It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Sexually Transmitted Diseases Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 4
tanbp HB User
STD's and a CBC

Does anybody here know if a CBC would pick up an infection like Gonorreaha? I know it would tell specifically, but was wondering if the infection throws off the blood count.

 
Old 02-19-2004, 06:36 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 50
kajajha HB User
Re: STD's and a CBC

Hello Tan!
A CBC would not pick up gonorrhea. They only check for cell counts of normal blood components (white blood cells, red, platelets etc.) A serious illness (like acute apendicitis or the like) might noticeably increase white blood cell count enough for the doctors to worry, but not something like gonorrhea. You have to ask for a seperate test.
Good Luck!
Kaja

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-19-2004, 06:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 129
Weeping Willow HB User
Re: STD's and a CBC

Quote:
Originally Posted by kajajha
Hello Tan!
A CBC would not pick up gonorrhea. They only check for cell counts of normal blood components (white blood cells, red, platelets etc.) A serious illness (like acute apendicitis or the like) might noticeably increase white blood cell count enough for the doctors to worry, but not something like gonorrhea. You have to ask for a seperate test.
Good Luck!
Kaja
I know a CBC will pick up indicators for certain STD's that are caused by bacteria. I can't remember how it goes, but high segs and low lymphocytes or vice versa is an indicator of a bacterial infection.

 
Old 02-22-2004, 03:21 PM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 594
csoar2004 HB User
Re: STD's and a CBC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weeping Willow
I know a CBC will pick up indicators for certain STD's that are caused by bacteria. I can't remember how it goes, but high segs and low lymphocytes or vice versa is an indicator of a bacterial infection.
A high white cell count MIGHT indicate there is some kind of underyling infection (or it might indicate leukemia...lotsa variables!). Infection could be viral or bacterial. Trouble is, there are all kinds of bacterial infections (and most aren't STDs). A Sed Rate measures inflammation levels and is often used to determine whether arthritis is present.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
STD question cooldude88 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2 05-19-2010 01:14 PM
Using my STD and LTD disability insurance tankabbot Disabilities 4 11-02-2009 07:36 PM
Do girls usually get tested for std's and such when they get birth control pills? jason02 Birth Control 2 03-21-2006 12:45 AM
STD and Pregnant caveman1986 Pregnancy 12 11-01-2005 12:49 PM
Chances of getting an STD with oral sex? bunnyb Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2 07-18-2005 06:37 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!