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Greetings. I am a 36 year old female. I went to ER with

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Greetings. I am a 36 year old female. I went to ER with nausea, vomiting and low abdomen pain. I am concern my WBC a me back at 14.2. Is 14.2 a dangerous wbc count, can it indicate cancer?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer expert doctor.

WBC count of 14.2 is not a sign of cancer.

it is a sign of infection or inflammation in your body.

you could have a bowel infection called viral or bacterial enteritis and gastritis which can cause nausea, vomiting and lower abdominal pain and diarrhea symptoms and cause your WBC count to go up to 14.2

most likely after your bowel infection resolves, your WBC count will come back down to normal below 10

has your bowel pains gotten better?

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have other questions?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Kay, while a cancer diagnosis is unlikely it is still possible

It is true that it is most likely related to infection but not the ones suggested

it is most likely a gall bladder issue or diverticulitis

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor

has your abdominal pain gotten better?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr.David thank you for your response, I am now somewhat concern with Dr. Phil response about the possibility it could be a sign of cancer. You initially responded my wbc wasn't a sign of cancer? As for the abdominal pain, it comes and goes, when it comes its usually lower pain and discomfort both in the front and back. I do have frequent nausea, it hasn't turn into actual vomiting more than twice within last year. Not sure if its related however I have notice an increase in gas almost like bloodiness'. My main concern is the wbc and any relation to cancer anywhere in the body?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. Phil

I am saying that cancer is unlikely but you can't simply rule it out by saying it is unlikely

There is always a chance, albeit a small one

In all, it is very unlikely to be cancer and more likely infection but nothing is 100% in medicine

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

thanks for asking for me again.

I am a cancer doctor.

infection is a million more times more common than cancer in your situation.

you are young at age 36.

you had bowel infection symptoms

these two things put together point to cancer.

nausea can be from too much stomach acid in your stomach or excessive anxiety

do you have constipation or diarrhea? these can cause lower abdominal pains.

ovarian cysts or period cramps can cause lower abdominal pains at your age.

WBC is not a good way to look for cancer.

do you have a history of excessive anxiety? or constipation or ovarian cysts?

I am not worried about cancer for you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been going through intervals of both constipation and diarrhea. During ER visit a cyst did come up on my right ovary? Can the constant nausea be related that?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

nausea would be more likely to be due to anxiety or too much stomach acid in your stomach.

you might benefit from stomach acid blocking agents like zantac, prilosec, or nexium to decrease stomach acid which can help nausea.

medications to decrease anxiety could help nausea.

ginger tea and ginger foods can help decrease nausea.

IBS or constipation and diarrhea can sometimes cause nausea as well

I am not worried about cancer.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello I am a double board certified US doctor and I will give you a comprehensive answer.

The most likely cause of this is viral infection.

It causes nausea and diarrhea.

It will go away if this is the case.

If it does not go away, then gastritis [inflammation of the stomach or chronic ulcer

can cause both symptoms particularly in conjunction with IBS.

Your doctor also needs to rule out gallbladder, liver, and pancreatic problems, easy to do with the correct blood test.

Unless you have a family history of colon cancer at a young age: a genetic disease that runs in the family, then you do not have colon cancer.

This is a GI problem.

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