Hi there,I hope you are feeling better now. Your elevated white cell counts can indeed be due to prednisone
treatment, or it also could be because of any underlying infection.As you say that you have kidney
stone the pain could be caused if the stone is small enough to have passed into the ureters that is the tube that connects you kidney to the bladder. The passage of these stone give rise to flank pain
. Even a single dose of prednisone can give rise to elevated WBC
counts but then tend to come back to previous levels once the drug is stopped. If the pain continues it would be a good idea to get a KUBor IVP done to rule out stone in the ureter and a permanent treatment. Neglected cases may lead to kidney damage in the future. Your urologist
will be the best guide in such matters. Take care!