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CLL with Factor VII deficiency and approaching treatment. Should I be extra concerned about bleeding risks?

Ask the Doctor Question:

CLL with Factor VII deficiency and approaching treatment. Should I be extra concerned about bleeding risks?  WBC today at 75.  Three-months ago at 60.8.

Answer: It is difficult to say since WBC counts do not have anything to do with bleeding. Additionally, we don’t have access to your other labs or previous counts, so please talk to your physician about your lab values as they will have all your past labs. Please keep in mind that overall trends in your lab results are much more important than any individual abnormal lab value

If you have any questions about what the normal lab values are, you can look at this section of our website:

Additionally, many patients find it helpful to use our lab trending tool where you can enter your lab values and watch them trend over time in one place. That can be found on our website.