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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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Can someone detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Can someone detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Maybe soon: At this point, it is not possible though there are some newer technologies that may make it possible to detect circulating tumor cells or a signature for having a bone cancer like osteosarcoma or ewing sarcoma. ...Read more

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My prostate biopsy came back positive for cancer. Urologist has ordered a blood test, bone scan, & CT Scan. What is he looking for in the B/test?

My prostate biopsy came back positive for cancer. Urologist has ordered a blood test, bone scan, & CT Scan. What is he looking for in the B/test?

Additional tests: After a positive biopsy for prostate cancer are done to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The bones are a common area for prostate cancer to spread (metastasize.) Good luck! ...Read more

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Dull pain on weigh bearing rheumatologist think it's due to chronic vit d deficiency now vit d normal nuclear bone scan ra factor blood test normal can it be osteomalacia my alkaline phosphate normal?

Dull pain on weigh bearing rheumatologist think it's due to chronic vit d deficiency now vit d normal nuclear bone scan ra factor blood test normal can it be osteomalacia my alkaline phosphate normal?

Be patient: Rheumatologist are very knowledgeable, and evaluate this kind of condition several times daily. If your Vit D has been low for several months or years, then thinning of the bones is likely to have taken place. Normalizing the deficient level will not immediately bring about bone density improvement - it will take 1 to 2 years. Hopefully, your symptoms will start to improve within 6 months. ...Read more

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My ALP blood test came back 2 times now in 2 months. 158 first time, 68 second time. My bones do hurt. Wrists. What should I do?

My ALP blood test came back 2 times now in 2 months. 158 first time, 68 second time. My bones do hurt. Wrists. What should I do?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your second reading with within normal limits and your ALP may not be related to your symptoms. You may try taking Vitamin D3 at a dose of about 4000 units/day for about three months. ...Read more

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Mu daughter have had a blood test recently. I am told that her FLT are high (54) and they mention something about bones. What can it indicate?

Mu daughter have had a blood test recently. I am told that her FLT are high (54) and they mention something about bones. What can it indicate?

Explanation: This number not so high to worry about. Important to know is she healthy or recently had some medical problems. If everything fine it may be may be related to her growth and that's why doctor mention bones. ...Read more

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What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more

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What kind of blood test would my hematology dr. Order to see what's wrong with my blood instead of a bone marrow test?

Hierarchy of tests: Usual approach is to do a complete blood cells count and performa microscopic examination of the blood smear, the latter may be done by a pathologist. Depending on the findings, symptoms, and signs, other tests may be selected, e.G, flow cytometry, antibody testing, dna testing, and a bone marrow. Each test has its own place and there is no test instead of bone marrow. ...Read more

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Why do the bones in my keg ache all the time I feel it more when I go to bed I've had blood test and all good what's my next option please thank you?

Why do the bones in my keg ache all the time I feel it more when I go to bed I've had blood test and all good what's my next option please thank you?

Though not usually: Described as an "ache", if your clinical history, lab work and x-rays (if done) are all normal you may have RLS or restless limb syndrome. Hard to tell without interviewing and examining you, but perhaps you could discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more