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Hamouchi Sun 09-Feb-20 22:43:57

The same happened to. My son 2 years ago the doctors said he might be fighting an infection but when recently had the same blood test they found the same result so they investigated and found about thalassemia which is either low iron level or too much. It's a genetic illness which is not really serious you can carry it but not actually ill. It's more in Mediterranean or Asian origin. I done the test negative bit found out that my brother and cousin found the same result. Hope its nothong other than infection I just wanted to share my experience as not many people know it.

diamond400 Thu 06-Feb-20 12:22:34

Viral infections can lower the red blood count, and dietary factors can play a part as well. Try not to worry, it’s almost certainly nothing serious and is likely correctable.

Mummywithtwocats Thu 06-Feb-20 11:16:51

She's had a chicken pox about a month ago, I think it was the red blood cells that were low. It's worrying just not knowing confused x

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chester18 Tue 04-Feb-20 22:50:17

Do you know what bloods were low? My ds had blood tests once and his white count was low. They said that usually means an infection and it had to be checked a month or so later and went back to normal. Has she had a cold or anything recently?

Mummywithtwocats Mon 03-Feb-20 17:57:15

Not sure if this is the right place to post, sorry if it's not. I was just looking to see if anyone has experienced anything like this before. I took my daughter (3 years old) to the doctors last week as I was concerned that she was tired all the time, even after a good night sleep. Her blood tests have come back ok, except for 'marginally low blood count'. The doctor is going to speak to a Paediatrician to see if it needs further attention. I'm now majorly worrying as I don't know what this means. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks x

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