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   Posted 12/11/2008 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,  hope you are all well !  A quick question for ya's.  For those that are not familiar, my 16 yr old daughter just had a ileocolectomy/resection on 10/17 and had some complications afterwards which required a blood transfusion.  She had an appt 12-3 with her GI.  They called yesterday to tell me her white blood cells were low and she needs to come in for more blood work.  The nurse did not have much info for me other than her count was low and they sent me a letter.  Should I be worried?  What would be the cause?  I'm thinking if it were serious they would want to see her right away?!  She has had some bleeding again but it is speratic (sp?).  Her GI told us to send him a stool sample for that.......poop express I suppose, ha ha!  Thanks for your input as always you are my hero's!  Much love to all!
32 yr old Dx w/UC in 2001 - some what controlled by diet. I take multi-vitamins & probiotics.
Mother to 16 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07- she had surgery for abscesses 11/07, ileocolectomy/resection 10/08. She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, probiotics, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, 6 mp 50mg-x3

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   Posted 12/11/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Dont worry. My wife is on chemo and her wbc is often low. There are meds to bring it back up. I am sure if you ask the doc he will have an idea of why its low and what to do. It may be a simple thing. Hope she feels much better soon . Keep us up to date ..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 12/11/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
There are a number of reasons why WBC could be low. My wbc count dropped while on 6MP, they took me off and it came back up. Then put me back on at a lower dose, same thing more 6mp for me.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/11/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
WBC is low it usually means I am anemic.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
my WBC was slightly low and also my platelets my hematologist did some blood work and found that i have anti phospholipid antipody which can cause blood clots and stroke. i have to take half an aspirin a day and in 3 months another blood test.
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