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Abnormal WBC, Bruising, Pain etc.

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  • Posted By: Piobaire
  • March 20, 2007
  • 04:12 PM


I am a 25 year old athletic female who has always been healthy. For the past two months I have been experiencing bone pain in my left leg with weight bearing, extreme fatigue ( I cannot make it through a 30 min workout when I am used to 3hr training sessions), constant headaches, and widespread bruising on my legs. My doctor suggested I had a stress fracture and told me to rest from exercise which I have been doing but the pain is increasing to the point that I cannot walk any distance or stand for more than 10 minutes at a time. She also did some blood work which showed that my neutrophils and monocytes were elevated and my lymphocytes were decreased. She said this was probably due to a cold but I havent had a cold. Could these symptoms indicate another problem especially since they appear to be increasing?

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  • Have you been checked for cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma? Multiple myeloma causes bone pain and fractures, and young people do get it.
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  • My wife has fibromyalgia, low wbc, and easly bruises. Any updates on your situation...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 17, 2007
    • 09:04 PM
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  • It is true that very high levels of white blood cells can be indicative of Acute Luekemia, and steady rising white blood cells can be indicative of Chronic Luekemia. But please don't worry about cancer just yet... Elevated levels of wbc are most ofen caused by inflammation or infection. As with so many people you have very general symptoms and they can be caused by a number of diseases. Have you had any other kind of minor things going on before you started noticing the symptoms you described in your post? Brusing can have a hormonal cause, such as elevated cortisol levels. It can also be caused by autoimmune diseases that cause the veins to become inflammed. The best thing to do is go back to your doctor and tell her that you want her to keep an eye on your wbcc, and that you are not having any symptoms of a cold. You also need to show her the bruising on your legs. Hope you are able to find the cause of your problems without to many problems on the way... Kiera
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    • November 17, 2007
    • 11:29 PM
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