I recently went to the doctor for some minor issues I was having - dizziness, some night sweats (not all the time though, just a couple times a month), hair loss, inability to gain weight. Basically, all of my symptoms are really vague and could be related to many things.
She ran some blood tests and noted that my thyroid was a little on the sluggish side. I asked for my lab report because the doctor checked my ferritin in this recent report and another doctor (a dermatologist) that dx'ed me with diffuse alopecia areata last spring wanted a follow up on my ferritin level.
When I looked at my report, I noticed that my WBC and my RBC was somewhat low. My neutrophils (as a percentage of my blood cells) were also low. I want to know if I should be concerned about the values I'm seeing for a 28-year old woman:
Hematocrit: 37.1 (%)
Neutrophils (Abs): 2.2
Lymph (Abs): 2.3
Monocytes (Abs): 0.4
Eos (Abs): 0.1
Baso (Abs): 0.0
I should note that the day after I took this test I developed two canker sores (aphthous ulcer) that caused the lymph nodes under my jaw to swell, so maybe that caused my low blood count. My calcium level was high (10.1), but I've been taking a vitamin D supplement for the Alopecia Areata and I think excess Vitamin D can cause your calcium levels to rise.
Any advice an expert doctor can offer would be great. I go back to see my doctor in four weeks and if there are any questions I should be asking based on my lab results, I would appreciate your suggestions! If my labs are completely normal and no cause for worry, then knowing that would be amazing as well.