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Question: Low wbc

 jhayes42 - Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:14 pm

I had a blood test about a month ago and the doctor said that the white cell count was a little low, but that other things such as platelets were fine.
I had another test last week and now he wants me to see a haemotologist.
What could be causing this, and what woul dbe some possible treatments if any required.
I have not gotten back to see this my doctor yet.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:19 am

User avatar Hi jhayes42,
How low are your wbc's? What is the normal reference range for the lab that was used? Was a differential done? Do you have any symptoms, for example, fever, weight loss? Numerous things may cause a low level of wbc's from viral infections, immune system disorders, bone marrow dysfunction, etc. Keep in mind that some people carry a borderline low level wbc without any underlying disease. A hematologist will be able to rule out any possible underlying disease.


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