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I am an 84 year old female. Over the past five blood tests my white blood cell count has been continually dropping, it is now 2.7. my doc wants me to redo in 4 months. Her nurse practictioner told me to see a hematologist now. I have not been able to reach my doc for additional info. I am concerned.

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

The lab report is headed CBC (includes diff/plt) if that helps

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I dont think so, she has been my doc for years.

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Let me tell you at the outset that this may not be anything serious, if there are no associated symptoms and signs.

But there is no harm in getting it further investigated and evaluated by a hematologist. The common causes can be;

1) Subtle viral infection

2) Autoimmune disorder.

3) Drugs / Medications / Hebs

4) Vitamin deficiency

5) Aplastic anemia

6) Hypersplenism

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** confused about the two differing opinions: the nurse practitioner telling me to see hematologist now, and my doc recommending a redo in four months. i am inclined to accept my docs recommendation but she is hard to reach and I haven't received a return call.

You are very welcome.

It is all about symptoms and signs. If you have none and you are feeling alright, this can be wait and watch after 4 months.

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