All my levels came back to normal except for my WBC. it dropped another .5 And my neutrophils absolute also dropped slighly below normal. Should I be concerned? My gyno told me to see my family doctor. I did and he told me I was fine and didnt seem concerned at all. He was only in the room for a few minutes so I feel like I need some sort of second oppinion. Im a small 23 yr old. Ive never weighed over 100 pds and ive always suffered from anemia. It comes and goes. I had heavy menstrual cycles before birth control. I stay tired but I also work two jobs and go to school part time. I dont know if I am just freaking myself out worrying or if I do need to see another doctor. Any advice would be wonderful!! Thanks!
Hi, I don't see anything very worrying at this point.
In leukemia, white cell counts would rise as the cancer cells proliferate - but then later blood cell counts might fall because the bad cells crowd out the good cells in the marrow - which is the site of blood cell production.
Your WBC is down because the neuts are at the low end of normal. Maybe that's from a persistent virus.
P.S. I bet it's not usual for your ferritin to climb up so quickly with oral supplements. That seems like a good, healthy response.
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