Re: High WBC Low Platelets - HELP
Hi there and welcome to the boards,
Your white cell count is really not that high. Twelve is nothing to worry about. What infection are you being treated for?
Your platelets are low, yes, but not that low. The problem with reading information on the internet is that you are getting a bunch of knowledge with no context. All this will do is make you worry. Yes you can see low platelet counts with leukemia, but you will see low everything else including a low hemoglobin and a low white count--which you don't have!
134 is a bit on the low side (150 is the low normal), but the thing is, if you have an infection right now, that in itself can lower your platelets. You should just have your platelets checked again in a few weeks when you're feeling better. The most common cause of low platelets in young women is immune thrombocytopenic purpura or ITP. This is a disease where one's immune system decides to attack its own platelets and chew them up. It starts becoming a problem if one needs to go to surgery or of one starts to have symptoms of bleeding like little petechiae (small capillary bleeds), heavy periods, bleeding gums etc. Usually people don't run in to any problems until the platelets are <30.
Don't worry too much, wait until you're better and get your blood rechecked.