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A 40-year-old female asked:

i got the following blood results: wcc 3.4, neut 1.9, lymp 1.2. everything else is good and i will get retested, but i am wondering why the numbers were so low? i wasn't feeling sick when tested.

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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice 11 years experience
Leukopenia: Unfortunately you don't have to feel sick for something to be wrong. Your doctor is the best person to have this conversation with. Wishing you the best of luck!
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Many possibilities: Leukopenia, or low white blood cells can be caused by a variety of conditions. Most commonly, it is caused by viral illness that may not be recognized. Autoimmunity with neutrophil antibodies are a possibility. If other blood counts are abnormal, then bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia or leukemia) are possibilities. I recommend discussion with your doctor to address the cause of your leukopenia.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Leukopenia: This is normal especially in caucasians . You're absolutel neutrophil count is good. But it's the good thing to have it checked again.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 18 years experience
Can be normal : For you; labs can fluctuate for many reasons and "normal" values may only be applicable for 95% of population--need further eval to r/o other causes.

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