How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

Mate results here

Customer Question

hi mate results here
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hi What is your medical question?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hey mate--I'm here now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just got this and they took the payment ­čśÉ
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Anything more we need to discuss Mark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Lol your getting my pension early. ­čśë­čÜ┤well why your on in convinced that I'm ok now thanks to the high wbc explanation
But is 3.2 -3.6 good enough to fight stuff or are some people built like that I don't get ill often. At all and I heal quick
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Obviously your white count has the ability to "rise to the occasion," so to speak mate. I think a lot of the infection or no infection has to do with genes. I haven't had to take an antibiotic in over 30 years. The white count only needs to rise when there are certain infections--for example, a lot of time strep throat or sinusitis or ear infection doesn't rais the white count anyway

You should just put this concern to rest
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Oh so it sits where the body wants it and some bodies sit Lowe than others ?
With the other blood counts all good mine has picked 3.1 -3.6 as the resting place. Then goes to 4 or 6 if s particular infection takes place. ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes and that's why the lab values always have a low to high normal range--nobody's exactly the same. As for when it rose, you might have had something like the flu but all in all there's nothing I worry about with your WBC values
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I too never need antibiotics. Or drugs. My doc says your good off you go.
He agrees with you on wbc. I got flu last Xmas full flu better in 3 days no drugs that must be reassuring ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Your immune system is just fine mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Strangely enough the Harley street doc who does the bloods just emailed me saying all fine mark the wbc is the same as ever iron is tiny high but nothing to follow up liver very very good.
But he's not as good as you mate !!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well, at least he agrees with me--one more specialist that's come over to my side mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm sure you guys with all your expertise would yell by now if I wasn't tip top ?
6 months re test ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I never yell mate and so far you've never given me reason to.

I personally would only do standard blood work on you one a yearly basis--I see no reason to do it in six months
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My doc says it's overkill and it shows the dips and highs we all get in our c b c if we look every 12 weeks it's anxiety causing. He said I check mine every year only as I would see changes
Have a great weekend my friend.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You too mate--make sure your pension is well funded
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Lol is he right would everyone see changes if bloods regular
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Nobody ever stays the same with blood work--there can be slight changes even week to week.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Then I'm good and I'm
Off to bed £1.2 mil dollars in fund. Bloody hard work to get it there. !!!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well since I'll probably outlive you you can just make me the chief inheritor in your will
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Now I am
Panicking !!! You said I make the 80 s !! Lol seriously last point do you guys see a pattern in the results ie that shows a pic of longevity of life ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I plan to get to 100 mate. No distinct pattern to look for--more a matter of blood pressure, physical exam, etc. There are only flags with the blood work like high cholestrol or blood sugar.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
90 over 60. Bp
Trygliserides 0.5 colestrol is good. Guess il take 80 ? You will live forever !! Excellent on its way pal.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Actually I'll be like Sherlock Holmes who lived into his 120's and tended bees in Sussex--I already am ordering the apiary equipment mate. 80 will be a breeze for you
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Last one pal.
As I want to enjoy the weekend now and have a glass of wine !
Lol. No bone marrow prob the a l p etc tell you that ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Nothing in any of the labs says there's anything wrong with your bone marrow mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So that's it forget the wbc it's working fine I feel great !
No more bloods ??? Not a good idea. For me
To finish if it were bone marrow it wouldn't be there at 3.1 3 years ago and go up and down and I'm still here fine ? Is that good logic and the bloods would show bone marrow prob. !??
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's it--end of story.

Not only would the white count have gone a lot lower, so would the hemoglobin, hematocrit, and the platelet counts
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Which have all been fine ? You've seen all the results so closing the door ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
All those counts have always been fine so the door has been shut for years
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Bonus paid. Speak soon
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Have a great weekend mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Really immune is fine ??
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Really--truly--absolutely fine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Last panic non hodgkins ? I'm guessing all else in c b c would be out ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Very much so Mark. The white count would be elevated and the differential would be way off. You really are milking this for all it's worth my friend
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm nearly there mate bonus on its way.
I'm
Off to enjoy the weekend. In the knowledge my wbc can fight anything. That's great info.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Any time my friend and have a great weekend without any gremlins around
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Bonus paid.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Thanks--pension's next
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just keep me tip top. ! Lol
I'm now convinced that's a good c b c for a 50 year old. My haemoglobin is always good ! 161 that's a good marker I'm told ?
With the liver ok I'm having a glass or two
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
The haemoglobin is great and yes to the glass or two
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Pleasure as always mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi chippy well here's a thing I was knackered last week so I got them to redo the results today.
After a restful weekend. Wbc 4.5. Lymphosites 1.4
Iron 28.2. Guess you were spot on mate.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Knackered how Mark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No sleep for 3 days working 24 hours !
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
So why the labs?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Pre booked. 3month check. So I went anyway but was very tired and stressed. The test today was all perfect normal so you my friend were spot on
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK--thought maybe you asked for the tests. My bad. So move on mate--we're shooting for 80 but probably you'll make it well beyond that which means I can't retire on your pension for a while yet
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I asked for the retest today pal I told em I was run down last week. Il send you the new numbers but that's good isn't it ? I was run down ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Very good on the numbers my friend
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So as you said it does rise up and down when needed. ?? Do you think the run down dropped it a bit lower than normal ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Dropped what a bit lower?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Friday 3.2 today 4.05. Lymphocytes 1.0 today 1.4
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not sure what you mean Mark. You said something about a drop but your white count went up?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I meant the drop on Friday because I was tired. ? And now I'm rested it has risen
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes--that can happen but all in all your white cell system is fine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes a agree !! Lol it has gone up and you said it goes up and down but mine is naturally low normal am I getting it at last pal ? Lol
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
To paraphrase Henry Higgins, "By Jove, I think HE'S got it."

Pull out the stopper, and let's have a whopper..............

Sorry mate I was in My Fair Lady idiom there
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So it's working ok ? As you said
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It's working just fine--off with the worry
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Cheers only
One out was phosphate at .82 is that ok.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's fine, too
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
All rest except ggt 7 under I'm guessing that good. Are all perfect
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Perfect and hopefully no more tests for a year mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No chance
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Good
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They keep sending me to Dr David ?? !!!!
Mate I'm feeling sick and achy like a mild flu temp 36. Help
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Need to start out a new question with FOR DR CHIP ONLY mate.

Tell me all about it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not my week. Il just pay you a bonus.
Felt achy at work and queezy. A bit cold my temp is 36 but I feel quite strong been sick once gurgly belly !!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Any sore throat, cough--anything else?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. Just nausea and achy mate. Crap week. Especially after my good bloods !!!!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sounds like the flu mate. Tamilflu can help shorten the course if it's taken within 48 hours of the start of the symptoms and zinc lozenges can also help

But for the most part it's rest, fluids, take two aspirin and call me in the morning
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's just the stomach mate I feel not too bad no sore throat no runny nose. Stomach flu ? You guessing ? No stomach pain either.
Just crap luck ?
My bloods say I'm ok though not serious ?
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Could just be a stomach virus then mate. Nothing serious though. Even with great blood work we still can get broadsided from time to time
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
To many hours at work mate. Sitting on trains with thousands of people wish I was in Florida.
But il survive ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You'll survive and I won't get your pension for at least another 30 years mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just feeling sick anything I can do ??? To relive the nausea
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Green tea and honey mate
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Diariea now mate so in guessing Neely bug ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Just viral mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
24 hours ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes or mayber 48
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Il read about multiple universes then mate.
Not serious ? And thanks again chippy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Nothing serious my friend
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Right chippy. Working on my Mac in bed
Feeling a little better diarea all day no pain though and a little nasea I'm trying to sip water is that all I can do. Still ache
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Just sips of water--no real fluid replacement?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not yet mate I was sick in the night that's passed now I'm scared of being sick drink more ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
For diarrhea the main thing is to keep up with the fluid and electrolyte loss mate so it really means lots of juices and GatorAde. Usually these things pass in a very few days
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes well I'm better than the mess I was last night not pleasant are they ?
But apparently very common in autumn I have not had the craps since 1997 !!! I've got electrolyte replacement in my water my wife just put some in mate. !!! Just drink plenty ?
Il be ok ? My immune good ? Have a good night I won't. Lol. Bonus on way.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Drink as much as you can and then some mate. And you'll be fine--you're immune system is tip-top
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Doc checked me over this morning through my work insurance said tummy was soft all normal. Just stomach flu. Poxy thing. He said my blood numbers were better than his !!! Lol he's 40
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hope he's got a good pension like you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Lol. Il be ok ?
My numbers are fine ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Your numbers are great so let go of the worry mate
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi chippy
40 hours in no skin soreness no sickness tiny bit of diarea left 1 all day.
Drinking. Got wind and a slight wheeze after eating I'm only having toast or mashed potatoes small I'm guessing it's the gut and bowel recovering the wind ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not sure what you mean by wind mate?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Like wind moving around the bowel farting lol
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK. Just your bowels readjusting to the viral insult but it sounds like you're well on your way to being just fine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yep. Gas and the odd queeze. I'm guessing the vowel takes a fair while to settle can I start taking my Dailey probiotic again ?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes that would be an excellent idea.

And usually the "vowel" settles down from an "e" to an "a."
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Texting on an iPhone. At 6ft 3 and 184 pounds It's a little small mate.
How long a week to resettle.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I think things will be back to normal in one to two days
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Good immune ? 48 hours
Cheers ***** ***** on route
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Great immune mate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nasty virus though ism in solitary in the house lol. Are they common in USA as well
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Very common mate. And when someone asks me if there's "something" going around, I say, it's not like the viruses pack there bags for a few weeks and then come back to town to mill around--they never leave town in the first place
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ah. Does that mean I was unlucky as I havnt had one for years or that you are saying I'm more probable to get one ???
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Just in the wrong place at the right time--we all get these from time to time and no one's more likely to get it than anyone else
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Well I guess your right mate good enough for me. Till next time the trouble with me mate is every tiny thing I ask a doc
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well just stick with me mate and we can probably save you a fair number of unnecessary trips to your doctor
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's a condition mate anxiety takes many forms mine health.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Together we'll tame that beast mate
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32777
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm here now last hope