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32 weeks pregnant. WBC currently at 14. Full blood work up, all results negative except flow cytometry showing .01 for leukemia - what does this mean!

32 weeks pregnant. WBC currently at 14. Full blood work up, all results negative except flow cytometry showing .01 for leukemia - what does this mean!

Need to see actual: report. 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, pregnant women normally have higher WBC counts and your is in the normal range. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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I have a leukocyte count of 9600. Is it dangerous for me? Or any chances of leukemia?

I have a leukocyte count of 9600. Is it dangerous for me? Or any chances of leukemia?

This is: A normal wbc. Extremely unlikely to be leukemia, but more detail on the WBC differential needed to comment. ...Read more

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If someone has a chronic leukemia does their WBC stay high?

ONLY IN CLL: Chronic leukemia is two main types. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia most of the times do not need treatment and yes , counts may stay high. Chronic myelogenous leukemia always need treatment and counts should normalize with treatment. ...Read more

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Can wbc count in chronic leukemia spontaneously return to normal range. I was at 18, now 9. W/out treatment? Possible?

Can wbc count in chronic leukemia spontaneously return to normal range. I was at 18, now 9. W/out treatment? Possible?

Hematologist: You haven't provided enough information but spontaneous remission is rare but possible. A hematologist who knows your case and diagnosis is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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For 1 yr under care of hem/onc for possible chronic leukemia. Discharged to pcp. Just had labs done and wbc, rdw, poly#mono# high, low mchc. What now?

For  1 yr under care of hem/onc for possible chronic leukemia. Discharged to pcp. Just had labs done and wbc, rdw, poly#mono# high, low mchc.
What now?

Follow-up: There are different types of chronic leukemia that would be approached differently. What is most important is the trend of the blood counts as well as symptoms you are having. Talk with your pcp about the changes and any concerns you have about the blood counts. ...Read more

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How much is the WBC count and platelet count in chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Variable: The WBC and platelet tend to be high in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. How high it get variyfrom a patient to another and can b as low as 11,000 for WBC, 450,000 for platelet and high as several hundreds of thousands.. ...Read more

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Would you test for leukemia with chronic 15 WBC, low hematocrit, early satiety, fatigue and muscle weakness and malaise¿ Neg for "usual suspects"?

Would you test for leukemia with chronic 15 WBC, low hematocrit, early satiety, fatigue and muscle weakness and malaise¿ Neg for "usual suspects"?

Labs: If you have a persistent WBC count of 15 and are chronically anemic without a known cause for either, I would see a hematologist to pursue the cause of this. ...Read more

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High platelets, potassium, WBC chronically, severe anemic. I was tested by bw for leukemia 14 years ago. It was neg. Now all this is high.Is it likely?

High platelets, potassium, WBC chronically, severe anemic. I was tested by bw for leukemia 14 years ago. It was neg. Now all this is high.Is it likely?

See hem/onc: You should see a hematologist/oncologist and have further evaluation. Blood work only is likely not enough- a bone marrow biopsy should be done to really see what is going on. In the setting of significantly high blood counts, you can have false positive high number on potassium. You md has to repeat it. Best of luck. ...Read more