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WBC rising doctor has no idea

I have been off work for 8 weeks now, first went to the doctors with lower back pain and fatigue, he did blood tests and my WBC came back slightly raised, had my WBC retested after two weeks and it had raised further and another test two weeks later is had raised again. Tested a urine sample which showed blood +++ but no infection or protein, had a scan on kidneys and bladder and a cystoscopy which were all fine except cysts on my kidneys which i was told were nothing to worry about.

Had another blood test Monday morning, the doctor rang me Monday evening to say my WBC has gon even higher, white cell count is now 21, neutrophills 17.6 and platelets 563, no inflammatory markers at all and no sign of infection anywhere. Only symptoms are lower back pain, extreme tiredness and itchy skin, low grade sore throat with one enlarged gland.

Didnt know if this could be related to a blood cancer as running out of ideas.
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Also last lymphocite count was 4.6
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1081992 tn?1389903637
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Hi, are you seeing a hematologist?

A leukemia wouldn't be raising multiple cell lines like that.

It sounds like it could instead be some hematopoietic growth factor(s) at work, produced from somewhere unknown at this point. A growth factor stimulates cells to grow, and hematopoiesis refers to blood cells.

So here is a line of  thought to consider: people can get symptoms of a UTI   without any infection *if* the inflammation and the resulting inflammatory chemicals are occurring because of immune dysfunction.

When you say 'itch', the first thought is histamine from the immune cells called mast cells. Mast cells are also the likely suspect in UTI inflammation.

Have you had odd symptoms, but much milder, from many years back?

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Thanks for replying, my doctor rang the hematologist and they said its not them, urinology has discharged me as they coluld not find anything. Up until 3 months ago i never had any of these sypmtons or blood work problems, at a bit of a loss now as is my GP
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BTW i am a 43 year woman
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1081992 tn?1389903637
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Sorry, I mean symptoms like worse than usual allergies, or mono or anxiety. Any immune system conditions or symptoms, in you or your family?

Btw, the "Mast Cell Activation Syndrome" that I'm speaking of is not well known yet and lots of doctors have never heard of it. But it's not some kooky alternative thing that's not based on fact.



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Hi, i have no allergies or anxiety, no immune conditions in the family that i know of, I am normally very healthy. I will look up the syndrome you said.
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1081992 tn?1389903637
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Here's an easy entry point: http://www.mastcelldisease.com/never-bet-occam-mcas-bible-review-part-thirteen-urinary-tract-issues/

Let me know what you think of it.
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