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What causes pain in right ribs and high blood count?

i had doctors say my gallbladder needed to be taking out over 5 days in the hospital they changed their mind was on antibotics got better for a short while went back to doctor had left arm muscle pain in my lower right rib cage around to my back white count was elevated to 12 my right arm feels very strained hurt in my armpit it almost feels like infection moves around up my back an into my neck I have high blood count at least once a month have had a back fusion my right arm seems to be getting weaker run low grade have been hospitialized 3 times in 6 months very concerned plz try an help
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
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Cannot say in your particular case, and if concerned that would be a reason to be examined and treated. Reasons to increase concern is that high blood count is an indication of overwhelming and/or spreading infection.

It is doubtful that it can spread directly to gall bladder, arm, back and ribs without a lot of obvious problems BUT, infection going out from the gall bladder to the surroundings could irritate the diaphram and this is often felt widely. There would also often be increased pain with deep cough. It's serious.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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