Hi Lucy, just wanted to add a to the already great info you've been given. I was diagnosed without ever having a positive ANA. My wbc is very high, ranges between 12 & 24. Everyone's story, bloods & diagnosis are different and that's why this illness is so difficult to diagnose and why so many doctors don't diagnose lupus quickly. I hope you find a good doctor who will look at all your symptoms and not just your blood work. It took me years to get a diagnosis and it is so frustrating and scary waiting. I was worried about
leukemia also when my wbc just kept raising without anyone being able to tell me why. I've basically been fobbed off on that one though. I wish you well and hope your results from the biopsy are good. (I have bowel probs too and I know a lot of the ladies here do also) Take care and let us know how you come on x x
Chillblain Pattern LE, possible SLE, tachycardia, proctal fugax, anismus, slow transit constipation.