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Cbc performed-everything normal except low wbc. Blood smear- normal. Told to come bck in 2mths & redraw. Should i be worried? Wht could cause this?

Cbc performed-everything normal except low wbc. Blood smear- normal. Told to come bck in 2mths & redraw. Should i be worried? Wht could cause this?

Probably normal: If you are not at risk for hiv, then you may represent the low end of the bell curve that makes up the "normal" range for wbc. Some people have immune function issues with chronically low counts, others just "rest at low idle" and still ramp up when fighting an infection. See what follow up test shows. ...Read more

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Worried about low WBC in prev blood work w physicals. IN 2016 WBC was 4.1 (range 4.8-10.8) and MCHC was 32.5 (33-37 range). All other CBC was ok. ALSO, in 2015, WBC was 4.5. In 2014 it was 5.3. In 2013/2012 it was 4.8. Should I worry ab cancer??

Worried about low WBC in prev blood work w physicals. 
IN 2016 WBC was 4.1 (range 4.8-10.8) and MCHC was 32.5 (33-37 range).  All other CBC was ok.

ALSO, in 2015, WBC was 4.5. In 2014 it was 5.3. In 2013/2012 it was 4.8. 
Should I worry ab cancer??

Likelihood of cancer: The likelihood of a slightly low WBC count being caused by cancer is very low. The "normal ranges" account for approximately 95% of normal individuals. 2.5% of normal people have lower WBC counts and 2.5% have higher counts. Many things can lower WBC counts, to include viral infection, certain medications, and other illnesses. Bottom line, these "low" counts may be normal for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood count wbc?

What are the symptoms of low blood count wbc?

Infection: Low WBC count, by itself has no symptoms. People with low WBC count are more susceptible to infections. ...Read more

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Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way low. If you're sick, this whispers "rule out typhoid". Amorphous sediment is simply stuff that was soluble at body temperature but crystallized as the urine cooled. It means nothing at all. ...Read more

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When should I be concerned about low wbc? I've had my blood tested every 3 months for the past 9 months and every time it's low. Next step?

Give us the actual r: Unless you give us the actual reports with numbers, it is hard to address your question. There is a wide range of WBC over which it can be normal. More importantly, we need to know the differential counts so that we can see the % neutrophils and total neutrophils(anc), the latter being the most critical number which would guide any future interventions for diagnosis and treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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What rare blood disorders cause low wbc?

Aplastic Anemia,Leuk: Aplastic anemia leukemia kosrmanns syndrome a congenital disorder myeloblastic syndrome myelokathexis a congenital disorder. ...Read more

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What usually results from WBC being low around 3500 in blood test?

What usually results from WBC being low around 3500 in blood test?

Probably none: Many normal individuals have a modestly low white count, especially african-americans. It probably has no clinical implications. ...Read more

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Fasting blood results, WBC 10.4 ( high) LYM% 16.1 (low) GRA% 79.4 ( high) Gran 8.3 ( high) age 62 F no meds taken?

Near normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your blood counts are near normal and not the likely cause of your symptoms. Why did you have these tests done? ...Read more

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What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5,, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5,, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, low ferritin indicates deficiency of iron. If the patient has started menstruating, that may be the cause. She should take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. WBC count of 4.5 is in normal range. ...Read more

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I recently had some blood work done. Results came back. Iron is low, but i also have low WBC (3.4) and high monocyte count (15). Why?

Kindly ask ur: Dr the cause of ur low iron ;white count. These links would give u some ideas.On deficiency anemia among females is usually from heavy menstrual flow related to fibroids or intestinal bleeding and low white count white high monocytes could just be from a viral infection.Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003. ...Read more

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Can Leukemia cause blood clots? I had two blood clots and it shows I had low WBC?

Can Leukemia cause blood clots? I had two blood clots and it shows I had low WBC?

Provide us reports: If you can send us the results of your complete blood count(CBC), we can tell you if there is any indication of Leukemia or not.. Blood clots can develop secondary to any Cancer or may have nothing to do with Cancer(Most patients who develop blood clots do not have Cancer as the cause). ...Read more

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Can someone tell me do I have problems wtih my blood test. Hb - 166, RBC - 5.75 , WBC - 8.0 hct - 0.516 PLT -218 i think this is low for plt? Age 20

Can someone tell me do I have problems wtih my blood test. Hb - 166, RBC - 5.75 , WBC - 8.0 hct - 0.516 PLT -218 i think this is low for plt? Age 20

Don't do this: You're almost a grown man. I'm going to assume that hemoglobin is 16.6 g/dl, hematocrit 51% platelets 218, 000 in the units that most of us use. There are fine. There's no need for you to obsess over labs like this. Relax, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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