Bone marrow report....not normal!

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shellypoo
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   Posted 8/9/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I rec'd a copy of my bone marrow report (which I requested), I don't think the nurse had the right report when she told me mine was normal and all my counts were within range!
 
This is what it says:
decreased siderblastic iron suggests anemia of chronic disease
focal fibrosis (a cause for this is not found)
leukopenia with mild neutropenia
 (this patient should be evaluated for splenomegaly as a cause for leukopenia)
WBC count 2.8
 
 
Do any of you know anything about these results?  I have looked all over the internet and haven't found a thing.  I emailed my GI, rheumatologist and neurology docs this report.
Thanks for any input.
 
Michelle ><>
 
 

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Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 8/9/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Michelle,

 

Wow, I am so sorry that the docs left you searching for answers on this one. I am really not familiar with these results, nor do I have any medical training or knowledge, but I found a couple links that might give you a little information. A lot of these things mention an autoimmune disease, and often specifically lupus as a possible cause. Maybe this is why the nurse told you these results were “normal” for you? I honestly hesitate to even post this info because I don’t want to give you any wrong information or lead you in the wrong direction. However, that being said, here’s some of what I found below. I wasn’t able to find anything clearly defining focal fibrosis in bone marrow, though. I hope your docs get back to you really soon and can give you some better information about your results. How are you feeling? Any better?

 

 

Anemia of chronic disease

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemia_of_chronic_disease  

 

splenomegaly

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/enlarged-spleen/DS00871  

 

 

neutropenia

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neutropenia/HQ01112   

 

 

WBC count

 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003643.htm

 

A low number of WBCs is called leukopenia

 

leukopenia   

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/AN00726

 

 


shellypoo
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   Posted 8/9/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunnycitrus,
Thanks for "browsing" around the internet for me!  It was good to read that about the anemia of chronic disease.  I think all of this is related to the disease they have yet to name for me.
 
Thanks  again.  Take care! :-)
Michelle ><>
 
 

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uppitycats
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   Posted 8/9/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I was gonna provide you with similar links...so you now have a ton of reading to do. Seems like it's all connected to whatever is ailing you...now if the doctor can just sit down with it all and connect the dots! Take care.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


rhondab
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   Posted 8/9/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Michelle!

Wow...what a confusing thing to have to try to make heads or tails over!! Sunny did a great job of locating information for u...and helped me understand this much more. Unfortunately u may only get real answers from the doc as to how this pertains to u. I"m so sorry...all u need now is more questions. I agree, this is prob going to lead back to the unknown autoimmune disease that they are still trying to determine for u. I did do a bit of searching as well and can only add the following links pertaining to Sideroblastic Anemias. It all, of course, links back to the same possible causes, but maybe just more info will aid in understanding. Please do let us know how u'r doing friend. Geesh..i hope the docs get back to u soon!!

http://www.irondisorders.org/Disorders/Sideroblastic.asp
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec11/ch130/ch130c.html


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Post Edited (rhondab) : 8/9/2007 12:16:08 PM (GMT-6)

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