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I've been seen by a heart and lung doctor now referred to

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I've been seen by a heart and lung doctor now referred to commonwealth cancer center my white blood cell counts keeps going up and down and have clubbing of my fingers and toes would a blood disorder cause this...truth please
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 9 months ago.

Hello ,

The clubbing of the fingers and toes is more common a symptom of pulmonary disease such as COPD --- ( are you a smoker ?)

If the white cells are progressively going up then an infection could be reason such as pneumonia ...but if not seeming to be related to infection then a hemologist / oncologist would commonly be consulted ...concern as to other problems may cause dramatic rise of blood counts such as a lymphoma or leukemia ...

I don't know your blood count results or other tests that may be pertinent to the overall picture _( chest CT ??)

I hope that this information is helpful for you

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Anthony Bray MD

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