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Bray, I am a multiple myeloma patient with leukopenia and

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Good afternoon Dr. Bray,
I am a multiple myeloma patient with leukopenia and neutropenia. Recently I finished a 10 day course of Levaquin for a UTI Thursday of last week. I did notice marked improvement but still experiencing some symptoms so I was put on another 5 days since I was still experiencing discomfort. I would like to know if it would be safe for me to consume plain yogurt since I read the live cultures may help alleviate symptoms. However, I reluctant to do so due to the low white blood cell count.
Anthony Bray, MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray, MD : Yes it should be safe for you to eat yogurt.
Anthony Bray, MD : MIT is imperative that you have your white cell counts periodically checked as well as if your white cell counts get too low then even normally non pathogen bacteria could become pathogens( cause disease )
Anthony Bray, MD : your yogurt should be safe however as you would be in major trouble if your white cells get too low regardless of what else you do--- eating yogurt would not be by any means your top concern with essentially zero lymphocytes or neutrophils....
Anthony Bray, MD : A probiotic should be generally protective to guard against pathogenic bacteria....
Anthony Bray, MD : yogurt is a basic and long familiar probiotic vs the newer more specific ones such as Activia for example....
Anthony Bray, MD : I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions and I will be happy to get back with you!
Anthony Bray, MD : Best regards,
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