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My WBC was low twice and the 3rd time it was normal. Should I have another draw to be safe?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Sometimes a viral infection can cause your WBC to go low and once you get over the infection , the WBC goes back up to normal, but other diseases may cause low wbc, such as : hiv, myelodysplasia etc.
.. ( abnormal bone marrow functioning). If your WBC was slightly low and then become normal, i would not worry much, but if it was very low and become bearly normal, repeating it is not a bad idea.

In brief: Depends

Sometimes a viral infection can cause your WBC to go low and once you get over the infection , the WBC goes back up to normal, but other diseases may cause low wbc, such as : hiv, myelodysplasia etc.
.. ( abnormal bone marrow functioning). If your WBC was slightly low and then become normal, i would not worry much, but if it was very low and become bearly normal, repeating it is not a bad idea.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: Probably not

Probably not, especially if there are no other signs or symptoms.
There is a form of cyclic neutropenia that can cause WBC counts to vary periodically between low and normal values.

In brief: Probably not

Probably not, especially if there are no other signs or symptoms.
There is a form of cyclic neutropenia that can cause WBC counts to vary periodically between low and normal values.
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