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Always tired, lost weight and hairs, no appetite, swollen and painful throat glands. Rising WBC, high ANC. What is it ?

Im a 23 year old female who has been getting sicker as the days go by since about january. I have been shoved through many differnt specialtist and test. I have had Cat scans, xrays, spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy along with weekly blood work. The main thing for me is that i got really sick and just cannot get better. Im always tired, ive lost about 30 pounds since january, i have no appetite, i have a headache an body aches everyday, my hairs comming out in handfuls, my throat glands are always swollen and painful and im continually short of breath. My blood work has been abnormal since January, my WBC as of yesterday was 16.3, however it started at 10.2 in january and tends to rise to about 19.1, then drops to about 13 and then goes right back up. Also my ANC is flagged as high at 9.65, which originally started at 7.4. I should add that i have been on a few differnt antibiotics but they don't seem to make any differnce. Everyday is getting worse and at this point i just want some kind of answers. Could it just be normal? Could the bone marrow biopsy be wrong?

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Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dear friend, welcome to Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

I do not find any mention of the results of the bone marrow test to comment if it is OK.
Your abnormalities can not be normal.
It must be a significant disorder.
From your description I can not provide a specific answer as there could be many differentials.

It would greatly help if you could upload all the above requested info as well as test reports, images, here using the uploading service available on this site just below the text box. You can email the reports / photos to with subject- (Attn: Dr. Prasad Akole)

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I would be glad to answer any further queries. Take care. Good Luck!
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Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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