Is The Danger Of High Leukocyte Lab Results In 10-month-old Children?
At night, my child aged 10 months ago after treatment and blood tests then the results of leukocytes 20800 said the doctor might have to be treated because there is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract and before my child indeed if urinating straining and a little discharge. The doctor said my child must be referred. If not referred to danger or not? What are other ways to cure my child?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Leukocytes or white blood cells, is one component of the blood that is in our body, and its main task is to act as an immune system and respond to diseases, especially bacterial infections. The normal number of leukocytes varies according to age level, with newborns around 9,400-34,000, toddlers (3-5 years) around 4,000-12,000, teens around 3,500-9,000 and adults (15 years and over) around 3,500-10,500.
This condition can be caused more specifically by various things, be it bacterial, viral, allergic, drug side effects, tuberculosis infections, to blood cancer. In your child's case, we don't know the reason your doctor referred your child because we didn't check it directly. But if you are hesitant to refer your child, what you need to deepen the doctor who checks your child is what is the reason for referring. If your child is still being treated by a general practitioner before, then it is natural that he asks your child to be referred to a pediatrician, because usually the medicine owned by a general practitioner is not as complete as that of a pediatrician in dealing with a child's illness. Especially if previously the general practitioner has had time to deal with your child but his complaints did not improve. He may refer because he feels incompetent and gives up your child to be handled by more professional professionals.
If it has been previously handled by a pediatrician, keep asking what causes the need to be referred, is it more on medication or diagnosis, and whether it really cannot be handled by the doctor now. If you convey your reasons why you do not want to be referred, surely your doctor will think of the best way to accommodate your desires.
In essence, regardless of whatever the patient's reasons or the patient's family is so they do not want to be referred, the doctor does not get any benefit by referring the patient. Because by being referred, the patient is no longer handled by him. Existing forms of violation do not refer to patients who should be referred for self-interest. So if the doctor refers your child, it must be for the best for your child, especially with the age of 10 months and vulnerable, your doctor may prefer to be extra careful in handling your child and better refer to it than forcing something that is beyond his ability.
But again, it is your right to decide whether you will refer your child or not. But in the meantime, take care of your child's health by keeping him away from sick people, cigarette smoke, dust, clean your place of residence, and still provide the necessary nutrition and do not hesitate to take him to the nearest hospital emergency room if his condition worsens. So, hopefully answering your question.