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My Wbc Is Low...
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My doctor ordered a second cbc/metabolic panel for me about a week ago. When it came back, she told me it was normal. I asked for a copy of it, which I got today.

My last cbc, four months ago, was totally normal, with all my values square in the middle of the normal range. Not this time.

These were off:

White Blood Cell Count

Current test: 2.2

4 months ago: 8.5

"normal": 4.0-10.5

Platelet Count

Current test: 123

4 months ago: 255

"normal": 140-415

Polys-Man% (neutrophils)

Current test: 39

4 months ago: 59

"normal": 40-75

Monos% (monocytes)

Current test: 17

4 months ago: 7

"normal": 0-14

I tried to get a hold of my doctor but could only leave a message with her office. I am concerned about the white blood cell count- when I looked into it 2.2 is very low- I saw a few people saying that when their WBC was 2.2 it was considered critical by their doctor. I'm not on any medicine that causes leukopenia, I've been gluten free for about a month and a half and the only abnormal test result that I've gotten recently besides this was a low serum iron. My main symptoms are fatigue and various GI complaints, mostly stomach cramps and nausea. I've bruised easily all my life and I have reactive airway disorder so a cold can put me in the emergency room- neither of those symptoms are abnormal to me.

I'm not sure if I'm even dealing with celiac disease at this point, but I don't know where else to ask because you guys are so nice and my doctor is unreachable. Am I in danger?

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I do think you need the Dr to read these results again. It looks like pretty much all of them fall out (or almost) out of the normal ranges. You need to go back with test in hand to ask again. What any of it means is beyond me but the practice of getting copies of your tests is a smart one.

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I do think you need the Dr to read these results again. It looks like pretty much all of them fall out (or almost) out of the normal ranges. You need to go back with test in hand to ask again. What any of it means is beyond me but the practice of getting copies of your tests is a smart one.

Well, I highlighted the ones that were out of normal range. Everything else (red blood cells, etc) were all apparently normal. Some of the liver function ones had also changed significantly since my last test but were still within normal.

I am hoping she will call me back. It is actually my psychiatrist that ordered these tests- but my GP seems to always just tell me to follow up on my referral to the gastroenterologist. It seems like what I really need is to see a hematologist.

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Well, I highlighted the ones that were out of normal range. Everything else (red blood cells, etc) were all apparently normal. Some of the liver function ones had also changed significantly since my last test but were still within normal.

I am hoping she will call me back. It is actually my psychiatrist that ordered these tests- but my GP seems to always just tell me to follow up on my referral to the gastroenterologist. It seems like what I really need is to see a hematologist.

If your GP will not address these blood results IMHO you need to find a new GP. That much of a change in 4 months needs to be addressed.

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I'm not a doctor, but common sense suggests that if you feel basically normal you are not in immediate danger. Some insurance programs have "ask a nurse" phone lines where you might be able to call for reassurance. I'm sure your GP will get back to you as well. You probably need the tests repeated and a referral to a hematologist if they come up the same.

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I'm not a doctor, but common sense suggests that if you feel basically normal you are not in immediate danger. Some insurance programs have "ask a nurse" phone lines where you might be able to call for reassurance. I'm sure your GP will get back to you as well. You probably need the tests repeated and a referral to a hematologist if they come up the same.

Basically normal for me these days is low grade fever and significant fatigue, it's a bit hard for me to tell sometimes if I'm ok or not. I did some research and found that a WBC <1.0 is considered acutely dangerous, so I won't keel over and die, but I am concerned about getting an infection.

I'm going to make an appointment tomorrow to actually get in and see my doctor as opposed to discussing over the phone.

Thanks, guys!

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