Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Low white blood cell count

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 5, 2007
  • 04:34 AM

Does anyone know if some adolescent children's white blood cell counts can run low with no apparent cause? My son was checked for heart problems (which turned out fine) 15 months ago at which time his WBC was 3.9. 3 months later it was up to 4.2.

His doctor had moved away and I recently took him to a new doctor for a check up and told him about this. It was 3.5 this time. The nurse called to tell me the results but said he wasn't concerned because he has a history or low WBC. She also said his neutrophils are normal. He doesn't get sick often at all. He does have joint aches at times. He has a twin brother who had severe joint pain but is outgrowing as I did in my teen years.

I would greatly appreciate any information anyone may have to share.

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • I wonder if it could be related to a bone problem? You might want to visit a heamotologist as they specifically deal with blood issues.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?