Hi, do you know your white cell differential and the hemoglobin?
A high white cell count that is mostly due to an elevation of neutrophils can indicate infection or inflammation in the body
I don't know white cell differential but my hemoglobin was 11.4
On the blood test taken February 2nd, the following showed
OK, that is on the lower side (anemia), and you can have an elevation of platelets associated with it
Were you given any antibiotics?
WBC 17.2, LYM% 17.7, MONO% 1.8, GRAN % 80.5, LYM# XXXXX MONO# XXXXX GRAN# XXXXX
Yes, I was given 7 days of Cipro
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Was that given for the diverticulitis?
Are your symptoms any better now?
You can have an elevated white cell count as a result of diverticulitis or its complications such as abscess formation.
Acid reflux will not do this
Platelets can increase in number due to what is known as secondary thrombocytosis, due to infection, inflammation and bleeding
White blood cells can also increase due to allergic reactions, due to the effects of drugs (such as steroids), due to rheumatologic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis), malignant disorders of the blood (such as leukemias and polycythemia) to mention some other causes.
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