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Old 10-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Early signs?? If so I want to get it taken care of!!

So I have posted before about a swollen lymphnode in my thigh has no pain. And a bald patch on my head I also have bulging discs due to recent accident, also heart palpitations and pcos. And I'm only 24! *sigh*
so invincible the leukemia forum because I just received blood results that say: mchc is low at 31.3
S. Neutrophils is low at 40.0
Monocytes is high at 11.0

I know they are just a tad over and under. But I do have a first cousin who had leukemia and I wanted everyones point of view and your experience. Please share I'm worried panicking and just overwhelmed.
Anything helps thank you!

 
Old 10-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: Early signs?? If so I want to get it taken care of!!

What are the results for absolute count of WBC????.

Those are the main important ones. Sometimes doctors don't take too much importance in neut, mono, lymph percentage instead they do give a lot of importance to absolute values, percentage is just for reference more than for a real diagnose.

For example, imagine a blood count of:

WBC 8.0
monocytes 14%

where normal absolute for monocytes is between 200-800, but if someone has 8.0 of total WBC and of those 8.0 (8000) 14% is from monocytes (the absolute monocytes will be 1.12 of abnormal cells that should be deep checked since could be leucemic cells even if WBC is on normal range, but this could be a very initial stage of leukemia).

Now imagine a blood count of:

WBC 10.0
monocytes 6%

that will be 600 absolute of monocytes *normal range* and high wbc count that could be from a flu and not precisely leukemia.

 
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Question Re: Early signs?? If so I want to get it taken care of!!

WBC 8.0
monocytes 14%

where normal absolute for monocytes is between 200-800, but if someone has 8.0 of total WBC and of those 8.0 (8000) 14% is from monocytes (the absolute monocytes will be 1.12 of abnormal cells that should be deep checked since could be leucemic cells even if WBC is on normal range, but this could be a very initial stage of leukemia).

Now imagine a blood count of:

WBC 10.0
monocytes 6%

that will be 600 absolute of monocytes *normal range* and high wbc count that could be from a flu and not precisely leukemia.

My WBC is 6.8? The results do not have a percentage it only says what is abnormal either High or Low. How do I figure the percentage out?

 
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Re: Early signs?? If so I want to get it taken care of!!

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What are the results for absolute count of WBC????.

Those are the main important ones. Sometimes doctors don't take too much importance in neut, mono, lymph percentage instead they do give a lot of importance to absolute values, percentage is just for reference more than for a real diagnose.

For example, imagine a blood count of:

WBC 8.0
monocytes 14%

where normal absolute for monocytes is between 200-800, but if someone has 8.0 of total WBC and of those 8.0 (8000) 14% is from monocytes (the absolute monocytes will be 1.12 of abnormal cells that should be deep checked since could be leucemic cells even if WBC is on normal range, but this could be a very initial stage of leukemia).

Now imagine a blood count of:

WBC 10.0
monocytes 6%

that will be 600 absolute of monocytes *normal range* and high wbc count that could be from a flu and not precisely leukemia.
My WBC is 6.8. How do I know percentages all my results say is whatsabnormal either High or Low?

 
Old 10-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #5
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Re: Early signs?? If so I want to get it taken care of!!

Relax LadyDD.

You are ok, if your total wbc count is 6.8 you're inside normal range (usually between 4.0 - 10.0) , Absolute values are calculated by multiplying the total number of WBCs by the percentage of each type of white cell:

(total wbc count) X (percentage amount) / 100 = total absolute result of monocytes.

in your case should be:

6.8 X 11 / 100 = 0.74 (normal being 0.1 to 0.8)

You're ok, you don't have leukemia with 6.8 total WBC.

I would not worry about this mild abnormality of monocyte percentage, if the absolute count is normal, especially in the setting of an otherwise normal complete blood count. Why absolute counts are more important than percentages is because absolute counts represents the true clinical picture better than the percentage.

Don't stress yourself too much for this. My mom passed few years ago of acute leukemia, this type of leukemia don't show any early sign at all..people have it or don't have it for the current moment. Cronic Leukemia is slower and WBC count start to increase slowly without any reason, in either case acute and cronic leukemia, WBC count is out of normal range totally high (more than 20,000 total WBC) so relax, don't stress and worry too much for this.

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