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Forum Name: Leukemia
|sam999 - Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:49 am|
Here are my Symptoms....
Rashes on the legs, hands and skin irritation since last 2 months.
Unusual Pain in stoomach - looks like GAS or major infection.
Admitted in the hospital for few days to overcome Stoomach Infection.
Carried out 3 Blood count test in last 15 days.
1st Test result --- WBC - 27000 including 65% Eosinophils
2nd Test result --- WBC- 31000 including 77% Eosinophils
Started Steroids for 4 days and
3rd Test result --- WBC - 11200 including 32% Eosinophils.
Already doctor consulation going on and they are suggesting for Bornmero. I am afraid about bornmero and suspecting lukemia.
Can anyone tell me - Are these clear symptoms of Lukemia or anything else?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:55 pm|
I would be fairly concerned about this. The white blood cell count being elevated, in itself, is not particularly concerning since some infections can do this. However, the eosinophil count is dramatically elevated. This is most definitely worth evaluating.
Eosinophilic leukemia is much less common than other forms of leukemia but it does exist. Your symptoms are pretty non-specific and could be from any number of things. Eosinophils can also become elevated in hyperallergic conditions and with infections with microbes such as parasites.
The bone marrow biopsy will allow evaluation for leukemias and other problems with eosinophil production. If there is a condition such as eosinophilic leukemia, the earlier it can be detected the better. Just based on this I would tend to agree that a bone marrow biopsy is in order. However, I do not have access to your entire medical chart and cannot directly evaluate you so I cannot make a recommendation about this.
Follow up with your doctor is important.
|sam999 - Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:07 am|
Thanks Dr. Chan for the detailed explanation.
In addition to this, I wanted to highlight one more point here.
After getting 3rd Report I have stopped taking Steroids without informing to my doctor. Meanwhile I started Ayurvedic Medical Trematment to overcome the situation.
Since last 7 days I have not taken any medicines and stopped taking foods. I only take liquid -semi liquid food currently to improve the digestion capacity.
I am going to conduct one more blood test after 2 days. Can you please suggest what are the possibilities or requirement to go for Born Merro if my next blood report will produce the better results in terms of WBC and Eosinophils ? !!
Thanks in advance.
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