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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
|Maria - Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:29 pm||
Help! I have been diagnosed with Hep B. I have been seen by a Hep specialist and have been monitored closely for the last few years. My last sonogram (liver) and blood work (about a month ago) was normal. I am a 49 year old male. I was just contacted by my doctor because I had the following abnormal results:
What could this be?
Thanks for your help in advance.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:26 pm||
All of your levels are very borderline abnormal. Some would consider them all normal.
Your WBC count may be a touch low do to a recent infection (symptomatic or not). Often viruses can suppress the bone marrow a little and lead to a drop in WBC's.
The Hemoglobin/Hematocrit and RBC's are all related. I would consider these normal and would not be alarmed by them.
If there is concern I would recommend having your CBC rechecked in a few weeks to see if they are correcting.
Keep in mind that I have not examined you and do not have your old chart so these statements are purely based on an isolated lab value. Always trust your doctor over my internet advice.
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