Patient :Hi Dr. I am thirty years old and have two children under the age of three. I went for a routine checkup about 6 weeks ago and the dr. Called me back to discuss my bloodwork. He mentioned that the white blood cell count was slightly elevated and as a precaution he wanted me to retake the test. I took it, and once again he said the white blood cell count was high and that there were some immature cells showing. He had me
Make an appointment with a specialist which I have set. He reassured me that there is nothing to be concerned about and that this is just precautionary, and could even be machine error. I have tried to reasearch a little about immature blood cells and it seems to me that the main causes for this is typically leukemia. I have been on edge for the past two weeks about this and have not told Anyone. Is this a real possibility or can there be other less serious causes to immature white blood cells? Is machine error a typical issue with blood work?
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