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Please Help regarding ANA results; also posted under Dental as well

I started having verdigo-type symptoms and went to see not my reg doctor, but another in his same office who checked all my vitals and ordered bloodwork after he didnt see anything obviously wrong. I had 2 blood tests checking for whatever by a hemotologist; the scores were normal except my wbc was at first 11.2 (I'm not sre of other factors at this point; but doctor concerned, so ordered another test 1 week later. this time wbc up to 11.8. Because I had an unexplained seizure last year and the fact that my dad and great-grandfather both died of brain aneurysms, I had MRI's 2x.; 1st time after seizure then again after this 2nd blood test w/seemingly positive results); I had a 3rd blood test last week to check for RA (I have arthritis in my right knee) & have now had nurse fax me results before going back again to see hematologist again. now shows wbc at 14.8, but i also noticed my NE# 7.7 as well as LY#5.9 (both high). all others appear normal. In the cmmts section states nucleolar pattern detected w/ANA Titer 1:160 q/ANA screen showing positive. I am pretty sure that I have an abscessed tooth as have gum disease and u/a 2 afford proper dental care. could any of this be from an untreated infection?
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351246 tn?1379682132
Yes, untreated infection can raise the WBC count. The ANA titer can raise without any cause. However, it can also signify an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. Autoimmune diseases can also raise the WBC count along with infection.  
You need further tests for a confirmed diagnosis. Hope this helps. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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