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CBC's

Hi,

I was just wondering if a CBC panel will always have positive results (in terms of white blood count and hemoglobin levels) if lymphoma or leukemia are present.

Thanks!
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Hey :-)

That's what I'm wondering as well! I have a lot of the symptoms of leukemia (fever for two months, chills, night sweats, excessive sweating during the day, spleen pain, freqent infections, appetite loss, severe bone/joint pain) but my white blood count is normal and I've had at least three CBCs.

I've got a two month wait to see an endocrinologist/internist - I'm goin' nuts!

Sooo... can a person have leukemia or lymphoma with a normal CBC?
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Hi:  If you have a elevated White Blood Count, it can be indicative of Leukemia, but not definitely.  You could have a infection of some type.  I do have Leukemia, and I had no symptoms at all.  I had a routine yearly blood test, and had a elevated white count.  They repeated my test a few weeks later, and it had gone up higher.  Also all my other panels had elevations.  They did not know that it was Leukemia until I got a Bone Marrow Biopsy to be sure of my diagnosis.
    Why do you ask?  Do you have abnormal blood work?  Some people say they had joint pain or they were very tired, but that also can indicate something else.
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I have a toddler son, who has terrible eczema skin.  He has enlarged lymph nodes EVERYWHERE.  Inguinal, scalp, axillary....

They have done 2 different CBCs on him and both have been normal.  

Since he can't really talk or tell me what is going on, I pray that he only has eczema.  But since his main symptom is chronic itching, could this itching be from lymphoma/leukemia, as I have read those are symptoms???

Maybe he was wrongly diagnosed w/ eczema and may have something else?

I guess I was just getting worried & wanted to know if any of you knew of someone who was diagnosed with lymphoma/leukemia with a normal CBC?
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just wanted to say oops & sorry! I am new to the posting forum & wanted to post a similar question to the one you asked, and I accidentally posted a reply instead of a new question!
sorry!

hope we both get the answers we are looking for!
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