What causes high WBC count? - Online Doctor Chats
my name is XXXXXXX and Ive had three blood tests this week due to not feeling good for over a month with a bad cough. My white blood count keeps going up from 11 and yesterday it was 14. The doctors Ive seen don't know where its coming from, since the other numbers on the test show normal levels. My primary doctor wants me to see a Hemotologist , my appointment isn't until Tuesday. Im worried that I shouldn't wait that long to check this out, I haven't been on any antibiotics since my doctor doesn't know what to treat. Chest xrays are normal too. Im not eating right, drinking as much as I can. And Im worried that if Im not treated soon, I'll have more symptoms. I started an antidepressant on Monday since my doctor thought I was depressed too.
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Could you please upload the report here on the chat page?
there is a feature to upload the report
could you do it?
please answer me
your blood tests report
the report that says white blood count keeps going up from 11 and yesterday it was 14.
I have the paper here that shows the numbers you mean that report?
how do I do that?
You have to scan the report and upload it on the chat window
I don't know how to scan sir
do you have a soft copy of the report or in your mail?
If not, please type the test report and the numbers here
it does not suggest anything serious
Your symptoms would not worsen by then
sure you can get that
let me help you in first place
ok I was afraid that having some virus or bacteria in my body would cause more problems
it is not like that
It could be high WBC count that is transiently increased
Ive been wondering if I should go to the ER
Even if there is virus or bacteria, it would not cause serious problems
Are you running continuous fever?
Apart from the test report that you know, are you having any symptoms at all right now?
if you have no symptoms, you need not worry about the WBC report
it may not require treatment too
my right ear has been clicking a lot, I took a decongestive and it helped,
I had been shaking, not eating, lack of energy
I get hot and cold
these are mild symptoms and need not be related to high WBC count
my doctor looked into my ears a month ago and saw yellow, she didn't put me on any antibiotics then
I do not see any sign or symptom of infection in you right now
So, you can safely wait for your appointment on tuesday
Try to rest well in the meantime
see that was my big concern, I needed another opinion
have you got your answer now?
I probably wont get any results until Wednesday, and I thought by that time I don't know how high my WBC could get
It cannot get more than 14 to 18
do not worry about that
for both values, treatment would remain the same with antibiotics
Try to understand that it is not going to lead to any serious complication
I can assure you this
It cannot happen that way
especially when you are not showing any signs or symptoms of infection clinically
I just can't seem to understand where its coming from
it could be a calculation error too
I could have helped you better if I had seen the entire report
my urine showed a little blood trace too, but the dr wasn't concern about that
Can you mail the report to me?
wait how do I do that?
do I take a picture of it with my cell phone and email it to you?
You can do that
take a clear picture
Don't you have a scanner at home?
You can take the picture from your phone and email it too
that's what I'll try to do
I shall wait
but it wlll take longer than 10 minutes to do it
I have to get my phone and take a picture and email it
that is true
can calls be permitted
I don't think so
try to do it
We will try to extend the chat time for you
I just took two pictures of the report I'll try to email it to you, how do I know that it looks readable? that would be nice
please mail it
I will quickly look into it
and reply to you in the chat window
the problem is that the chat will close, let me see if it will work
I know I send it through my phone
I have made arrangements for chat time extension
No worries about that
have you mailed the report already?
Please mail it at the earliest
I am waiting for it
Your chat time is extended too
it logged me out
ok no worry
Let us continue
I sent the email to you with two pictures
ok let me check them
Ok if you note the report clearly
So that means a sub type of WBC, called Neutrophils are increasing at the expense of lymphocytes
This indicates a bacterial infection
Now where is this asymptomatic bacterial infection should be found out
Second thing, is I would assure my patients at this moment as 12.7 thousands of WBC is not too big to concern about obnoxious
Are you with me?
Did you follow what I said? Can you summarize our discussion?
so its ok to wait until Tuesday and get the results on Wednesday
well what I gather is that you're saying that my wbc is ok and not to worry.
So I would blame on depression
and don't go running to the ER
till it is not confirmed
Even if you go to ER they would not do anything miracle to reduce the count
I am a physician that prefer to treat the disease and the person and not the lab report
wouldnt they do scans?
ER would not, the office visits to Hematologist can
ER is for Emergency. What would you say to them about Emergency, You do not have any symptoms
Am I right?
Would you show the report and say that WBC is increasing?
For how long
about a two months
You are on Thyroid supplements
I haven't been on that that long
maybe three months
So are you not taking them?
to check if the dose is sufficient?
yes the dr did
and it was ok
It is partially cut in the scan that you sent
no I don't see that
I could see the blood sugar are raised
and it predisposes to infection
So there are certain benign factors to check
for the reasons to raise WBC
Do not think of scary conditions
thank you Dr
Do you have any questions?
your help helped me
not anymore I know now that it will be fine to hold out until Tuesday
No worry, just think of my advices or read them if you still get confursed
All the best
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
thank you very very much
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