Dear Hbver's today i did a blood test & found out most of them out of range, any help or advice on what next to do is much appreciated & i am on 0.5mg entecavir. here is below: WBC 2.8K/UL( 3K/UL-12KU/L) RBC 4.98M/UL(4M/UL-5M/UL) RDW, RBC 12%( 12%-16%) NEUTROPHILS 33%( 41%-79%) LYMPHOCYTES 52%( 13%-44%) NEUTROPHILS AUTO COUNT 0.9K/UL( 2K/UL-7K/UL)
So, WBC and neutrophils are low but lymphocytes are high from what it appears. What did your doctor say and are these results "normal" for you?
I'm not sure about the lymphocytes but can relate to the others. My WBC and neutrophil count is usually low and even after seeing a hematologist they just said it may be how I am or the body constantly fighting HBV? How are your platlets? Sometimes if WBC and platlets are low this can mean portal hypertension or cirrhosis. My platlets have always been good, although my spleen is usually slightly enlarged on scans, but have been his way for over 10 years.
Something I found that helps me, which was told by a doctor and verified this online, is by doing labs in the afternoon this usually raises WBC and neutrophil counts. Your neutrophil count is a big part of your WBC count, so it makes sense your WBC count is low since your neutrophil count is low. Our neutrophil and WBC count is usually lowest in early morning and rise as the day goes on.
My doctor also said that Since this is long standing then it's not a problem unless I'm sick a lot of feel bad, which I don't. Hope this helps.
Sorry to but in to the question you asked Steff but it may help. I do not think the Entecavir is to blame as when I was on Viread my WBC/neutrophil count was one month the highest I've ever seen (WBC 5.1 so not anything to brag about but high for me) and a month later when tested was down again out of range for WBC but lower within range for neutrophils.
I was taking fresh garlic when I had my good test but stopped by the time I had my lower test. I'm now back on 3-4 fresh crushed garlic each day. Get labs again next month so who knows! :)
Ok great b/c i read some where on the form some of the patients they had some neutrophils reduction due to tfn & i have never tried eating fresh garlic but i usually throw some garlic when I am cooking food but 'll give a try eating fresh garlic. Thank you so much again.
Thanks flynsky & studyforhope. My Dr. Asked me if I am taking the .5mg of entecavir daily & ahh I'll make sure next time to read the mushroom i am buying or if in general it raises the ALT 'll consider not buying it.
i have more results now serum potassium( 4.9meq/l), iron(168ug/dl), ferritin( 81ng/ml, free T4 1.4( 0-1), calcium 10.5mg/dl(8-10mg/dl), albumin 5.0g/dl( 3-5g/dl. your comment on this again much appreciated.
I would try and remember which supplements were started since your last labs. Aren't you taking Black Seed also? This may be causing the alt rise, but if dna is UND I would test hbsag quant if you can to see if the raised alt is helping to clear infected cells? Just a thought, but hopefully others can give some advise also.
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