It's not possible for them to rule out autoimmunity from a few blood tests, and especially not from an ANA test alone. There is also autoinflammatory and chronic inflammatory and so on. The immune system is not near to being thoroughly understood.
Good luck tomorrow.
Overall, it's not looking like cancer. The new doc might want an ultrasound of the biggest node(s), and/or a CT of the abdomen to look for deep nodes inside. With that ruled out, next up is probably looking for:
-strangely behaving infections like Lyme
-mystery immune system conditions
Anyway, those are my best guesses. I don't think you'll get any kind of terrible news, but then it might take a while to investigate so things can be frustrating. Please let me know what you find out on the 7th. Good luck.
"Those and the other changes, like the IG%."
Since the neutrophils were low, the body rushes into production new replacements. They get released before being quite ready, so they are immature. Granulocytes = neutrophils in this instance.
"They have been doing mostly blood tests"
Probably to track the changes, with the possibility that things would just go back to normal on their own.
"I had finger prick slides done"
To see if the blood cells look funny.
"The low back ones I noticed weeks after the other ones."
So probably things didn't start there at that approximate level, internally. But that still is probably linked to the bloating.
Which generally means cancer is less likely than being older.
"don’t worry about the abnormalities in the CBC."
I'd focus more on what is making the nodes enlarge in separate regions.
"Mono from 7.9 up to 10.2"
Is that the part that's mainly making you think of leukemia?
The immune cells called 'monocytes' can increase like that from a lot of different causes.
Well, since you've had repeat CBCs, then I assume your docs are actively involved and would have checked for breast cancer. With that ruled out, we then have to turn to seeing this as 'general lymphadenopathy'.
"...but I also feel some in my right armpit and low back."
If your docs don't know about them, they should be told. Depending on the size and shape, a scan might very well be in order. That doesn't mean that a cancer is likely, only that things should be investigated further.
Did the low back ones (possibly iliac nodes) come first?
Also, what is your age?
Hi, it's not likely to be a leukemia. It's more likely to be an immune response to some perceived threat - such as a chronic virus.
The leukemia mainly known to occur in swollen nodes (acting like a lymphoma) is CLL/SLL (the middle 'L' is for Lymphocytes). Yet your lymphocyte count is apparently normal.
Are all of your swollen lymph nodes located in one region?