Aa
A
A
Close
Blank
Avatar universal
Confusion on Fluctuating White Blood Counts
Hi!

I had my blood work done yesterday because I was concerned about bruising easily.  My doc's office called and said everything looked great!  My concern is that as many times in the past 3 years that I've had blood work done, my white cells have been anywhere from the 5,000's to yesterday, which was in the low 8,000s.  While I realize that these WBC's have always been in the "normal" range, I don't understand what makes them in the "middle" of the normal range one time or another, and then yesterday, in the "higher" part of the normal range.

Thanks!
Cancel
2 Answers
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
623944 tn?1244039090
Many common things can cause fluctuations in your count, such as eating shortly before the draw, stress, even excercise. That's why there is a range in each value. As long as everything was within range and your doc said all was well, I wouldn't be concerned.
Comment
Cancel
623944 tn?1244039090
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Blood work is a complicated thing, because they could draw your blood and get a reading, and then do it again in a day and get another reading.  Your in the normal range, and your doctor says its all okay.  How were your platelets?
I do have Leukemia, and when they found it my counts were high.  At first they thought I  had a virus, but after my 3rd elevated WBC, they decided to check me further.  Then they found the Leukemia.
Sometimes your blood vessels are close to the skin, and that can cause bruising easily.
My counts are very low right now, and I do bruise easily myself.  I can remember bruising all the time many years ago even before the Leukemia.
I am sure your okay.  I always get a copy of my blood work to keep for my records so I can compare them everytime I am tested.  I hope all is well for you
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Leukemia & Lymphoma Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Leukemia & Lymphoma Answerers
1081992 tn?1389907237
Blank
PA