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Old 05-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Question Petechiae, slightly High WBC, slightly low platelets

Hello, I just wondered if a WBC of 14 is a big deal? My platelets tend to run 117K-150k so not too bad.

However recently, in the last few months I have been developing petechiae that is accompanied by increased fatigue and I currently have it right now. The question is - is it truly petechiae? Dr checked it out and seemed concerned but wasn't sure what to do. He said my latest WBC draw was 10.5 which was one day before the rash appeared last week. The deep red spots that do not blanche started fading after a couple of days.

Until tonight. It suddenly reappeared on my right arm again. Almost a trail of them down my arm in patches.

Leukemia is my worst fear because my paternal grandmother and great grandmother died in their 50s of acute Leukemia.

I mentioned my worries to the Dr and was expecting him to laugh and be rude but instead stood up and started checking my lymph nodes and then ordered a CBC differential but said he thinks this is some sort of inflammatory issue since joint pain is also associated...And then asked me if I have shortness if breath and I admitted I am a smoker (although plan to quit this week- I've had enough) but have had increased shortness of breath recently...and I have
been sweating a lot more recently.

Is there a rash that looks like petechiae but isn't? These are patches of pinprick sized red spots that spread all over my hand/hands and trail up my arms in patches.

Can anyone give me some peace of mind and just tell me this sounds nothing
like leukemia?

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Re: Please see a specialist!!

You may have a very serious illness and must see a specialist.

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: Shescomplicated Please read and see a specialist ASP!!!

WBC above 10,000 is not normal.

Anyone with a high WBC needs to see a Hematologist which, is an Oncologist, the study of cancer. Do not delay get to a Hematologist or go directly to the ER if you feel dizzy, have a fever are sweating or have the chills, flu like conditions, you pass out, suffering from severe fatigue you also may have Pneumonia I was hospitalized for these conditions with a wbc of 54,000.

If you bleed from the eyes, ears, mouth, rectum, or blood in your urine, again I was hospitalized for these conditions, if you have 2 or more of these conditions and have been tested with a high WBC go to the ER ASP!!!

Eat red meat every day, take Green Tea Extract 12 tabs @400 mgs per day and take fish oll, also vitamin D3 4,000 mgs per day For the Flu like conditions I take NyQuil it helps, I am taking it now .

I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorder on 8/12/2011 through the present, I have been in the hospital 4 times average 2 week stays, I am lucky to be alive. God bless you. My condition is very bad, I hate it. It keeps coming back, sometimes I can’t get out of bed, and my WBC Count keeps going higher, at 100,000 it’s over, or when the Blast Cells come out around 100,000 and up, This is what 9 doctors have told me. This is a very rare condition.

Even doctors have even doctors have very little information on this subject, however some Oncologists are very well versed on my disorder, but not many. You are all the blessed . I just don't know what else to say here.

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