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Old 12-18-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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White cell count

Okay, I might sound like an alarmist here but if so, please tell me!

I have noticed over the past couple years my white count is always around 8. The past six months it has become lower... one reading was 6, another 6.2.

Well, on Thursday I developed a HORRIFIC virus of some sort that caused a gastroenteritis. I went to the doctor Friday morning after the worst part of the diarrhea was over as well as fever, etc.

He ran a CBC and Metabolic Panel. Everything was normal. But I noticed my white count was a little low normal, and lower than it's ever been:

WBC 4.8 (4.0 - 11.0 10e 9/L)

1. Can a bout with gastroenteritis temporarily lower it?
2. Could I have a condition that is SLOWLY dropping my white blood count?

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: White cell count

Anyone have any thoughts?

 
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Re: White cell count

Even though no one responded to me I thought I'd update to help someone else who might be in the same shoes.

I had a repeat of my white count and it went back up to 6.6 so everything is cool.

The virus I had lowered it but my white count is perfectly fine now. Not that it wasn't at 4.8 anyway but the fact that it went back up to 6.6 proves the gastroenteritis lowered it to low normal and now it's fine again.

 
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