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I recently attended my GP as I had been having constipation for a month or so which was unusual for me. I started taking fiber supplements to see if that would help and it did. However I thought I would mention it to my GP just to be safe.
GP didn't think there was any issue but decided to run some routine blood tests and stool sample.
2 weeks later I got a call from my GP surgery to say that all my results including stool sample came back normal but I would need to have my Full Blood Count repeated as I had slightly raised lymphocytes. GP assured me nothing to worry about and likely just a result of a slight viral infection that I might not even have been aware of.
I had this test repeated on the 8th of April and today found out that unfortunately my result is still abnormal and I will have to go in and see a doctor.
I know you should stay away from Dr Google but every article about raised lymphocytes mentions CLL or some kind of blood cancer and I am now very worried. I am a very anxious person who worries anyway and this is not good for me. I always imagine the worst case scenario and now my results have been abnormal on two seperate occasions I am almost convinced I have cancer.
Another thing fueling the worry is that I have had pain under my left armpit on and off for over 2 years. Nothing severe and it might bother me for a day or two and then go away for a few months. Just worried as there are lymph nodes in the armpit. I did attend my GP about this a couple of times when it first started but they did not seem concerned. Its not really a pain its more of a slight tight feeling but am worried.
Just really looking for some advice or reassurance, what else could be a cause of raised lymphocytes that is not cancer? I am seeing my GP on thursday.
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