Over the past 3 years, i have been having a high white blood cell count. It started at 11.8 3 years ago. The docs ran a battery of tests including a bone marrow Bx, which all came back ok. I was told by the oncologist, that I just have a high count, but to get the counts checked regularly. I did that for about 8 months...it gradually kept rising, and was always told I just have a high count. about a year ago, i was once again tested for leukemia when the count was at 14.5...and it came back again, negative. Was told again...that they want to *watch* it. This week, i had tested again...and now the wbc is at 18.5. and once again...just told they want to*watch* the counts. I dont know what we are watching. I dont know if maybe i should go see a Hematologist? or just keep wathcing it? what exactly are we watching it for...if I am just told, I just have a high count? AND...if i am the type of person who has a high count...shouldnt it at least stay stable?? If anyone can give their opinion that would be great.
as of oct 2009
wbc 18.5 normal is 4-11
Neutrophils 80% normal is 40-74%
lymphocytes are at 15% normal is 19-48%
everything else is within normal ranges.