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Prenatal blood work results showed low esonphil count. Concern about?

I just got my prenatal bloodwork results. Everything was normal except for absolute esonphil count which was low at 9.0 (apparantly half the range of normal). My H&H were normal, my overall WBC were normal at 8.8. Everything else was fine. I did a quick search and found that low esonphils could be caused by alchohol (which I don t drink) or steriods in the body like cortisone . So is it normal for this count to be low during pregnancy, or is there something I should be concerned about? Thanks! I am about 10 weeks pregnant.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hi, welcome to HCM
In pregnancy, the volume of blood increased more than the cellular content. so there is relative decrease in the cell count. So, it is a physiological change.
You dont need to be concerned about this.
Answered: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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