Patient :I'm basically 28 weeks pregnant and I had blood work done. A CBC was done and my WBC was high (14) and the obgyn said I had a few unusual immature cells. He ran it past s hematologist and was told to just have me come back in a couple weeks to retest again. He didn't seem very concerned but I am. Looking online I keep
Seeing leukemia appearing. I've never had issues with my blood before and I get a CBC yearly. In fact, he drew my blood when I was two months pregnant and it was normal. At the time they drew blood I was starting to develop a rash and had a headache. And now I have a yeast infection. Could this be a concern?
Thanks for the query.
Pregnancy is an immuno compromised state and there is lower immunity in pregnancy. Leukemia is also a state of lower immunity. However if well maintained and controlled we can avoid acute emergencies like bleeding and infection.
Headache, fever and rash all suggest an infection. There is nothing to panic but care must be taken to control the infection. Rash may sometimes indicate low platelet count. The doctor will do a CBC and manage the condition. Do not worry about it for now. It will take time to settle down.
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