Hello. I have had crohn's for over 20 years and have had a few rough bouts with it. I have been without insurance for the last four years and haven't had treatment, but finally got insurance and went to my PCP for labs and a referral. she didn't like the results of the lab work and made me come back for additional testing. I know there are some pretty obvious lab results for crohn's, but her having me do additional CBC tests and my iron levels has me concerned. I have been iron-deficient anemic several times, and have never had to do additional lab work to figure it out. The comment was "the results look like they might be typical for crohn's but she wants to do a second CBC and ferritin levels to be sure and to rule some things out". Here are a few of the results that have me concerned.. should I be worried about cancer? is that what she wants to rule out? I have 12 immediate family members that have had cancer, and only 3 have survived. I had a brother die at 23 of brain cancer, a 46 year old sister that has Endometrial cancer now, my father lost a kidney to cancer several years ago and currently has a growth in his lung, and 9 aunts, uncles, and grandparents that have had it, only 1 of which survived. Here are the labs that were flagged:
absolute EOS: .19
hypochromasia: negative (marked as abnormal-shouldn't it be positive with the other counts showing the way they do?)
NEUTS ABSOLUTE: 7.63
all the other counts, including WBC and RBC where just at normal range. symptoms include weight loss, severe stomach pain, chronic leg cramps, fevers and night sweats, very pale skin, joint pain, fatigue, insomnia. No bruising issues like before. If the iron comes back normal, do the anemia results and other labs point to cancer? very concerned! any feedback is appreciated.