I know medical records are confidential and I guess it sounds a little silly that I would post my blood test results on the web, but what's the big deal?
So, here is the result of the full CBC:
|Component||My Value||Standard Range|
(according to KP)
|WBC COUNT||7.7||3.5-12.5 K/uL|
|RED BLOOD CELLS COUNT||3.71||3.60-5.70 M/uL|
|RDW, RBC||13.8||11.9-14.3 %|
|PLATELETS COUNT||203||140-400 K/uL|
So, according to the KP standard range, I'm a little low in the HGB (Hemoglobin) and the Hematocrit. Being the curious person I am, I also looked these values up on the web and found that other places seem to have different ranges of acceptance of the range where it is "fine." With the KP range, I'm only a little low. With the ranges I looked up, those levels seem much lower. I'm not too concerned about it just yet since my levels aren't too far out of the KP range, though, but I won't be surprised if my doctor has me go on an iron supplement. Actually, even if she doesn't, it might not be a bad idea anyway. If my doctor doesn't want to do something about it, I'll probably still try to do something about it on my own.
This would explain why lately I just feel as though I hit the wall. I have no energy and just feel blah. But then again, my belly is measuring about 32 weeks so it could just be the progressing pregnancy. It's nothing I didn't expect. I love being pregnant just the same.