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4 months and still no answers

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  • Posted By: Beth56
  • April 13, 2010
  • 05:22 PM

My white blood cell count is 24.8 and we do not know why yet. Here is my latest blood test result as of 4/9/10:

Absolute Neutrophil Count 14.8
Lymphocytes 18.0
Absolute Lymphocytes 4.4
Monocytes 4.0
Absolute Monocytes 0.9
Eosinophils 7.0
Absolute Eosinophils 1.7
Basophils 6.0
Absolute Basophils 1.40

Alt (SGPT) 52 (down from 54 on 3/15/10)


I have seen a Hematologist. She said my blood tests and symptoms do not seem to lean toward Leukemia, although it is possible. They have been watching me.

I took a bad fall December 7th, falling on my lower left rib area. Had extreme pain first night. Was out of town but saw my doctor when I returned and that's when the high white cell count was first noticed at 16.9 and has been slowly increasing.

I do not have diabetes. I have had every test for that.

The hematologist ran these tests on 1/19/10:
Westergren 6
Rheumatoid 16
Leuk Alk Ptase 14
WBC 18.7
Granulocytes 79.7
Lymphocytes 18.9

I have not had the bone marrow test as of yet.

My husband and I have been suffering allergies which are new for us. His doctor mentioned dust mites. We do have a fairly dusty house and a bed older than 10 years which is being replaced in the next week.

The only other health problems I have are diverticulosis which is not currently causing any known problem for me, but I have been in the ER for it 2 years ago, and I am overweight. I also had an allergic reaction to hair dye in February, but think it had been ongoing for 6 months. Saw my Dermatolgist, but she really didn't offer any other info. Stopped coloring in case that was part of all of this.

My ENT has written a prescription for me to have a CT scan from my sinuses to my pelvis area to see if we can find anything.

The only symptoms that are new since this all started is I on occasion itch, mostly head and neck, sometimes elsewhere. A little nausea on occasion. I have had some swollen glands first noticed on elbow area. Dull sinus pain but saw my ENT who stated allergies. Mild upper middle to left abdominal discomfort.

So much of what I read about my latest white cell counts leads me to allergens, but my doctor keeps telling me no. I feel like everyone has a one track mind toward Leukemia. I don't have insurance and the bone marrow test is expensive and painful I hear. I would like to rule out other things before I just into this. But I will take the test if needed.

Any suggestions? Need more info, just ask.

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