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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Just got a blood test result where my NRBC was .03 and I am supposed to see a hematologist. I'm worried and would like to know what it could mean. ?

Just got a blood test result where my NRBC was .03 and I am supposed to see a hematologist. I'm worried and would like to know what it could mean. ?

Nucleated RBC: are immature forms of red blood cells. Normally not present in peripheral blood. Their presence often signals increased RBC turnover, either from increased destruction, increased production or both. Many causes but a hematologist can sort them out for you. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Alp is 121 and have had ultrasound and bone blood test which are fine. I don't drink. What would cause this? Is this why im tired all time? How to fix

Alp is 121 and have had ultrasound and bone blood test which are fine. I don't drink. What would cause this? Is this why im tired all time? How to fix

That is a: Minimally elevated alkaline phosphatase. Not likely to be the cause of your fatigue which means we need to find the problem to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?

I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?

Possibly, Do check:: with your Rheumatologist as he can help you monitor it and may even start you on meds to control it, depending on your clinical findings and symptoms. We would like to treat YOU rather than a lab result. ...Read more

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If lymphoma occurs in small intestine, what is the best treatment protocol for a cure. Bone marrow and blood test was negative. Should I be concerned?

If lymphoma occurs in small intestine, what is the best treatment protocol for a cure. Bone marrow and blood test was negative. Should I be concerned?

To a degree: Treatment of small bowel lymphoma requires proper histology and staging in addition to factors such as age, multiple areas of involvement, tumor size, and perforation. The best treatment for GI lymphoma is limited resection of the tumor, followed by postoperative radiotherapy. Cure rate is approximately 75% even with aggressive histologic types. Chemotherapy is reserved for advanced-staged tumors. In patients with regional nodal involvement or extranodal involvement confined to one side of the diaphragm ...Read more

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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Can you detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Can you detect bone cancer through a blood test?

No.: Bone cancers are typically diagnosed by biopsy after noticing an abnormality on x-ray or mri. There typically have no abnormalities of blood work. Leukemia is a bone marrow disorder. This is not a bone cancer, but can be confused, as the abnormal marrow is inside the bone. Leuekemias often have abnormal blood work. ...Read more

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