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Having rectal bleeding. Test showed high white blood count. Having abdominal and back pain. Any ideas?

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I went to the er today for rectal bleeding and my white blood cell count is up along with my epithelial cell count. I also have abdominal pain and back pains. my lymph% and mono% were high as well and I vomited 4 times since I've been home. They told me they don't know what is going on and sent me home....any ideas
Posted Sat, 1 Sep 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 1 hour later
Hi

Your history is suggestive of gastrointestinal infection

It seems you have infected yourself with contaminated food or drink

I would suggest you go for a probiotic twice a day for seven to ten days

If you are constipated you may add a fiber supplement

Go for a stool examination , if it shows pus cells go for a culture report and add an antibiotic as per sensitivity report

An over the counter antacid will help control your vomiting

Hope this helps
Am available for followup queries
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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Follow-up: Having rectal bleeding. Test showed high white blood count. Having abdominal and back pain. Any ideas? 7 hours later
What about the rectal bleeding it was quite a bit of blood that kept coming out. What do the levels mean?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 4 hours later
Hi

Thanks for your followup

The levels are in fact suggestive of Lower GastroIntestinal Infection

Bleeding can be due to infection

Have already recommended a fiber supplement

In case if it persists after the infection is controlled get yourself examined by a surgeon for hemorrhoids or fissure in ano

Hope this helps
Am available for followup queries
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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