Hi ive had a lympocyte reading of 4.4 and it has trippled since june ive had another test yesterday and my doc said if it comes back higher she will send me to blood doctor.....ive been unwell with night sweats in chest area no energy and just not feeling like me wen i eat i get full quickly ive had chest xrays and altrasounds but came back fine...my lymp nodes are swollen in my neck....could this mean a type of blood cancer
Hello and welcome to the forum. It sounds possible but the only way to know for sure if you're dealing with a blood cancer is with a lymph node biopsy. If you end up having one, make sure they take a large specimen to study, not just a small needle biopsy. It is important because in a small needle biopsy they might not get enough sample to show if there is cancer and could easily be missed.
There are other blood diseases out there besides cancer but I am not very knowledgable on them. Has your doctor checked your LDH levels? Elevated LDH can also signal a malignancy. Seeing a blood doctor might actually be a good thing and will most likely know exactly what to do for further testing if needed.
I had ldh checked and was elevated...thanx u so much for ur reply ive been stressed cause ive had a infection for 6 months and its only now they are worried about it.....i find out this tues if it is higher but im so wishing for it to come down:-(
An infection for 6 months? Wow, that's a long time. What kind of infection? Maybe this is the reason for the elevated lymphocytes. I know infection causes WBC's to increase. The body does this to so it has an army to fight the infection. The WBC's collect in lymph nodes and often cause them to enlarge. I'm not sure if it can have the same affect on LDH.
I know it's hard but try to stay positive. Let us know how your appointment goes.
The infection ive had for 6 months is what they are looking for but cant seem to tell me what it is....my lympocyte reading just keeps get higher....so tired all time headaches sore tummy not hungry and ive lost 6 kilos i was 73 and now 67...my pulse is all over the place.....i find out tomorrow so i hope i will b ok
I still had a lympocyte reading of 4.5 but doc said she will keep checking it....i also have a swollen uteris i have three lumps on my left side of neck only and she said they were lymp nodes that were up....all my other bloods are fine.....they say u have a infection but cant tell u what it is....grrr
Does your insurance let you self refer to a blood doctor? It sounds like your current doctor has ran out of ideas. I really think at this point you should be seeing a specialist such as a hematologist. If you can't self refer, I would call your doctors office and ask them to refer you.
I'm not sure what's going on with the cold chills, but possibly you are running a fever? Fever can be a symptom of either infection or cancer, but if you have it make sure to tell the doctor. Bottom line...don't give up as you are your own health advocate. Seek answers elsewhere, especially if you stop making progress and you continue to get worse.
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