Hey guys, I've decided that this is the most warm looking HA support forum on the internet! So I come with a question...
I did a CBC in April, and everything was within normal range. My White Blood Cell Count was 8, Neutropils 55% and 4.4 (normal range of the latter being 3.0-5.8). I did not do the test in the UK.
I recently did another CBC in October, in the UK, and have noticed a considerable fluctuation in my WBC count. My WBC is now 4, while my Neutrophils are just out of normal range, 1.9, normal being 2.0-8.0.
The doctor said it was normal as it was only slightly off, but she did not know that my previous test had a considerably higher WBC count. To the best of my knowledge, I was not sick when I took both tests, nor was I sick recently before the tests. I am not any medication either. Not a smoker, I'm in my early 20s, not pregnant... no these 'extra' factors, if you get my gist. Everything else on my blood test was fine. I'm not anaemic, and all other results only fluctuated slightly, not a lot.
I'm essentially asking has anyone else experienced this? I know being hypos we probably do a lot of blood tests...
If anyone can give me any reassurance on whether it's normal to have WBC fluctuate over time, as much as from 8 to 4, and whether a slightly low neutrophil count put me in the risk of infection. Scared... but aren't we all from time to time
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!