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Reasons For Low Wbc With Other Levels Are Normal

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Question: Reasons for low wbc with other levels are normal
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
Reasons for low wbc with other levels are normal
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
We need to know a bit more detail

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Every thing depends upon how low the WBC is. Usually mild reduction is physiological, so nothing to worry. Viral infections also can lower WBC.

Please share some more details like the full blood count report, any symptoms, drugs or other coexistent illnesses. Then we can guide you better.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
We need to know a bit more detail

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Every thing depends upon how low the WBC is. Usually mild reduction is physiological, so nothing to worry. Viral infections also can lower WBC.

Please share some more details like the full blood count report, any symptoms, drugs or other coexistent illnesses. Then we can guide you better.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (9 hours later)
My other lymphocytes and monocytes and all other red blood cell, ect. With a cbc work up were all in the normal range. My WBC was 3.7.
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
My other lymphocytes and monocytes and all other red blood cell, ect. With a cbc work up were all in the normal range. My WBC was 3.7.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This report is normal

Detailed Answer:
This report is within normal limits. Lower limit of wbc is 3.8 and yours 3.7. All the differential counts like neutrophils and lymphocytes normal.

hence nothing to worry.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
This report is normal

Detailed Answer:
This report is within normal limits. Lower limit of wbc is 3.8 and yours 3.7. All the differential counts like neutrophils and lymphocytes normal.

hence nothing to worry.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (35 minutes later)
I went to the hospital back in February for a nasty stomach virus and a day later my WBC became really low so they kept me over night. They were like 1.5. At 3 they released me and my numbers continue to rise until I stopped having blood work done 2 weeks later at 3.6. They never could tell why my WBC became so low. Aa a stomach virus would typically make them rise they said. The ran multiple of tests including MRI, Ultrasound and CT. All were normal. So I'm guessing if a tumor or cancer were causing my pain now they would have seen something like that on these scans right? I told my OBGYN last week we wanted another baby but that was having some lower back pain that even went into my bum. After exam and normal pap smear she said might be a muscle strain but she didnt know. Do you think they are related? I have no blood just IBS sometimes due to no gallbladder and this new lower back/bum pain. But when the WBC came back low even tho my other levels were normal she suggested I see a hematologist. But I didnt think that was very low. Would Leukemia or Lupus effect my other numbers? Thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
I went to the hospital back in February for a nasty stomach virus and a day later my WBC became really low so they kept me over night. They were like 1.5. At 3 they released me and my numbers continue to rise until I stopped having blood work done 2 weeks later at 3.6. They never could tell why my WBC became so low. Aa a stomach virus would typically make them rise they said. The ran multiple of tests including MRI, Ultrasound and CT. All were normal. So I'm guessing if a tumor or cancer were causing my pain now they would have seen something like that on these scans right? I told my OBGYN last week we wanted another baby but that was having some lower back pain that even went into my bum. After exam and normal pap smear she said might be a muscle strain but she didnt know. Do you think they are related? I have no blood just IBS sometimes due to no gallbladder and this new lower back/bum pain. But when the WBC came back low even tho my other levels were normal she suggested I see a hematologist. But I didnt think that was very low. Would Leukemia or Lupus effect my other numbers? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Stomach virus can explain low wbc

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The Viral infections are well known to cause low wbc. So that explains it. Tumor would have been picked up on scans. The back pain is also likely to be unrelated.

The fact that it improved with resolution of infection, supports this only.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Stomach virus can explain low wbc

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The Viral infections are well known to cause low wbc. So that explains it. Tumor would have been picked up on scans. The back pain is also likely to be unrelated.

The fact that it improved with resolution of infection, supports this only.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (2 hours later)
So why the low numbers still at 3.7 6 months later. Is this common of mothers that are white? Also what reasons do the numbers typically run low without other numbers varying?
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
So why the low numbers still at 3.7 6 months later. Is this common of mothers that are white? Also what reasons do the numbers typically run low without other numbers varying?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This is within normal limits

Detailed Answer:
The current count is only borderline low and is not of any concern. This doesn't signify any disease state.

I don't think there's any relation to motherhood or race. Sometimes one series of cells tend to run little less. There's nothing to worry really.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
This is within normal limits

Detailed Answer:
The current count is only borderline low and is not of any concern. This doesn't signify any disease state.

I don't think there's any relation to motherhood or race. Sometimes one series of cells tend to run little less. There's nothing to worry really.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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