My doctor did one blood test which showed all was OK ( thyroid, cholesterol is down, A1C OK and I am not anemic) and the red blood cell was 13.3 but the nurses seemed hesitant to give me HOW elevated my white blood cells were other than telling me they were elevated. As she read through I swear she said, '15 or 16'.
One asked how I was feeling as the Doctor wanted to know when she called me in for this second blood draw, I mentioned dizziness and feeling faint, scratchy throat, a slight temperature and lightheaded and some times have upper chest pain but figure its from the scoliosis I have or DDD, arthritis in my spine/hips. Have a few small boils under both arm pits which triple antibiotic has been helping there. But I am almost 50, menopausal and do smoke but not much. Do not drink. I've had SI Joint injections recently and wondering if that is the cause for the elevated WBC or not from that medication.
I am waiting for the second blood work to come back but I've read certain medications ( the corticosteroid and pain med injected ) cause elevated WBC, stress ( have that ) overweight - but I am active.
Should I be concerned about anything should it still be at 15 if that WAS the result?
It may be different the results or it may still the same. Either way a high blood cell count isn't all that unsual as it can happen. It's not a bad thing either, but if it's not a frequent occurance for you, then I would discuss this with a doctor.
Hi -- Just wanted to comment saying I FINALLY got a referral to see a Hematologist in a few weeks.
Not sure what this visit will do other than maybe they keep me and run their own tests -- needless to say I'm nervous about it. Still running low grade fevers, nothing major no vomiting -- occasional dizziness.
Will update after the 30th! Wanted to say thanks again for the replies!
Hi I seem to be in the same position you are. Having been feeling real good for a few weeks, not feeling horrible but not myself. Had a high wbc count which the dr rechecked after two weeks and it was still high.
I am going to a hemotologist in two weeks. Kind of nervous about that. But I am 54 with menopausal symptoms (hot flashes etc) so wondering if that has anything to do with it.
Curious to see what your outcome is!
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