I know there are some people in healthcare fields on here and some who have lots of experience with their own health or that of others. Let me start by saying that I'm not looking for a diagnosis...just some advice and guidance.
About a year and a half ago I began vomiting several times a week - eventually each day. I didn't feel sick to my stomach, but I would cough once and whatever I had just eaten would come back up. I finally took the time to go see my doctor who immediately sent me to a gastro doctor for evaluation. He performed an EGD the next day and said I had a blockage that he took care of for me. The symptoms disappeared and I went on my merry way.
A few months later I went back to my primary care doctor to evaluate the meds I was on for my thyroid. She said my thyroid levels were normal despite my symptoms worsening (thinning hair, unexplained weight gain of about 15 pounds, muscle cramps and extreme fatigue, etc.). The only thing she found was the my white cell count was high. She suggested that I might be coming down with something and sent me home.
A month after that I still hadn't gotten sick, but I was due for a trip to the OBGYN for my annual exam. I am on continuous birth control due to severe endometriosis and fibroids, but had been experiencing break through bleeding more and more each month. He changed the pills, but that didn't do much to fix anything. Since I know he wants to do surgery, I haven't been back.
My primary care doctor moved so I started seeing someone new. During my physical he informed me that my blood test results show that I'm slightly anemic and that my white cell count appears to have been climbing for the past 18 months - from 14,000 to 29,000 currently. I asked what could cause that, but he brushed me off and said I was probably just getting a cold. If I was getting a cold, I would have gotten one by now.
I realize that the first thing most of us not in medicine think when we hear that there is a problem with our white counts is leukemia. I have a strong family history of it so that does worry me some, but I'm more concerned with just finding out why it is climbing and what can I do about it. I don't know if it is related to me feeling so bad all the time, but if that is the case then I need to know.
The subject has come up again recently because I went to see a urologist regarding an overactive bladder. He informed me that there is a considerable amount of blood in my urine. He has ordered several tests, including a CT Scan with contrast. While they were removing my IV from the test, I started bleeding quite a bit. The nurse and techs there in the room had a horrible time getting it to stop, to the point of asking me if I was on any blood thinners or aspirin. I informed them that I wasn't, but they just kept giving each other looks.
Since my primary care doctor is not concerned I'm not sure what I should do. Should I make an appointment with a hematologist? I don't want to make too big of a deal out of something that is minor, but this is really beginning to concern me.