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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 12:28pm

Full blood count showing an infection

Hi all,
I had a routine FBC taken last week (just to check platelet levels because I am taking clexane). The results were abnormal so I had a repeat FBC taken today.

It looks like I had/have some kind of bacterial infection?
My white cell count (WCC), neutrophil count and monocyte count were all raised.

I guess the most likely culprit is a wee infection, but I had my urine tested the day after the blood test and it was clear. Pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and tummy all normal too. And I feel fine... just a little bit of occasional stretching below my bump, but I'm over 18 weeks now and my bump is growing daily so I think that's normal?

Has anyone else had this happen?

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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 1:24pm

X( oooh bless ya, i can't answer this but hope you get better soon!! why does everything have to be sooo complicated xx
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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 2:17pm

Thank you BB :heart:

My WCC was 13, and according to this site, up to 15 is normal in pregnancy?! So maybe all is ok...
http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.c…719223141672570


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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 2:33pm

No idea Mavis but your midwife probably would! Worth a call? Just to put your mind at rest?

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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 2:53pm

I don't know the answer, but am here with a cuddle for you wifey :hugs: I agree with Jodie's wise words, give your MW a quick call honey if you're worrying. xxx


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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 4:43pm

Hi Mavis,

I had this same thing, my WBC was within normal range but my neutrophil count was abnormally high (one of the others was low but I can't remember which).

I spoke to my Dr about it and she says it's fairly common in pregnancy for this to happen and it's nothing to worry about as long as your WBC is still normal, if this is above normal then it might indicate that you have an infection somewhere. It might be worth asking to have a repeat wee test in a week to check that you're not brewing something and also to ask for a vaginal swab to check that all is OK up there (I did because a week or so later I developed a weird coloured CM which turned out to be the very start of thrush which was unrelated). Talk to your GP if worried as they are usually really good and putting you at ease.


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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:02pm

Hi Mavis, don't know if this helps but my WCC was 13 at 16 weeks and my GP wasn't worried about it - just said my full blood count was normal. Normal range should be about 4-10, but as Grace says it's common to increase in pregnancy, especially if your non-pregnant WCC is on the high side of normal (mine is normally about 9).

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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:48pm

Mavis please don't worry, I've had all of the above and have been having 4 monthly checks ever since for the last 4 years,my wbc is 18.9. I've had numerous tests done over the years to find out why but they are none the wiser.

WBC can go higher in pregnancy especially the latter stages.

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Friday, September 11th 2009, 7:14am

Thank you so much Jodie, Wifey, Grace, Moogie, and Bride2Be!
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I feel much more reassured now, it's so easy to fear the worst!
I get my repeat blood test results back later today, and I'll discuss them with the GP or midwife and go armed with a sample :-)

I feel fine, so fingers crossed its just a normal pregnancy thing.
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