Re: Low Ferritin and Low WBC
Your ferritin is low because you are iron deficient--plain and simple.
As for the WBC, it is not really related to the iron deficiency. My WBC has been all over the place. In fact, for most of the whole time I was anemic, my WBC was high--just over the normal range. It had never been that way in my life and I didn't know why. Then, while investigating why I was low in iron, I had an upper endoscopy and they found that I had some gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). When I got that fixed, my WBC went right back down into the normal ranges (around 4.0) and I was still iron deficient and anemic.
If a hematologist is not concerned with the WBC, I would not be either. They are the experts. The WBC can change often due to so many things going on in your body (if you have a cold, if you hurt yourself, if you've recently been sick, or definitely some medications affect it). Try not to worry about that for right now and work on taking that iron. If you continue to have a low WBC, I'm sure your hematologist will start looking for things. If all of your other numbers within the CBC with differential are normal, it's probably nothing.