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Had normal CBC w/diff 5 weeks ago. Could leukemia have developed in that time? I'm having some bone pain and worried. Can it develop in 5 weeks?

Had normal CBC w/diff 5 weeks ago. Could leukemia have developed in that time? I'm having some bone pain and worried. Can it develop in 5 weeks?

EVIDENCE?..: What evidence – other than "bone pain" – do you have to suspect leukemia? Is your "bone pain" really a bone pain, or something else? It may feel like bone pain, but it can fool you (and sometimes can fool a doctor). ...Read more

Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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Can someone please explain bone pain in leukemia? If CBC blood work was normal, can I still. Have leukemia?

Can someone please explain bone pain in leukemia? If CBC blood work was normal, can I still. Have leukemia?

Leukemia...: Leukemia is an uncontrolled proliferation of malignant cells in the bone marrow. The marrow is composed of bone with marrow spaces. In leukemia, these marrow spaces become overpopulated by leukemic cells which compress the normal bone marrow structures, causing pain. Rarely, the cells cannot get out of the marrow and the WBC/CBC will be normal: an aleukemic leukemic. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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32 year old with lifelong HCV + a year of bone pain/discomfort (ribs, upper back, hips). Cbc normal, low ferritin/iron. Should I screen for myeloma?

32 year old with lifelong HCV + a year of bone pain/discomfort (ribs, upper back, hips). Cbc normal, low ferritin/iron. Should I screen for myeloma?

Not yet: You're young for myeloma and even in the unlikely event that you have it, there's little benefit to early diagnosis. Look for the cause of your iron loss instead -- a total-body lack of iron may make you feel ill long before it makes you anemic. Today, bone pain from vitamin d deficiency and/or diet-related osteomalacia is extremely common. Might this be the explanation? Stay proactive. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I see for hard lymph nodes and bone pain? Primary ran CBC cmp normal. Severe fatigue. Low t3, (liothyronine) mild anemia.

What type of doctor would I see for hard lymph nodes and bone pain?  Primary ran CBC cmp normal.  Severe fatigue. Low t3, (liothyronine) mild anemia.

You have choices: You could ask your primary to refer you for a second opinion from either an internist or a specialist. Where are the hard nodes located? If they are in the neck and ENT doctor can evaluate them for a biopsy. A hematologist can also investigate the cause of anemia and hard lymph nodes. How low is your hemoglobin? ...Read more

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Collar bone pain, swelling. X-ray, CT scan nl. Labs for sed rate, cpk, creatinine kinase, CBC all nl. Pcp, pain dr stumped. Any ideas or suggestions?

Collar bone pain, swelling. X-ray, CT scan nl. Labs for sed rate, cpk, creatinine kinase, CBC all nl. Pcp, pain dr stumped. Any ideas or suggestions?

Do you lift weights?: If you lift weights (benchpress), that might be the culprit. The muscles and ligaments that attach to the collarbone are shown in the diagram. If your pain is at one of these places, you likely have a strain from lifting. If you've fallen on your outstretched arm, the same thing can happen. Also, ask your doctor about osteonecrosis (dying bone due to lack of blood supply). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Random Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Random Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

?IBS: Could be IBS but concern over recent onset. This may be the result of a recent infection resulting in residual bowel sensitivity-known as "post infectious IBS"
Please see our website and book for more details "The Gut Solution". ...Read more

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Sudden onset of painful pelvic bone pain that occurs randomly whn period is it normal? I also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during p

Sudden onset of painful pelvic bone pain that occurs randomly whn period is it normal? I also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during p

Gynecology exam: No, this is not normal. Have an exam to determine the problem and start treatment. Don't wait — early detection can prevent developing new issues including emotional ones. Best! ...Read more

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Hi. I have had pain in my bones and joins for 8 years which is growing during this time. Recently I had a normal cbc test. Suspected to leukemia?

Hi. I have had pain in my bones and joins for 8 years which is growing during this time. Recently I had a normal cbc test. Suspected to leukemia?

Joint pains?leukemia: Hello Jason569, If you are having chronic joint pain you should see a Rheumatologist to evaluate. You cannot have a NORMAL CBC and be a suspect for leukmia. Leukemia does not present with chronic joint pain. Yu don't have leukemia. Don't worry but attend to your joint pain thx ...Read more

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If regarding CBC everything is normal but platelets=481 and leukocytes=11.1 and no any indications or symptoms, so is that need Biopsy bone marrow?

If regarding CBC everything is normal but platelets=481 and leukocytes=11.1 and no any indications or symptoms, so is that need Biopsy bone marrow?

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, having all the CBC values would have helped. From the information you provided, there is no need for a bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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Small xtra growth of bone in right femur. CBC histo reflects NE 42.2, LY 49.1, MO 2.7, EO 5.2 & BA 0.8. Why low NE, MO & high LY, EO&BA? Alk phos normal.

Small xtra growth of bone in right femur. CBC histo reflects NE 42.2, LY 49.1, MO 2.7, EO 5.2 & BA 0.8. Why low NE, MO & high LY, EO&BA? Alk phos normal.

This means nothing: White blood cell percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. This means nothing and I often wish labs wouldn't even report these. Only if the absolute counts go very far from the reference range are they worth paying attention to. THe only real question is whether to proceed with the workup of the bone lesion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was told my CBC was all normal and So can I assume my systems close to the bone marrow (bowel, kidney etc) are relatively ok?

Was told my CBC was all normal and So can I assume my systems close to the bone marrow (bowel, kidney etc) are relatively ok?

No: I'm concerned about why you're asking. People can die of kidney failure, bowel obstructions / infections, cirrhosis and much else with completely normal CBC's. A chemical profile will add more information, but the most important test in medicine is your history and physical exam. If you have health anxiety, your best step is to cultivate a close relationship with a trustworthy physcian. Cheers. ...Read more

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A few swollen hard/some soft lymphnodes on collar bone. I have a sinus infection could this be why? Cbc normal

A few swollen hard/some soft lymphnodes on collar bone. I have a sinus infection could this be why? Cbc normal

Ignore them: Everybody your age has a few palpable nodes in the head / neck / collarbone region. Only if they are stony-hard, preposterously large, or attached to surrounding structures are they worrisome. ...Read more

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I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?

I've a swollen lymph node above my left collar bone 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Went to dr had a CBC and mono test. Everything came back normal. Next?

Time: Most enlarged lymph nodes are inflammatory in nature and not related to tumor. These nodes may be tender. Ultrasound is good tool for characterizing abnormal lymph nodes from normal lymph nodes. If enlarged node persists further investigation necessary. Doppler ultrasound helps distinguish by vascular pattern. Normal lymph nodes architecture usually different from nodes infiltrated by tumor. ...Read more

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I'm 38, normal CBC, history of frequent urination. Have been urinating at night a while. Varying leg bone pains, numbness. Do I need a prostate exam?

I'm 38, normal CBC, history of frequent urination. Have been urinating at night a while. Varying leg bone pains, numbness. Do I need a prostate exam?

Nocturia: Yes, I would start with getting urinalysis and prostate exam and PSA. You could have urinary tract infection or more likely a prostate infection. Also, have blood sugar checked to rule out diabetes. Prostate cancer would be unusual at your age. Have kidney function checked since you are on lisinopril. ...Read more

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I have a normal cbc. I have transient bone aches, generalized itching, and light night sweats. I also have a history of hypochondria. Should I be concerned with Lymphoma? What should I ask my doctor?

I have a normal cbc. I have transient bone aches, generalized itching, and light night sweats. I also have a history of hypochondria. Should I be concerned with Lymphoma? What should I ask my doctor?

Here's my advice: Everybody gets transient bone aches and if you don't drench the sheets it's probably not a night sweat. Try changing your soap and laundry detergent; if you've still got the itch, get with your physician. Lymphoma is usually not this subtle in its presentation and you're a bit young for a non-Hodkin's and a bit old for Hodgkin's. Especially, work on staying aerobically fit -- helps with worry. ...Read more

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I am 34, has had frequency of urination intermittently, thoracic pain at night, CBC, bmp blood normal, could I have bone mets from prostate cancer?

I am 34, has had frequency of urination intermittently, thoracic pain at night, CBC, bmp blood normal, could I have bone mets from prostate cancer?

No: Too young for that Dx. Kidney stone is more likely. Flush yourself, Get urine checked. Simple urine infection with or without stone possible. See PMD. ...Read more

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On and off daily knee pain. CBC was normal. No swelling, no heat, no lump just pain. Advil does not help. I'm not overweight. Bone cancer?

On and off daily knee pain. CBC was normal. No swelling, no heat, no lump just pain. Advil does not help. I'm not overweight. Bone cancer?

Likely not bone canc: Knee pain is a very common problem, it may happen related to overuse injuries, very often seen in athletes. Or it may be arthritic or inflammatory from other autoimmune problems. Knee pain can actually be referred hip pain, it may be bursitis or torn or sprained ligaments, or meniscal injuries. The role of your doctor is to find out which of these it is; very rarely it will be cancer; VERY RARE. ...Read more

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Chronic 8, 9 back pain. Below right rib. Deep pain close to spine. Negative mri, abdominal ct, bone scan. Urinalysis, CBC and cmp normal. Now what?

Chronic 8, 9 back pain. Below right rib. Deep pain close to spine. Negative mri, abdominal ct, bone scan. Urinalysis, CBC and cmp normal. Now what?

See answer: A normal ct scan and urinalysis would pretty much rule out an underlying urological problem. A normal MRI and bone scan would tend to rule out a significant skeletal, spine or disc problem but not necessarily a muscular or some nerve-related problems. Would suggest evaluation by an orthopedic and/or pain specialist. ...Read more

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What causes bone pain on activity had low vit d which is normal now?

? bone pain: Could this be joint pain caused by some early arthritis if it persists it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I started having increased bone pain with pre menapause symptoms is this normal and what can I do for it?

Not normal: The most common cause of bone pain is vitamin d deficiency. This is common if you do not go in the sun or if you use sun block when you do go in the sun. Be sure that your blood level of vitamin d is above 30 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Had vit d deficiency when I got it tested 2 mths back. It is normal now but I still have bone pain that shifts all over the body. What to do?

Had vit d deficiency when I got it tested 2 mths back. It is normal now but I still have bone pain that shifts all over the body. What to do?

Pain: Congrats on getting your vitamin D level raised. Please continue to see your doctor about the pain. It is likely an inflammatory or arthritic situation. Ask him/her about an anti-inflammatory diet and supplementing w/turmeric after the cause of your discomfort is determined. Ask about being checked for Lyme Disease. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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