so worried

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  1. Emilyc

    Emilyc PREGNANT 1st trimester

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    hello all,

    Im really worried I went for my weekly scan yesterday and my blood results say -
    I have high white blood cells =15.44
    low iron levels
    neutrophils =11.12

    I have been told I need to call next week for the results I had done yesterday!
    This is making me feel so worried and with all my other probs im so fed up!

    Advice would be great
     
  2. Lois

    Lois Me, OH, Evie & Joseph

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    Hello,

    I'm no expert but, high white blood cells usually means your body is working well to fight an infection - so your body may well handle the infection itself or you might be advised to take a course of antibiotics to help it along. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell.

    Low iron levels are not uncommon in pregnancy and can generally be dealt with fairly easily with a course of iron and vitamin c supplements. Extreme iron deficiency sometimes requires a blood transfusion (which is a very standard procedure).

    Based on the results you have described I wouldn't be very worried.

    Lx
     
  3. Emilyc

    Emilyc PREGNANT 1st trimester

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    Thanks so much made me feel better x

    Its so odd as I dont feel ill just tired maybe its due to the amount of blood thinners im on xx
     
  4. sophie22

    sophie22 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, lois is right. i used to work in a path lab doing bloods. infection, but they will sort it out for you dont worry xxx
     

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