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A little about my history. im a 53 year old female. I do

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Hello Dr. David.
A little about my history. im a 53 year old female. I do smoke and have panic attacks " triggered by the smallest of things. " I worry 24/7 just about everything. I have arthritis in both my hands around the thumb joint and last year both knees have begun to hurt with a bakers Crystal Behind the right knee. I get weekly allergy Injection .
In February my WBC was reading at:
WBC 13.2
Neutrophils 57%. Absolute 7.6
Lymphs 28%. Absolute 3.7
Monocytes 9%. Absolute 1.2
EOS 5%. Absolutely 0.6
Basis 1%. Absolute 0.1
Had blood work done last week and Now everything has gone up.
WBC 15.8
Neutrophils 60%. Absolute 9.6
Lymphs 23%. Absolute 3.6
Monocytes 20%. Absolute 1.6
EOS 6%. Absolute 0.9
Basos 1% Absolute 0.1
Doctor now wants me to see a specialist . .. I am so very worried to what is going on. Do these reading mean I have leukemia or lymphoma ?
Thank you for your time.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

your WBC count level is not at the leukemia or lymphoma level.

WBC count of 15.8 can be from chronic viral infection.

you could be battling a viral infection or long term irritation or inflammation in your body.