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What are some possible causes of a low WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin,

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What are some possible causes of a low WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, and Neutrophils? I have had one doctor say that I have anemia and need iron even though my iron levels are in the normal range. I had another doctor say I did not have anemia. I have constant fatigue that has lasted about a year.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Carlos replied 6 years ago.

Dear JACUSTOMER 4fsdbys7: If you do not take any supplemental iron and have menstrual cycles each month, then you could be anemic secondary to loss of blood each month, thus iron loss as well.

Here below are some possible causes of low wbcs(neutrophils):

  • Viral infections that temporarily disrupt bone marrow function
  • Congenital disorders characterized by diminished bone marrow function
  • Cancer or other diseases that damage bone marrow
  • Autoimmune disorders that dest***** ***** blood cells or bone marrow cells
  • Overwhelming infections that use up white blood cells faster than they can be produced
  • Drugs that dest***** ***** blood cells or damage bone marrow
  • Some possible causes of low rbcs(hemoglobin/hematocrit):

    Hemorrhage -- bleeding

    Hemolysis -- excessive destruction of red blood cells
    Underproduction of red blood cells
    Not enough normal hemoglobin

    Aplastic anemia

    Cancer

    Certain medications

    Cirrhosis

    Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Hypothyroidism

    Leukemia

    Kidney disease

    Multiple Myeloma

    Vitamin deficiency anemia

    Non-Hodgkin's disease

    Conditions which cause rbcs to be destroyed:

    Enlarged spleen

    Porphyria

    Sickle Cell anemia

    Thalassemia

    Vasculitis

    Reference:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-hemoglobin/MY01183/DSECTION=causes

    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    Relist: Answer quality.
    Expert:  Carlos replied 6 years ago.
    Dear JACUSTOMER 4fsdbys7: Sorry if you are not satisfied with the quality of my answer, hope you find the information you are seeking and feeling better soon!
    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    Thank you.
    Expert:  Carlos replied 6 years ago.
    Dear JACUSTOMER 4fsdbys7: You're welcomed!