Yes I know what this is. I was a clinical scientist for many years, now I switched to engineering.
I’m one of the few old guard people who can still read blood from a slide and a microscope, instead of an instrument profile.
A reticulocyte is an immature red blood cell. It indicates that your body is struggling to keep up with RBC production.
When it hits that tipping point, your body starts pushing out the cells before they are ready. Those are reticulicytes.
The problem is, that they are also much less able to do the job of shuttling oxygen to cells.
This actually makes the situation worse and you fall into a loop.
You and your doctor need to find out what the true issue is, which is usually some chronic bleeding, maybe internal.
Or it could just be that your bone marrow is not able to keep up.
I know that you are currently nearly vegan. Usually people with your blood issues will be encouraged to eat more animal protein. There is also an Injectible drug, which it seems like you won’t need if you are only slightly anemic.
Don’t worry as much about WBC if you are not sick, it’s ok.
But wbc also requires protein to produce.
Your hemoglobin is low because your red cells are low so it makes perfect sense.
This is not a big deal really, just need to find out why you are losing blood or not making enough, and also check your iron levels.