by freehugs on Tue Jun 05, 2012 04:40 PM
Hello, I'm twenty-two and recently had another high white blood cell count. I had been feeling really sick for a long time--tired, bone plain, headaches, blurry vision, stomach pain, blood in stool (i do have crohn's disease but this is a bit different), out of breath and so much more. so i had a routine visit at the doctor and my wbc was 14.5 i went to the er a few days later feeling even worse but it went down to 9.5 I ended up going online and looked at my results from my entire life. When I was born it was 14. the lowest it has ever been was in 2004 at a 5.5. but other than that it's always been over an 8. mainly 13s, maybe more 14s. a few 7s. it could be just from my crohn's, i think but i've been in remission. two times ago, for a blood test, it was 18. not sure if i said that. i am going back to the dr in three months. my symptoms, as i said above also include bruising way too easily but then again, i am a pale person. I'm just not sure. I did have a weird tiny bump in my lower belly that hurt like a bruise when touched. I just need some advice--that until i go back to the doctor in three months. Oh, I also have a mole that has grown rapidly on my back--which is weird because i don't think that has anything to do with leukemia. maybe i'm just going insane. also, my vitamin D showed up really low on my blood tests but I don't know if that has to do with anything.
by Oncrx on Wed Jun 06, 2012 01:56 PM
your WBC is a little high but not that much. In leukemia it can be in the 100's or thousands. I would get the mole checked out since it has changed. Other than that , hang in there. You are doing fine.
by Kerimac100 on Sat Jun 09, 2012 01:42 PM
I'm sure you don't have to wait 3 months to go back to the Dr! Go now for your peace of mind. If your Doc doesn't help, find a new one - demand answers! I have learned to say to them, 'please listen & give me an honest answer' nag them until you feel satisfied.
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