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blackdog
03-19-2017, 11:45 AM
Hello, my CBCs have always been normal, though I don't think I've gotten a comprehensive test for a few years. Last Wednesday, I received some abnormal results and am worried. My WBC in 2.4, my MCHC is 36.1, my RDW is 19.2, my absolute neutophils and lymphocytes are 1318 and 600 respectively. My doctor thinks I may be recovering from a winter virus (though I don't recall being sick and very rarely DO get sick) and performed another test. He seems generally unconcerned and doesn't think it's leukemia or the other scary things I asked him about (yes, I'm a bit of a cyberchonsdriac). He also didn't think it was an STD, though he's inclined to think it's viral as opposed to bacterial and I always practice safer sex. Any ideas about what could be going on?

Crazy Papa
03-19-2017, 10:27 PM
I can't remember which blood tests come back weird if they draw it to quick. One of mine last year came back with some crazy numbers. All it was the nurse drew my blood way to quick So don't stress it might be something simple like that

blackdog
03-20-2017, 04:39 PM
You called it -- Thank you so much for responding! I always hate when people post a story or a question and then you never hear from them again once their problem is resolved!

In that spirit, I just wanted to post and let you know that I got my new results back today and everything is absolutely normal, blood counts, non-reactive to all STIs. I can't tell you how relieved I am. And I have learned something, a few things really. 1) Trust YOUR doctor more than Dr. Google. My doctor wasn't concerned, so I shouldn't have been. How could he say that he didn't think it was serious but I did? Second, health anxiety and the accompanying symptoms are very, very real. Don't mistake your anxiety symptoms for symptoms of your mystery illness.

Finally, I've learned there are so many people who care and want to help. Thanks again for listening and responding!

Crazy Papa
03-21-2017, 01:03 PM
Your welcome
Dr Google is good sometimes too. You have to try to search for positive results and negative things. But if you have a good doctor trust them
I now have 5 specialist I see on a regular bases for different health issues Still use web for a third opinion