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Recent bone marrow biopsy, The pain is overwhelming

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Do I Have some type of bone cancer? I have had multiple cbc panels done and every time almostall are elevated such as wbc are 15.07, mcv 107.3 and so on. I have a recent bone marrow biopsy was diagnosed with leukocytosis, macrocytosis, eosinophilia. Some of my symtoms are; severe deep bone pain, fevers, night sweats, significant weight loss, loss of appetite, prominate digital clubbing, migrain headaches, slightly down outside of arm and top right shoulder pain, swollen under right arm(pit) area,and more. The pain is overwhelming and I'm not getting hardly any sleep. Oh, the newest symtom is pain in the left side toward the bottom of the rib area. Please let me know what you think as far as any kind of bone cancer and what kind of professional do you think I should see. Thank you!!!


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replied September 15th, 2014
Bone Cancer Answer A49223
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern.

The bone marrow and cbc both don't indicate any malignancy. The B symptoms such as fever night sweats and weight loss are a worry though. I would indicate sptum AFB and a chest x ray PA view to look for Tuberculosis. an initial montoux test for screening may be done.


please fix an
appointment with your doctor so that
a physical exam is performed after a
complete history and the necessary
investigations are done to look for any
other cause



Let me know if you have any query

wishing you best of health

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replied September 15th, 2014
I've been checked for TB, HIV, Hepatitis, auto-immune diseases, lyme disease and prob more just cant think of the rest
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replied September 15th, 2014
I was also diagnosed with secondary hypertrophic osteoartropathy, one doc says because of lung cancer( I had a PET scan and was diagnosed with lung cancer, then a biopsy came up negative for it) the other doc no underline reason why I have it
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replied September 15th, 2014
I wish I would get an answere soon, the pain and swollen, which I believe is my spleen, after looking it up, is becoming overwhelming. Even hurts when I breath in. The cbc panel results I talked about earlier, have been elevated for over a yr. My MCH,HCT, WBC15.07 , MCV 107.7, MCH, MCHC, ABS NEUTROPHILS. The pain in my legs have been progressably getting worse over a period of a couple of years. Please, I know your busy, but pls. let me know what you think could be the problem and who I should see for a follow-up.
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replied September 16th, 2014
I have had the same symptoms. Severe abdominal or more specifically intestinal pain, gas and bloating, the need to have a bowel movement all culminating in my hands getting so numb they feel like they are vibrating and I can't move them. When the hand pain and stiffness is at it's worst my feet, ankles, tongue and tips of my ears are also numb. It usually leads to a bowel movement either right away or shortly there after. I was looking for answers when I found this post and thought I would post my thoughts. This has happened to me more than once. I think that the cause of these symptoms is the endorphins that the body releases during pain. I think the body is responding to the pain so intensely that it releases large amounts of endorphins (at least I think that is what is released to deal with pain, but if not what ever chemical it is that is released naturally to combat pain)
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replied September 16th, 2014
I have had the same symptoms. Severe abdominal or more specifically intestinal pain, gas and bloating, the need to have a bowel movement all culminating in my hands getting so numb they feel like they are vibrating and I can't move them. When the hand pain and stiffness is at it's worst my feet, ankles, tongue and tips of my ears are also numb. It usually leads to a bowel movement either right away or shortly there after. I was looking for answers when I found this post and thought I would post my thoughts. This has happened to me more than once. I think that the cause of these symptoms is the endorphins that the body releases during pain. I think the body is responding to the pain so intensely that it releases large amounts of endorphins (at least I think that is what is released to deal with pain, but if not what ever chemical it is that is released naturally to combat pain) and the amount that is released causes the extremities to go numb but at the same time it gives the intestines what they need to produce the bowel movement and relax. I am trying to find more information on this theory and if I find it I will post it here.
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replied July 11th, 2016
My personal judgment is that the bone marrow should be on a day ahead of the chemo. That is way too much and as pain is complex, the person doing the preparation has never knowledgeable this kind of pain. I was in pain for quite a moment post bone marrow and chemo knocks the "filling" out of you. So be insistant and change the formula to help you.
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replied August 2nd, 2016
That sounds really painful. You should go to your physician as soon as possible.
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replied December 3rd, 2018
Wonderfull.
Thanks For your sharing.
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