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Is decrease in WBC count a matter of concern?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: hello my white blood cells count was 6.6 before 15days but now it come down to 5.8. Is there any problem??

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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both readings are within normal limit.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Thanks for writing to HCM

No,there is no any problem.
Both reading are within normal limit.Normal count of WBCs in the blood is 4,500-10,000 white blood cells per microliter (mcL).
It is mildly decreased from earlier count and it is not a matter of concern at all.Mild fluctuations in count can occur.
It is important to know the reason for investigations.

You are perfectly fine.

Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (1 minute later)
How to increase the white blood cells count??
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is no need to increase WBC count.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Thanks for writing back

There is no need to increase WBC count.Increased WBC count indicates infection in the body,so there is no need to increase it.

Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
One final question.

In a short time it reduced from 6.6 to 5.8.... I am stressed and depressed in this 15 days.... Will that a reason??
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please find detail answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Thanks for writing back

As discussed earlier,both readings are within normal limit.There is no reason to be stressed and depressed.You are completely fine.

5.8 can't be stamped as low WBC(leucopenia).It is important to know your symptoms i,e reasons for investigations.

Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is decrease in WBC count a matter of concern?

Brief Answer: Both readings are within normal limit. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to HCM No,there is no any problem. Both reading are within normal limit.Normal count of WBCs in the blood is 4,500-10,000 white blood cells per microliter (mcL). It is mildly decreased from earlier count and it is not a matter of concern at all.Mild fluctuations in count can occur. It is important to know the reason for investigations. You are perfectly fine. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX