Sorry, yes I am referencing platelets. I'm sorry I don't have specific numbers, but I know why wbc was in the middle of perfect. My rbc was the only things a little low (4.36). MCV, MCH, & MCHC were all good.
that's correct - no other problems noted, and no medications other than occasional advil for headaches.
my rbc was 3.46, not 4.36, I am sorry. No one brought this up, though.
Okay, thank you very much doctor. So as far as MDS or other fatal diseases, this is so unlikely that it's not worth thinking about? What kind of odds are we talking about with this type of diagnosis? Could this be a precursor for things to come in the future, since I am just 25 now?
If I can accept your words and feel comfotable, can I skip on the hematologist? If it's purely for peace of mind? Thanks again
Okay, he actually said they would follow up for a test in 6 months, and it's been 7 without a follow up at this point. I am assuming if he were even slightly worried he would have gotten back in touch. I spoke with the nurse who said the only reason a hematologist was brought up was because I rushed back in for a re-test and he knew I was frightened. I also assume there was a little bit of a liability issue there (which I understand), even though I respect and trust the doctor. I feel like a doctor saying something is "very unlikely" means there is maybe 1% chance or something that minimal? Sorry, I am a numbers guy. I know it's crazy, but if you could gtive me your professional opinion on some sort of % chance this will turn into MDS I'd really appreciate it. With that, I'll say thank you one last time and let you go. Have a good day.