FAQ - Pancytopenia
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What causes both presence of megalocytes and pancytopenia at the same time?


You could have a bone marrow disease that produces the pancytopenia, plus a vitamin B deficiency causing the megalocytes. Go see a doc, NOW  (+ info)

What is chemotherapy induced pancytopenia?


And How long does it last?
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Pancytopenia is reduced blood cells in your body realted to the chemotherapy treatment. There is not a definate time that you can have it. It all depends on its severity. If it is just a little low you can stop chemo for a little then start agian and have cycles like that.
It happens because the chemo therapy doesnt know which cells to attack so it attacks all of them.  (+ info)

Is there any tratement available in Homeopathy/Ayurvedic / Allopathy for Pancytopenia.wife has less platelets?


Is there any tratement available in Homeopathy/Ayurvedic / Allopathy for Pancytopenia.wife has less platelets.Presntly its is evaluation Stage and wysolone is being given.Please help me to save.

Regards
Vijay
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Please give her Satva Giloy 500 mg. twice a day with honey.  (+ info)

pancytopenia: can you get a blood-transfusion if you suffer from pancytopenia?


I guess you can - I can't think of a reason why not...  (+ info)

nursing care plan for people with pancytopenia?


BabyRn really helped alot! thanks~yea im a nursing student. having problems with my onco posting right now. cant really find any info on pancytopenia except for the definition :/
thanks again!
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I really don't like to answer these because no one but a nursing student would ask these, and doing care plans is important. Oh they're horrible, redundant and seem pointless but the concept behind them is important.

You need to think about what pancytopenia is first. Start here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancytopenia. That means that all blood counts are low, meaning patient is neutropenic (vulnerable to infection), leukopenic (immune suppressed) anemia (possible bleeding issues), just to name a few.

Then you must develop one or more nursing diagnoses based on the latest NANDA diagnoses (you should have these). An example for a patient with pantcytopenia might be: Risk for Infection r/t inadequate secondary defenses 2nd to pancytopenia. Nursing diagnoses should be rated in order of importance. For example, problems involving the patient's airway (such as Ineffective Airway Clearance) are going to be more important than Risk for Skin Breakdown.

Now that you've developed your diagnosis or diagnoses, you must have interventions for each problem. And the first nursing intervention is to assess the problem stated in the nursing diagnosis, it should contain an action verb and specify a time frame, when, how, why, how often. For example, the first diagnosis might be: Assess lab values per MD order in am qshift. Each subsequent intervention must also be specific and quantifiable.

That's all the help I can give you I'm afraid. A care plan is hours of work with references so I'm not going to do that for you! Good luck!  (+ info)

what causes pancytopenia?


I was just diagnosed with this and am curious as to what causes it, I was told that I tested negative for all types of cancer and leukemia, and have no HIV antibodies, and my bone biopsy came back normal.
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Pancytopenia is generally due to diseases affecting the bone marrow, although peripheral destruction of all lines of blood cells in hypersplenism (overactive spleen) is a recognised cause. Bone marrow problems causing pancytopenia include myelofibrosis, leukemia and aplastic anemia.

Increasingly, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is itself a cause for pancytopenia. Rarely, drugs (antibiotics, blood pressure medication, heart medication) can cause pancytopenia.  (+ info)

in medicine, what does the term PANCYTOPENIA MEAN??WHAT ARE ITS CONSEQUENCES????


Pancytopenia is a medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets.

Pancytopenia is generally due to diseases affecting the bone marrow, although peripheral destruction of all lines of blood cells in hypersplenism (overactive spleen) is a recognised cause. Bone marrow problems causing pancytopenia include myelofibrosis, leukemia and aplastic anemia.

Increasingly, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is itself a cause for pancytopenia. Rarely, drugs (antibiotics, blood pressure medication, heart medication) can cause pancytopenia.

Pancytopenia usually requires a bone marrow biopsy in order to rule out and rule in the different causes.

Vj  (+ info)

My doctor says I have pancytopenia...?


I had blood work from five years ago and I just looked it over, and all my wbc, rbc, and platelet numbers were down then, too, but I was not referred to a hematologist. Now, however, I have a new doctor who gave me a cbc and all my levels were, again, low. This doctor, however, is referring me to a hematologist/oncologist. Should I be concerned, or could long-term low wbc, rbc, and platelet levels me normal for me? Or, does this mean something serious???? PLEASE HELP!!!
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It's hard to say - how low were they? Even the "normal" reference ranges they used are really just an average of people, so there will be a certain number of people who will be above or below the given values and still be perfectly healthy. It could just be that you are healthy and just happen to be one of those people with lower values. If they were critically low, I would imagine that your doctor would have said something before or done further testing just to be sure.

In terms of "serious diseases," there are a few possibilities, but most of them are probably a stretch. Most of the cells that populate your blood are made in your bone marrow, so problems there can cause less cells to be made - i.e. some types of leukemia (though other types will actually raise the number of blood cells) and fibrosis of the bone marrow itself. You can go to wikipedia and type in pancytopenia and it should have a list of different causes.

Just remember that if your health has been fine otherwise, you're probably okay. And if the values are only a little low, it's probably not a big deal. Ask your doctor for their opinion.  (+ info)

What is a deficit of all types of blood cells called?


a. leukopenia
b. neutropenia
c. pancytopenia
d. erythrocytosis
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c. pancytopenia  (+ info)

blood disorder and liver problems?


i have pancytopenia.this means i have abnormal blood counts.red,white and platelets.they are all low.my g.p. told me i am also anca+.im having night sweats and my joints especially my knees and elbows ache constantly.i have negative rhematoid tests and he dosent think its cancer.please help me.
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Pancytopenia can be caused by toxins or infection leading to a decrease in the haematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow.
Anca(antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies)+ attack neutrophils, lead to cell damage and consequently vasculitis.
Symptoms of vasculitis can include nausea, lung dysfunction, bleeding, inflammation, fatigue, weight loss, pain in joints aso.
None of this means you have cancer
Treatment of vasculitis usually involves steroids.

Now why do I get the impression this is homework?? Sorry if I'm wrong  (+ info)

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