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Old Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:31 AM
apantoja apantoja is offline
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Location: Colombia
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Unhappy My mother's results, we are very worried

My mother has had abnormal blood results lately (last 4 months) and Doctors are going to perform a bone marrow biopsy in 2 weeks time, results will be ready 10 working days later wich means we won't what she has until one month time . We are very worried for her as she has lost weight, eating very little, feeling dizzy, week, moddy and down.

The haematologist that she saw this week did not gave her a medical opinion or indications of what might it be. We are very worried now

Here are her result, please anyone could you give me some clues about what might it be?. I live in a different country than hers and unfortunatelly I'm not able to speak to her doctor in person. Sorry if the english transaltion is not totally accurate, the original results/tests are in spanish.

White blood cells 4.86
Red blood cells 2.32 (3.9 - 5.6)
Hemoglobin 9.0 (12.6 to 16.4)
Hematocrit 27.1 (38 -48)
117.3 average corpuscular volume (76-96)
39.0 HB corpuscular mean (28 -33)
HB 32.2 Concentration
Platelets 50 (150 -450)
Platelet mean volume 11.4
neutrophils 25.1
lymphocytes 42.0
eosinophils 0.2
monocytes 32.7

Rdw-sd 67.7
Manual platelet count 73.5 (150 -450)
Moderate hypochromia
Mild Anisocytosis macrositics light policromatofily

White Blood cells
Normal in number and morphology distribution

Diminished but normal morphology

Folic Acid 19.32 (3.1 -17.5)
Ferritin 678 (13 -150) - she was taking a medicine calle ferroplus but she stopped it now.

Pancytopenia dx
Mild Pancytopenia with inversion of the differential

Next tests to perform:
CBC reticulositosis SS extended peripheral, blood glucose, bum creatinitna, ceric lactic, dehydrogenase protein electrophoresis, 24-hour creatinine clearance, urinalysis TSH, FT4

Aspiration biopsy bone marrow
Percutaneous bone
Myelogram reading
Histopathological study of bone marrow biopsy karyotype
Flow Cytometry

Torax RX in 2 months time

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Old Fri Oct 10, 2014, 05:21 AM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Hi apantoja!
You know that the result from the BMB is very important for blood diseases. We have to have dysplasia (malshaped cells) if we have MDS. I am afraid that you will have to wait before you get the dx.

In the meantime you have to try to support your mother. Even if she is depressed she should try to eat, walk, get enough sleep etc.

My counts were similar to your mother's at dx more than 8 years ago except that my HGB was 7.0.
Kind regards
75 yo, dx MDS Interm-1 2006. Supportive treatment with txs, iron chelation, injections for low WBC until 2010. Since then treated with Thalidomide until 2013 and now with Revlimid.
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