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Leukemia without all the symptoms?

By December 23, 2012 - 4:39pm
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I went to an infectious Disease dr. He said b/c the EIA was negative he thought the Western Blot was a false positive. I am so confused. I was treated for Lyme over the summer but had no known tick bite. They are sending me to an Endocrinologist and a Rheumatologist in a larger city. My symptoms line up with Lymes but also similar to those of a lot of other immune disorders.

Is 0.5 immature granulocytes a concern for Leukemia? How do doctors rule that out? What else would be indicative of Leukemia? Thanks... Can someone have Leukemia without bruising/bleeding?

My symptoms: knee pain, low grade fever esp. at night, weak, achy (flu-like), headaches, weight gain, and puffy face, weird throat feeling (internal not sore throat), rapid heart beat.

I would think my PCP would have told me if Cancer was a concern...He did say it is concerning that I have Immature Granulocytes but said he would be highly concerned if it was over 2.5 and I only have .5

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Dear Beth,

Listen to your PCP. Remember that an elevated granulocyte count is also an indicator of an infection. There are other factors that have to come in in order for your doctor to be worried about Leukemia. If it isn't Lyme disease, then your doctors will rule out other possible conditions-- that is why you were referred to an endocrinologist and a rheumatologist. We cannot diagnose you and it seems that your doctor is doing the right thing by sending you out for further testing.

Best of luck-- please keep us posted.


December 24, 2012 - 8:25am
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