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What causes elevated WBC count after having unprotected oral sex?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: i'm a male and received unprotected oral sex. i had a urine test afterwards to check for std and none was found. during my annual check up my blood test revealed high white blood cell count. could this be a sign that i have an sdt?
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It means presence of infection, not necessarily STDs

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Welcome to HCM.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

I understand your concern.
High wbc count in blood is indicative of some infection in body, it can be both acute and chronic. Having unprotected oral sex can lead to STDs but if you have undergone the specific tests like VDRL or urine or blood tests you should not worry. Rather you should think about whether you have any other symptoms of any other infective focus that might be present in your body like sore throat, burning urination, fever, any abscess etc. You can do an antibiotic course for the possible infection by consulting with your doctor.

Hope this was useful.
Consult me for any other queries.
Regards.
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What causes elevated WBC count after having unprotected oral sex?

Brief Answer: It means presence of infection, not necessarily STDs Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to HCM. This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query. I understand your concern. High wbc count in blood is indicative of some infection in body, it can be both acute and chronic. Having unprotected oral sex can lead to STDs but if you have undergone the specific tests like VDRL or urine or blood tests you should not worry. Rather you should think about whether you have any other symptoms of any other infective focus that might be present in your body like sore throat, burning urination, fever, any abscess etc. You can do an antibiotic course for the possible infection by consulting with your doctor. Hope this was useful. Consult me for any other queries. Regards.