male - 61 years old. on 2/2/10 had bilateral knee replacement. has been have fevers just about everyday around 102 -103. He is given tylenol for the chills- high fever. the dr checked his urine & blood. He does have a urinary track infection. One of his know was more inflamed than the other. They decided to drain the knee on 2/17 which had old blood in it. The white blood count was 15,000 on 2/15 and today, 2/17 it is down to 12,000. The dr says it is an infection & is looking for the source. He checked the prostrate which was slightly enlarged & was not painful. checked abdomen, no pain.. He is on antibiotics which started on 2/15. What can be the cause of his high white cell blood count?
Well if all of his other blood results came back normal and only his white blood cell count was high it would be pointing to an infection. A very high white blood cell count would indicate a serious infection. You may want to see another specialist or doctor.
If it were to be cancer or another problem, which it still may be, I would consider a more thorough blood test, you would see red bloods cells and platelets at a very low count also indicating a blood disease since you are on these forums I am thinking maybe that is what you are wondering.
I would see another doctor. If possible. There is not enough information in this post I don't think.
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