My mother has high WBC count of 15,000, platelet count of 5,40,000, and hemoglobin at 11.2. Her ESR is 86, and CRP is also similar. She has a fever, which rises in the evening to 101. Can you please tell me what this denotes? Also, will the high platelet count cause a danger for a blood clot or stroke? Currently, she is taking Mesacol 800 mg, VSL#3, Amodep-AT for blood pressure, and Thyronorm for thyroid.
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Thank you doctor,
The medicines were prescribed by a gastroenterologist only. What does one investigate with stool culture? Could you kindly elaborate the sentence 'biopsy should be taken from the ulcer to rule out the exact cause'? Thanks again.
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It is good that you have consulted a gastroenterologist for your condition.
Take care. Hope your concern is solved. You can discuss all this with your gastroenterologist, and then let your gastroenterologist decide whether a biopsy is needed or not.
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