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My bloods cells count is 14.2 and platelets count 542. That

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My white bloods cells count is 14.2 and platelets count 542. That has come down from 965. It has been line this for 6 months. Before this everything was fine. In January my blood pressure went very high- 170/90. I have has a blood film and there are no abnormal cells or immature cells. I am thalassemia trait carrier so my red blood cells reflect this. Can you tell me what my next step is as my lymph nodes are normal and so is my spleen and liver. My operation for torn cartilages in my knees were cancelled because of this issue.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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you should see a hematologist.

you may need a bone marrow biopsy.

inflammation in your body can cause your WBC counts and platelet counts to be elevated.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The markers are normal- ESR and CRP. Would I still need bone marrow biopsy as the blood smear cane back normal? Do you think I might have leukaemia or other type of cancer of blood?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am concerned as bone marrow biopsy is very painful and still not fruitful in identifying the cause
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I doubt you have leukemia or blood cancer.

a bone marrow biopsy would be able to rule out leukemia and bone marrow cancer.

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