High WBC for 1 yr old during routine well visit blood check
Hi - my 1 year old son went in for his 1 year well visit and the blood work came back saying his WBC is high - 23,000. The dr said that it's pointing to something viral - he had the stomach flu about 10 days prior and a runny nose the day of the test. Could this explain such a high WBC? After looking on the internet, I am very concerned.
I'm a little surprised they did blood work in a well-child visit. Do you think it was because they saw something in the exam that merited further investigation? I'm sure my son didn't have it, but maybe my HMO is frugal about tests. Anyway, ask the doctor how much to worry about the count, don't hesitate to call and say that one further reflection you are very concerned.
Thanks for your reply - it's their standard protocol at their practice. They do it at all 1 year well visits to test lead, iron and WBC. I have a message out to the dr to talk with her more - when she initially called she assured me everything was OK, it's just reading the internet that has scared me and causing me concern that I should be pushing for another opinion...?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.