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Tired, achy, badneck/upperback pain, malaise, frequent colds for last 4 mos. no luck with neuro. doc says hematologist bc slightly low wbc. really? who should i see next? rheum? infectious disease?

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Dr. Michael Thompson answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

It is not surprising from the limited information given that neuro wasn't helpful. None of those symptoms are neurologic. They are all vague and common, so hard to pin down. I would regroup with your primary care md to see what he or she thinks. A low white blood cell count (WBC) may be a paradoxical reaction to infection (eg viral) or related to an auto-immune issue.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Alexander Schermer answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Low WBC counts and myalgias (body aches) can be due to many different things including infectious diseases, bone marrow problems, depression, even cancer. Talk to your pmd about further blood tests to help narrow the possibilities (ie lyme disease testing, lupus/ra testing, etc). Your primary doctor should help you narrow your choices.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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