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Low blood cells 2.8, count at least 10 years ago were 3.8,

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Low white blood cells 2.8 , count at least 10 years ago were 3.8 , going for further tests really worried , feeling really well otherwise no tiredness or history of infections or flus etc
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

So you are feeling fine otherwise?

any recent illnesses?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Feeling v well no history of flu or illness just worried it may be cancer of some sort
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

is the differential normal?

do you have a copy of the lab?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No forwarded to blood specialist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doctor thinks it's a significant drop
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Ok. I think it is a good idea to see a blood specialist but I see these blood counts this low all the time

I would have repeated it before doing anything

If there were no other abnormalities in the CBC, I think you are fine

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just last question , if cancer located in bone marrow would I have other symptoms and is it normal to have a bone marrow biopsy with low cell count ... Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, you would have other symptoms. infections, pain, bleeding. Or other signs in the blodo work

Yes, it is pretty normal to check the bone marrow.

just to be sure

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

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