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Elevated temperature, hedache with out of norm blood report.

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Hello

I have recently done blood test and some of the results are out of norm.
Could you please interpret this for me?
Please see attachment.
I have also some physical symptoms:
- Elevated temperature for last 4 weeks : over 37 – 37.5 C
- Mild – to Acute Headache – almost every day for last 4 weeks
- Joint/bone pain for last couple of days
- Feeling dizzy sometimes
- Feeling tired for over year


What further test would you advise?
Might it be sign of Leukaemia?


Thank you

Monika

Category: Hematologist

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Hello.
You blood count report seems normal but for elevated monocytes values. These could be because of some kind of infection and the symptoms you described fits in. A peripheral blood smear can rule out a leukemia if you are still concerned about it.
Are any lymph glands in neck enlarged ?
I would suggest you to go for a complete physical examination and do further tests based on your physician's opinion.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Regards.


Patient replied :

Yes I have one of the lymph nodes enlarged ( neck) but I was thinking it is because of wisdom tooth infection. Is it possiblle taht such infection could cause increased monocytes count and enlarged lymph node ?
I have already arrange appointment with GP but I am littlle bit paranoid that it could be something serious like leukemia...

Thank you anyway
Monika


Hello.
Isolated monocytes count elevation most commonly is because of infection probably viral. It is a self limiting one. In case of other normal parameters, I would not think of leukaemia. I would suggest you to take some antibiotics and meet your Physician ASAP for a complete physical examination.
Please Let me know if I can be of any more help.
Regards.


Dr. Prasad Eswaran
Category: Hematologist
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Doctorate in Medicine (Fellowship in Oncology), DM,  Madras Medical College & Govt. General Hospital, Chennai, India.

Doctor of Medicine (Residency in Radiation Oncology) , MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India, 2004-06.

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