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Old 04-16-2013, 01:20 AM   #5
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Re: Elevated WBC caused by Hypothyroidism?

Running WBC counts in the 15-17K range is not normal, and that is higher than one would expect from inflammation. Are your inflammatory markers high (sed rate, CRP?)
So I think your Dr is doing the right thing. The hematologist will check all sorts of things, and if nothing turns up, I would see a rheumatologist. Since you have one autoimmune disease, it is possible you have another one lurking, and those can also cause high WBC. A hidden infection should also be sought, like a sinus infection, a persistent UTI, etc. since the white count did come down with antibiotics. Did you have a follow-up urine check to make sure the UTI had cleared up? Let us know what transpires. These things can sometimes require very good detective work, so be patient.