Hello everyone, I was just wondering how much you bruise when you have leukemia. I have this fear that I have leukemia. I found a bruise on my right leg the other day and then I looked on my calf and saw what looked like a yellow type of blemish almost. Anyway I did go to the doctors 3 weeks ago for a different reason and they did a CBC. White blood cell count was normal along with red blood cell. Here were the results:
WBC Count - 7.2 (4.0-10.5)
RBC Count - 4.65 (4.60-6.20)
Hemoglobin - 14.0 (14.0-18.0)
Hematocrit - 42.0 (40.0-54.0)
MCV - 90.3 (80.0-100.0)
MCH - 30.1 (27.0-32.0)
MCHC - 33.3 (32.0-36.0)
RDW - 12.2 (11.5-16.0)
Platelet Count - 230 (150-450)
MPV - 10.6* (7.4-10.4)
Neutrophil - 62.2 (43.0-71.0)
Lymphocyte - 25.7 (25.0-33.0)
Monocyte - 9.8* (5.0-9.0)
Eosinophil - 1.9 (0.0-5.0)
Basophil - 0.4 (0.0-2.0)
Absolute Neutrophil Count - 4478 (1700-7500)
Absolute Lymphocyte Count - 1850 (1000-3500)
Absolute Monocyte Count - 706 (200-900)
Absolute Eosinophil Count - 137 (0-500)
Absolute Basophil Count - 29 (<240)
I'm worried that this is the start of leukemia. I did hit my leg where the bruise is, but there was a small blemish like bruise there before but it was much smaller. Anyway, I did have a cough and that has since gone away, my weight has remained pretty normal, but I do have some leg pain. I did tell the doctor about that and he wasn't concerned about it at all. I don't have a fever or anything at all. But the blood tests were taken 3 weeks ago and I'm just worried that they have changed since then.
How much and how fast do you bruise with leukemia? Also what do you feel like when you have it? I also have some on and off again lower right back pain...sometimes I also feel tired during the day, but just only slightly and then it goes away.
I'm sorry about my posting but no one thinks anything is really wrong with me...I guess this is kind of like an update.