My last bloodwork, my WBC was 10.9. ANC, or Neur ABS, was 6.53, & my TSH was 8.91. My anion gap was only 4. I asked my doctor to take another blood test, & he said they didnt check it, cas i had a cup of coffee? I know he checked it but wont tell me? His nurse said my prostate bloodwork was normal, & 20 miniutes before i had my urolist say my enlarged prostate was getting worse!(different hospital) So other question is would my bloodwork for enlarge prostate come back normal, even if i was still holding back 25 percent pee? My father had leukemia also. I dont know what is going on, since my brain bleed. If i was well, & didnt own this apt. house, & felt better, i would move out of state, & get another health care. I have cardiac disease, thyroid(low) enlarge prostate,& caught epiglititis a few years ago which was so bad they put me in ICU. Could not swallow anymore, even water, it would come up my nose! Doctor never saw it so bad. I lasted 29 days, with oxygin, & pain patch that didnt help my throat. Anyway, i am very concerned about the high blood counts, & what they mean? thank u!
Interpreting blood work is not my strong point and I'm not really sure about it's accuracy when holding back pee. I wouldn't think that it would not effect the results but I don't know. This may be a better question for the prostate cancer forum.
It sounds like you've been through a lot. Maybe you could change doctors if you are unhappy with the current doctor you have. I hope you are able to find the answers you seek very soon.
Hi! I just wanted to thank you for trying to help me, & especially for the nice compliment you left me from , i think it was Sara? about her problem with swallowing, & the slim gym incident. Obviously i am so confused now, with everything that ive been through!. I think some of my lately problems have to do with ABI, & TBI, when i experienced carbon monoxide poisoning, & my heart attack. Finally after 3 months i got a stent, & that doctor had told me i had 99 percent blockage. Took over a year to start to feel somewhat better(normal) but then a few years later i caught the epiglitis. Now, my memory short term has deteriated, & i just get the run around. People, & doctors just telling me its all in my head, but i deserve to at least see my latest bloodwork, & i just get the runabouts? Im really fed up. My dad went through same symptoms, except he was told when he had luekemia, & something wrong with his spleen? I do know i have an enlarged prostate, that i take medicine for, but i am so fed up with the medical world. A few years ago, at least doctors would let me know what was going on, but all the good doctors, i ever had have now retired! I am not the type person that panics. For over 8 years, doctors were saying i ws fine, cas i was really healthy looking, buff, going to gym, working 40-70 hours a week. Even had a stress test(no contrast) so easy to pass. Well, finally after my heart attack i got a stress test with contrast, still easy to pass, but 3 days later, i got the phone call saying i actually flunked it! Someone had taken the time to read the ex-rays, or something? I dont know anymore. To begin with my IQ, was very low. I just happen to be smart, not intelligent! It has gotton so bad, i have a hard time paying my bills! Ive owned like 7-8 houses, or apt. houses, always paid my bills. No one takes me seriously anymore(doctors) I just wanted to thank you! Cant even get a new doctor. No one will see me. Before that, i had to go out of state to get health care! So, at least i have a doctor in this state, now, but he is holding back, like i mentioned my bloodwork, & so on. Again, thank u, for caring! Steve
You are very welcome Steve. The medical world can be very frustrating, and I think sometimes it's hard for patients (and doctors) to know if symptoms are all connected or just happen to be occurring at the same time as separate problems. Finding a good doctor who listens and addresses your questions and concerns can be hard, especially these days when you are only allotted a small window of time per appointment. The next time you schedule an appointment with your doctor you might ask to block out some extra time so neither of you feel rushed. It will probably cost you more to do that, but sometimes it's necessary. Again I wish you luck and I hope you are able to get the answers you need.
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