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Can leukemia be detected through a blood culture test?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Nov 2016
Question: hi i was hospitalized last week tests came back good but they are waiting on a blood culture they are suspecting leukmia since they cannot figure anything else out. I was sleeping alot and very weak and not able to walk or get up I had all my teeth removed abut 6 weeks ago waiting on dentures so I have not had an appetite and lost about 10-15 lbs because not eating as much. Regular blood work was fine and the cat scan

I was released from the hospital last week friday and I am able to walk now and feeling a little better but still tired and no energgy
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Blood culture detect infection not leukemia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

You have gone through blood culture. It will give you idea about infection in blood.

Leukemia is not detected by blood cultures.

If your routine blood reports are fine then chances of leukemia is very rare.

Please send me your all reports so that I can help you to find out cause.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (32 minutes later)
Well do you think my symptoms maybe be of leaukimia ? They want to do a bone marrow to find out
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
From symptoms only it is very difficult to judge.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

Your symptoms are non specific. So it is very difficult to judge from symptoms only.

Routine blood report of complete blood count, liver and spleen examination all should be taken in to account. If your complete blood count report is absolutely normal then chances of leukemia is very rare.

Please send me your reports. So I can help you further.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (13 hours later)
Well my hemoglobin was a nine so not sure that that may cause any concern ?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It suggest anemia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

Your hemoglobin is low. It is definitely a cause of concern. But we can not say about leukemia from hemoglobin level.

There are so many cause of anemia. You should go for anemia profile. Search for the cause and take treatment accordingly.

Hope I have answered your question.
If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer.
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can leukemia be detected through a blood culture test?

Brief Answer: Blood culture detect infection not leukemia. Detailed Answer: Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have gone through blood culture. It will give you idea about infection in blood. Leukemia is not detected by blood cultures. If your routine blood reports are fine then chances of leukemia is very rare. Please send me your all reports so that I can help you to find out cause. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.