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If you have a cold or stressed that can bring up your white blood count. But if it keeps coming back high then you need to have a bone marrow test done. I went to the Doctor for two years and my count kept coming back at 12-15, he kept saying it was just stress. Finally after two years of hearing this nonsense from my doctor I got mad and told him it is not stress, I am tired, something is wrong. Then he finally went back through all my old tests and saw that I had a pattern of high white count. He sent me to a hematologist and I had a bone marrow biopsy done and it was confirmed that i have leukemia, cll. I was 42 when it first developed. My count as of yesterday was 29. I go every three months. I am in the watch and wait faze, I am in stage 2. My Doctor told me yesterday that if I want treatment they can go ahead and start it. When I got home it hit me and I really got angry. What is up with that. I am not a Doctor I don't know when I need treatment. So I think I am going to go and get a third opinion. i was told if you do treatment too soon that it will not work when you really need it. I have been told so much stuff that now I am so confused and frustrated. It seems like each doctor will tell you something different. Come on Doctors, this is my life we are talking about. Sorry I rambled on I am just frustrated and really have no one to talk to about it. I hope your tests come back negative for leukemia. I know this is going to sound gross but I knew someone that had a high white count and come to find out they had parasites in their intestines. So maybe that is something to get checked. That is an easy fix if it is parasites. take care and good luck
[QUOTE=jhfreybaby;3825169]If you have a cold or stressed that can bring up your white blood count. But if it keeps coming back high then you need to have a bone marrow test done. I went to the Doctor for two years and my count kept coming back at 12-15, he kept saying it was just stress. Finally after two years of hearing this nonsense from my doctor I got mad and told him it is not stress, I am tired, something is wrong. Then he finally went back through all my old tests and saw that I had a pattern of high white count. He sent me to a hematologist and I had a bone marrow biopsy done and it was confirmed that i have leukemia, cll. I was 42 when it first developed. My count as of yesterday was 29. I go every three months. I am in the watch and wait faze, I am in stage 2. My Doctor told me yesterday that if I want treatment they can go ahead and start it. When I got home it hit me and I really got angry. What is up with that. I am not a Doctor I don't know when I need treatment. So I think I am going to go and get a third opinion. i was told if you do treatment too soon that it will not work when you really need it. I have been told so much stuff that now I am so confused and frustrated. It seems like each doctor will tell you something different. Come on Doctors, this is my life we are talking about. Sorry I rambled on I am just frustrated and really have no one to talk to about it. I hope your tests come back negative for leukemia. I know this is going to sound gross but I knew someone that had a high white count and come to find out they had parasites in their intestines. So maybe that is something to get checked. That is an easy fix if it is parasites. take care and good luck[/QUOTE]

i totally know how you feel , i have been going back and forth to a blood dr for about 7 years now and every time my numbers are off he says it is cause of elevation but a couple weeks ago i had blood collecting in my eye and the eye dr told me go to your hematologist and i went to him and he said go to your nuerologist and i was like no someone has to know what is going on and im suppose to fly to alaska ( job offer) in a week and i just turned 20 , and they did a white cell count i guess and it came back yesterday and they called and said i needed to come back in because it was at 27 , and i told my mom i don't wanna go back because with my luck he is gonna claim it is elevation to or it is in my head , so im half temted out of frustarttion to fly out and say whatever , but apart wants to know what it is , and the other part is like why has it taken so long for anything to happen





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