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taking steroids for Addisons. Just had BMP today all normal

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taking steroids for Addison's. Just had BMP today all normal results. But CBC showed following:
WBC - 12.8
RBC - 5.41
HGB - 11.7
HCT - 39.5
MCV - 73.0
MCH - 21.6MCHC - 29.6
RDW - 18.0
PLATELET COUNT - 309
GRANULOCYTE % - 75
ABSOLUTE GRAN - 9.5
LYMPH % - 19
ABSOLUTE LYMPH - 2.4
MONO % - 6
ABSOLUTE MONO - 0.8
EOS % - 0
ABSOLUTE EOS - 0
BASO % - 0
ABSOLUTE BASO - 0

NO TEMP ELEVATION, TAKE 2 MG DEX FOR ADDISON'S. IS THERE A CORRELATION TO THE CBC?

Dr Brims : Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
Dr Brims : You're WBC i slightly elevated , but that is normal when you are on steroids
Dr Brims : is slightly elevated*
Dr Brims : Can you see my replies?
Customer: yes...
Dr Brims : ok
Customer: at what point should I be concerned with EBC elevation?
Customer: that is WBC elevation
Dr Brims : If it is over 15000
Customer: would the steroids cause the HGB to drop?
Dr Brims : No, the steroids would not cause this
Dr Brims : Have they done any iron studies?
Customer: no...would that be the next step? I have had some slight shortness of breath as well
Dr Brims : You need to have an iron panel and a possible bone marrow biopsy
Dr Brims : Your platelets are low at 18,000
Dr Brims : The platelets and HCT are too low
Customer: looking for??
Dr Brims : I REALLY advise you to go to an ER right away if no doctor has seen these results
Dr Brims : Are you there?
Customer: yes...but the lab I have shows platelets WNL - 309 and HCT WNL 39.5
Dr Brims : Okay, the way you posted it I thought it said platelets 18 and HCT 11.7, but I see that is not what you meant
Dr Brims : They are normal
Customer: Oh...sorry - thought so too
Customer: I will follow -up with my MD tomorrow.
Dr Brims : Its' ok, I was worried for a minute
Dr Brims : That is best, XXXXX XXXXX on these tests, you are not in danger and the high WBC is normal
Dr Brims : The HCT is slightly low, but nothing that would require testing, just iron supplements
Customer: Thank you.
Dr Brims : You're quite welcome
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