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Thanks again for your quick replies. Still waiting for the iron test. I've had two CBCs in a week and both had the same result as far as pattern, but the RBC HGB all HCT went a little lower (the second set of results is the one I originally posted about), and the platelets higher (but not out of control).

These are what the first results showed:

WBC: 4.9 (3.8-10.8)
RBC: 3.92 (3.8-5.1)
HBG: 10.8 (11.7-15.5) (L)
HCT: 33 (35-45) (L)
MCV: 84.4 (80-100)
MCH: 27.6 (27-33)
MCHC: 32.7 (32-36)
RDW: 14.5 (11-15)
Platelets: 416 (140-400) (H)

Second CBC: (As of right now, I only have the RBC, HBG, HCT, and Platelet counts and was told everything else was still within normal limits):

RBC: 3.7 (L)
HBG: 10.2 (L)
HCT: 31 (L)
Platelets: 447 (H)

I'm not too concerned about the lower values within a week because I know they can fluctuate, and they didn't change THAT much I don't think. But why would these same values change and not the MCV, MCHC and RDW? The original values were so borderline on the first CBC that I am surprised they stayed within normal limits while the others were shifting.

I should also add that my kidney and liver functions were within normal limits, so renal and liver diseases can be ruled out. And my WBC were within normal limits. I would think if anything serious was going on things would appear much worse. So what else could it be? All I know is that I hope the iron test shows a low ferritin and not an elevated value. I just don't want to have to get a bone marrow test. I heard those things HURT!

Still waiting for the iron test. Ugh!





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