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I got fever with chills and WBC count is 11900. Is it serious?


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Published At July 10, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I recently got a fever with chills and feeling cold. I took Dolo 650 and fever is gone but still continue to feel chills in my legs and sometimes feel cold. I went to the doctor. He asked me to get CBC test and routine urine test. In my CBC test, my WBC count is 11900, rest all are in normal. My urine test says 6 to 8 HPF and pH urine as acidic. The doctor said it is UTI. I am worried about WBC 11900 count.

Kindly advise. Currently, I am taking Zifi CV 200.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Kindly let me know if any other symptoms you have like burning micturition, abdominal pain, dyspnea, etc. Your total WBC count not much raised, it is only slightly increased. In urine, 6 to 8 pus cells are not significant. So, it can be a viral infection and symptomatic management is done for that. Kindly attach your reports to check it.

Take care.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I feel some kind of uncomfortable feeling in my legs like I do not know how to tell it like burning or feel cold in my legs and arms and urinate a lot and sometimes sweat.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have seen your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it does not show any alarming rise in total WBC count. Your total count mildly elevated and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is raised. So, viral infection can be possible diagnosis as per history and report.

Your malaria report is negative and it can be excluded. Just now symptomatic management done with lots of water and take Paracetamol 500 mg SOS as per requirement. You can also take prescribed vitamin C 500 mg BD (twice daily) for five days. Maintain hydration with lots of water. Green leafy vegetables and fruits to be taken more. Repeat CBC after three days if no improvement.

Consult your physician for examination.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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