Patient Comments: Complete Blood Count - Diagnosis


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Comment from: Patti, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

Before surgery for back, I was advised to have complete blood count (CBC) test and I have high white blood count.

Comment from: SharonF., 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. The doctor said my lab tests looked good, my RBC, hemoglobin, eosinophils, and absolute basophils are all fine, but my SGOT (AST), and anion gap were both low. I have been experiencing some chills at night (shivering chills) and then wake up with my shirt wet from sweating, and also some body aches, but not sick with a cold or the flu.

Comment from: Dolly, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I was at work and had what felt like a knife shoved into me at the very top of my stomach. The pain would not subside and was radiating up, down, and through. It just intensified. The only way I can explain it is a really bad sharp labor pain that did not stop. I had a coworker take me to the emergency room. I was in the hospital for 4 days until they could get my pancreatitis under control. Then they took my gall bladder out because it had sludge and crystals. I have been out of hospital for a week and feel much better. I am still eating bland and small meals. It was by far the most painful thing I have ever experienced. They had me on a morphine drip and it was not touching the pain. I am willing to make any life changes to never ever have to go through that again!

Comment from: Bella, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: September 06

The complete blood count (CBC) was used for the eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), on account of the chronic kidney disease stage 1.

Comment from: HealthWise, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

My CBS test was used as a routine for my annual gynecologist visit. I requested my results because the doctor usually doesn"t contact you unless something is out of range. However, I"m keeping up with mine regardless.

Comment from: Don, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

My CBC test result said, ‘there is no component information for this result.' I don’t know what that means!

Comment from: ok, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

It was used for cancer test. I had breast cancer in 2007, had chemotherapy and for 5 years took Arimidex. Today they did a CBC and cancer marker test, I don't have results from the last cancer marker test, but do have them from CBC, and it shows Neu% and Neu #(ANC) both high.

Comment from: vivi, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

My primary care physician ordered a complete blood count (CBC) test after being discharged from the hospital and doing a follow up with him. On the results the white blood cells were elevated, but still can’t figure the cause of it. He diagnosed it as lymphocytosis, but I still don’t have any apparent inflammation. I wonder if I should start worrying as the doctor did not tell me anything, but just ordered more tests.

Comment from: None, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I developed dermatomyositis, doctor has ordered CBC with differential/platelet.

Comment from: Kathleen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I feel very unwell and my blood count is 7. The doctor has taken more blood and depending on results talking about a colonoscopy. There is no sign of bleeding from below, I wonder what else it can be.

Comment from: lindelou, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: February 03

My Mom is 87 years old. She has leukemia, but I don't know what kind. Her DRS have stopped chemotherapy, her blood count is 2300, and she said that's not good.

Comment from: lbh0023, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

My CBC results showed that my monocytes, leukocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils levels are all high for at least the last year.


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Comment from: Cindy, Female (Patient) Published: November 02

I was having severe muscle spasms and cramps in my legs and sometimes in my hips, feet and ankle. I have had spinal stabilization surgery that left me with damage to my sciatic nerve. The doctor, and nurse practitioner had a blood count run and it shows I have GFR Estimate of 39 which means I am in the Chronic Kidney Disease zone, also something called 'K' is high. Creat is 1.4 and BUN is 28.