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Anemia

I have always had a low red blood count, below 3.6, not related to iron deficieny.  Not explaine by MD as of yet.  My normal BP count is 175/40.  Seriously.  I have 32% kidney function.  NOW my newest test result showed a White blood count of 3.3.  What should my next step be?  I am being followed by a Nephrologist.  So many times I feel like I have ice water running through my veins. Please advise.  Not sure what type of MD to see at this point.
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Well yor blood pressure is not under control for one thing. Your MD and Nephrologist should be working hand in hand to help you with this problem. As for the anemia, low blood counts are caused by either too much blood los or not enough production. Chronic renal failure patients often have low erythropoeitin levels. This is a hormone produced by the kidneys to stimulate red blood cell production. Be sure you are not losing blood from either your colon or heavy periods. Your Doctor can advise you on futher testing.
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