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Hello guys newbie with abnormal blood test results!

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hey everyone! I am a 25-year-old female. I have horrible anxiety, PTSD, and phobia. My worst battle is hypochondria! I just got my blood tests back. everything normal except for a slightly elevated WBC (i don't remember the exact number unfortunately) But all I can think about is leukemia. Of course, i stupidly googled and that's what pops up everywhere! he told me he is not worried but he wants to do another blood test that i have scheduled on Tuesday of next week! He said its probably either an infection or stress. I just cant stop thinking of the L word! :(
 
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I would trust your doctor and not worry about it. Considering you have high levels of stress due to anxiety, PTSD, phobias, it is likely that your WBC count is slightly elevated due to stress.
 

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Hi Calm,

You certainly do not have leukemia. When one has that, even in the beginning many elements of blood results (CBC) are off such as and especially platelets. Plus, you would be fatigued; not usual tired but can't move exhaustion. It is way common to have at least 1 reading in a blood test not within range. Anytime your body is battling anything be it a virus, a low grade infection, or stress (my vote in your case) it affects the WBC count.

The doctor is just doing his due diligence by repeating the test. it certainly doesn't mean he is suspecting a problem.
 

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it's standard protocol to repeat abnormal lab results, as @Bobnnat said. Absolutely nothing to worry about.

please don't google this stuff... it's only going to make your anxiety worse.
 
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Hi Calm,

You certainly do not have leukemia. When one has that, even in the beginning many elements of blood results (CBC) are off such as and especially platelets. Plus, you would be fatigued; not usual tired but can't move exhaustion. It is way common to have at least 1 reading in a blood test not within range. Anytime your body is battling anything be it a virus, a low grade infection, or stress (my vote in your case) it affects the WBC count.

The doctor is just doing his due diligence by repeating the test. it certainly doesn't mean he is suspecting a problem.
Thank you for making me feel better! its so hard when you have healthy anxiety to not google and not think of the C word lol
 
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