuntieLeela HB User
Re: my 16 year old daughter has a low white blood count, what does this mean

It could mean alot of different things, depending on how low and which types of WBCs are effected and if she has any other symptoms.

The most common cause would be a virus (in the last two years), bacterial infection and severe allergic reactions.

As a side effect, some medications lower WBCs - prednisone, antibiotics and diuretics.

Autoimmune diseases like Grave's disease (hyperthyroid), Celiac, Rheumatoid, and Lupus can cause low WBC, as can having any chronic illness - even chronic stress can lower WBC counts overtime.

Last edited by AuntieLeela; 11-06-2009 at 10:58 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Persistent high white count, raised platelets, clotting out??? kmarshy Blood and Blood Vessel 95 04-22-2010 01:44 PM
does a white cell count of 12 mean leukemia KM67 Leukemia 32 04-16-2010 03:01 AM
High White Blood Cell count in Pregnancy madeinoz Blood and Blood Vessel 5 05-16-2009 06:29 PM
tcells/ white blood cells m8surf Lupus 0 03-04-2008 12:32 PM
symptoms in 2 yr old daughter claflamme Leukemia 4 02-28-2006 11:33 AM
low white blood cells means what? nyzy 08 Open to All Other Health Topics 3 11-25-2005 11:38 AM
9 year old with Positive ANA that just seems to get worse.... likosan Lupus 5 05-03-2004 07:24 PM
What does it mean - Low white blood count? Re:7 year old mommyof5 Epilepsy 16 04-13-2003 04:04 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:09 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!