It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Leukemia Message Board

  • Low WBC w/ metamyelocytes, what could this be?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 04-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
    Junior Member
    jodieh823's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts: 13
    jodieh823 HB User
    Low WBC w/ metamyelocytes, what could this be?

    I have seen a hematologist twice now due to low WBC (the last one was 2.89) my HCT is low and there 2% metamyelocytes noted. When I asked him what they were he explained that they are immature white cells that the bone marrow is trying to make that don't get a chance to mature and we "don't want to many of them". He then ordered a TON of blookwork, including one where the pathologist looks at the blood under a microscope and said "if you don't give me a reason, we won't do a bone marrow biopsy". I go back in two weeks, but am wondering if anyone has had these and what the result was. I read another thread where someone said they were from muscle waste or drug use, I have neither of those, I walk my dog an hour a day and I can't even tolerate one beer. I have felt like crap for a year and have been working with an endocrinologist (hashimoto's), rheumatologist (who sent me to the hematologist) to figure it out. Joint pain, fatique, low grade fever off and on, are what is bothering me the most.

    If anyone has any info. I would greatly appreciate it.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 04-04-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Merimac's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Posts: 532
    Merimac HB UserMerimac HB User
    Re: Low WBC w/ metamyelocytes, what could this be?

    There are many reasons for a WBC to be low. Most of them do not have to do with cancer or leukemia. The one that comes up most often is HIV, but again that is only if the exposures have been there. The next big causes of poor counts are stress, immune disorders and allergies. Rheumatology sees low WBC counts due to the body trying to deal with inflammation. Hope things turn out to be minor for you.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Low WBC w/ metamyelocytes, what could this be? jodieh823 Blood and Blood Vessel 3 04-04-2007 08:12 PM
    diff with bands and metamyelocytes kyedcoder Leukemia 1 12-04-2005 07:50 AM
    diff with bands & metamyelocytes kyedcoder Blood and Blood Vessel 0 11-19-2005 06:15 PM
    Could this be MS?I'm desperate for your opinions! Elizabeth G Multiple Sclerosis 17 11-05-2005 02:31 AM
    Another day, another obsession :-s brainchild Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 11 07-26-2005 07:27 AM
    Could I have a problem with my blood sugar? Rachel87 Diabetes 8 11-17-2002 11:30 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:11 AM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!