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I am concerned as to why the doctor did not comment on your bloody stools and abdominal discomfort, when you went for a follow-up visit. You didn't mention the exact date in June that you had the procedure done, but this is now July. Do you know what he was looking for in your bloodwork that was fine?There should be concern if you are still having bloody stools. The doctor needs to determine where you are bleeding from. Please make an appointment to see the doctor again, and let me know how you are doing.
I am sorry for the delayed response. Thank you very much for the extra added detail that you provided. Please know that the symptoms that you have can be attributed to other diseases or illnesses other than leukemia. Although you have to wait for your next doctor visit and lab work, bare with it and think positively because this is the beginning of an investigative process to determine the cause of your problem. A high white blood cell count (WBC) can indicate infection. Do you have fever or any other symptoms to indicate this? The drop in your hemoglobin could be from the bleeding that you are having. Do you still see bright red blood in your stool? This symptom can make you feel tired and short of breath which could exacerbate your respiratory conditions, so be aware of any changes. In the meantime, eat foods rich in iron such as spinach, raisins, red meat that is cooked rare. The doctor will probably put you on an iron supplement as well.
Low platelet count is another finding in the blood, with leukemia. This leads to low clotting time and therefore bruising and bleeding.
Diagnosis of leukemia requires blood tests to examine the white blood cells for abnormality and examination of bone marrow is also necessary.
I cannot say at this time that your symptoms are particularly those of leukemia but it does need to be ruled out. I still have concern about blood in stool after having colonoscopy and I would have the GI doctor re-examine that issue as soon as possible.
Please let me know if you would like me to send you a website which explains leukemia and it's symptoms?
Please be well!