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So let me start off I am 38 years old female. I seem to always have a high WBC. The last 3-4 months my WBC is around 11.8-13. I have a High RDW 17.4and MPV 11.8. I just had some lab work done on Friday and was told today that my WBC is high again, but I don't have the numbers and I see the doctor on Friday.

I of course looked up leukemia and was shocked to see how many symptoms there are. I have had really bad body pain, joint pain for the last 3-4 weeks. Every part of me aches. I have started getting headaches this past weekend. I am utterly exhausted all the time. I come home from work and lay on the couch I have no energy to do anything and if I do my bones hurt so much I have to stop. I have no weight loss at all which is something I could use. I also get yeast infections alot, probably every month it seems, I did see the GYN and she cultered it and she said it was nothing but yeast and gave me diflucan to take. I started with another on this weekend, after not having one since February.

Anyway, I don't want to be the type of person that says, "Does this sound like Leukemia" but I am just wondering if it is possible. I don't have leukemia in the family, but I do have 2 uncles with cancer and one aunt.

I just don't feel well and just looking for some advice or tips.

Thank you

There are several other conditions that can cause your symptoms and a high WBC so it is a bit early to be worrying about leukemia. A viral infection is just one possibility. Also, a lot more tests would be needed before a specialist could diagnose leukemia.
Even if your own doctor thinks leukemia is a possibility, he/she would refer you to a haematologist or oncologist for further investigation. I know because I have been through that process and was told for seven years that I had a form of leukemia. It was only recently that I was undergoing tests for something else and the haematologist I saw at a university hospital decided to carry out some very sophisticated tests which proved that I do not have leukemia after all.
Tell your doctor about your concerns and he/she should be able to reassure you.
Thank you for your response. I don't think it is a viral infection since it has been going on since last November. I had a test done in February and my WBC was at 11.3, just had one done and it came back at 12.8, this time with high platelets and Neurtophils. But I think I am ok. He did a flow cytromtry test and that came back negative.

But thank you, just need to figure out why my WBC just keeps going up.

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