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last time Dr. said i just have blood infection.

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im worried with my WBC 14.6 lymphocyte of 40.? is this leukemia? experience of mild bone pain, i think i lost my weight already. please please i need an advice..when should i go to my GP, because the last time i went she said i just have blood infection. that was october, never mentioned to comeback and did a blood test again. but she gave me medicine to take. what will i do? what other signs or symptoms should trigger me to go to specialist? pls need help. thanks.

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replied April 11th, 2014
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Just a high WBC count is not indicative of leukemia. The lymphocyte count is normal as they comprise 20-40% of total leucocyte count. Other tests like peripheral smear, urine test, stool test, culture of blood, urine, stool, whole body scan etc may be required to find the cause of high WBC.

WBC can also increase in inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel conditions etc. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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