Ask an expert
Question

01 Aug 2007

White Blood Cell Count
Hi Doctor,

My White blood cell count is a bit high from my last blood test. I understand that it is from a previous infection. I have cystitis, but the UTI is under control.

1. Is it true that I will have a high white blood cell count if I still have cystitis, or could it be related to another infection?
2. How long would the cystitis take to heal if I prevent any further infections?

They have tested me for all sorts of stuff, hormones, thiroid and UTI, but it all was normal. My B12 count is out of range though. Don't know what that means either. I also have difficult breathing and upper back pain.

Hope you can help me.
Thanks
Answer 367 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Gail
The high WCC can be due to the cystitis. Cystitis can be difficult to predict - it can linger for quite a while or clear up within a week or two. If your B12 count is low, you can take B12 supplements. It is unlikely to be extremely high as your body usually washes out excess water soluble vitamins.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.