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Low White Blood Cell Count

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 28, 2009
  • 08:49 PM

I just had blood work done and my WBC count came back at 2.7...Normal is between 3.8 and 10.0. I had this done a couple years ago and my WBC count was always alittle lower and ranged from 3.3 to 4.0. I went to a hematologist and was tested for Leukemia, hepatitis, syphilis, etc. The dr wasnt worried and said this may just be my "normal". Im worried because now it is 2.7. Does anyone have a similar prblem or know why.

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  • Do you have complete leukopenia or just certain types? Did your test come with a differential (lymphocytes, neutrophils, monos, eos etc?)If you are normally in the 3s and now 2.7, maybe you just don't have may WBCs. Platelets OK? How do you feel?
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  • Ill have to check the paperwork again and see how it was broken down... I feel fine..I dont really get sick and havent had many colds or anything. I did find out I had molluscum which is similar to the chicken pox virus, which I may have gotten from a tanning bed...Its not harmful to your health, but it looks like little pimples..Its considered only a skin virus that doesnt affect your organs or anything. I dont know if that could have anything to do with why the wbc count was low.
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  • I checked everything else was all normal in regards to monocytes, etc. but my absolute neutrophils were low. I am 25 and in good health...Thanks!
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  • I checked everything else was all normal in regards to monocytes, etc. but my absolute neutrophils were low. I am 25 and in good health...Thanks!I am a 41 year old female, healthy, active with no medical conditions. I was recently diagnosed with low white cell count also - 3.8. I do not have any of the symptoms and am wondering what it could be caused from? I saw a specialist and even he was confused. Could level fluctuate? and if so, what causes them to change?
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    • November 26, 2009
    • 01:59 PM
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  • My dad was recently told that he has a low white blood count which is 1.2. cancer has been ruled out and is getting b12 shots. he is seeing a specialist but he hasnt figured out what is going on yet.
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    • October 31, 2010
    • 04:53 PM
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  • Hi my name is Katie....I've been speaking with specialist and reading the internet non-stop for a while now. My condition has not been properly diagnosed either. All I would like to say is stay strong and keep doing whatever it is that your doing that is working to keep your spirits up.
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    • November 2, 2010
    • 06:51 PM
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  • Hi my name is Katie....I've been speaking with specialist and reading the internet non-stop for a while now. My condition has not been properly diagnosed either. All I would like to say is stay strong and keep doing whatever it is that your doing that is working to keep your spirits up.I too have a very low white count. I was initally sent to a oncolgist because they thought I had leukemia. It turns out I actually have an auto immune disease lupus. There are several auto immune diseases that can cause a low white count. Make sure you rule out auto immune diseases. Lupus can sometimes take years to diagnose.
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