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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Low red and white cells



What can be the causes for low red cell and white cell counts. Both values were were just below the normal ranges, but they have been consistently below for 6 months. Hem was low also. Thanks for your help.


There are many reasons why you could have a low white count and red cell count, but it is difficult to say very much without actually seeing the blood work and being able to interview and examine you. I would suggest that you ask your physician who ordered the test these same questions to help answer your questions.

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Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University