Questions on labs
I have recently been treated for a herniated disk with sciatica pain. I took cortisone injections this week. The next day I had a followup with primary dr. as a checkup type thing. I was complaining of some shortness of breath, and mile uncomfortableness. Nothing else going on. Other than that of course I have had back pain and hip pain.
My WBC came back at 22,800. I wasn't told what the differential was, so I am not sure if this helps indicate anything, but the nurse said there was no other sign of infection or problems. She said the dr. wanted to re-run the test and do a uranalysis.
So, I went in and did that and sitting here awaiting results. Questions..
1. Could the steroid injection cause an increase this much?
2. It UA is clear, and level is still increased, what is next step?
3. Assuming UA is clear, how far should my WBC drop to feel comfortable about continuing additional tests?
4. And, if levels are still high, which tests should I have?
Thanks for your advice.