A low blood count in men is most commonly caused by iron deficiency anemia from chronic occult bleeding. Other causes of iron deficiency anemia include intravascular hemolysis, vitamin C deficiency, as well as an increas... More »

Normal red blood cell counts range from 4.2 to 5.4 million cells in women and 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter in men, according to the National Library of Medicine. Healthy persons should have 4,500 to 10,000 whi... More »

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A red blood cell count indicates how many red blood cells a person has, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors use it to diagnose conditions such as anemia, as well as other medical conditions. A normal range of red blood cel... More »

Having a low blood count means that a person's bone marrow is not making enough of one or more types of blood cells, according to the Aplastic, Anemia & MDS International Foundation. The medical term for a low blood coun... More »

A low blood count can indicate anemia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, as stated on AAMDS.org. The type of condition depends on which blood cells are low in a person's sample. More »

The causes of low blood count in elderly patients include underlying diseases such as cancer or kidney failure, says WebMD. The patients can also be suffering from malnutrition. Renal insufficiency associated with age is... More »

Causes of iron deficiency anemia, a condition where the body has low iron levels, include blood loss, insufficient iron in the diet, inability to absorb iron and pregnancy, according to Mayo Clinic. Lack of iron prevents... More »