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Abnormal WBC, bruising, Pain etc.

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  • Posted By: Piobaire
  • March 20, 2007
  • 04:14 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?

Thanks :)

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  • Hi there Your symptoms sound similar to mine i had lots of bruising and ecessive tiredness i was found to have a low platelet count a disorder called ITP ideopathic thrombocytic pupura (spelling might not be quite right) i also have cvid (common variable immunodeficiency) this leaves me prone to infections as it means i have low levels of certain immunoglobulins (white blood cells)you could look on their websites they have a list of common signs and symptoms if you just type in the name of the disorder into your search engine you should see the ITP association or the PIA primary immunodeficiency Association. If you get no joy from your GP you could ask to be referred to a heamatologist who specialise in diagnosing blood disorders. Hope you get a speedy diagnosis so you can get back to your sports. Diane:)
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  • Thanks for your reply Diane, I should have mentioned that I had my spleen removed when I was 16 and since then I have had pretty high platelet levels (they fluctuate between 500,000 and 700,000) although they did drop a little to just under 500,000 this last time so maybe that means they are decreasing too? I will take a look at the conditions you mentioned and maybe asking to see a specialist would be best. Thanks again,Allison :)
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