Leukocyte Levels And Signs Of Appendicitis?
Afternoon, I want to ask r nWhat if leukocytes rise to 18,000 has an effect on appendicitis? I am 17 years old. Thank you
Appendicitis or inflammation of the appendix is a dangerous thing if you do not get medical help. One symptom of appendicitis is an increased level of leukocytes / white blood cells. But not all increases in leukocyte levels are caused by appendicitis. Some other causes that can cause an increase in leukocytes such as lung infections, gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections.
In addition to increased levels of leukocytes, appendicitis can also cause other symptoms such as pain in the lower right abdomen, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, fever, weakness. If indeed you have appendicitis, then it requires further examination by a doctor, yes.
Therefore it is recommended that you check yourself directly to the doctor, so the doctor can examine your condition further. Maybe later additional tests will be carried out such as ultrasound examination, or appendikogram if necessary. You can also see a surgeon.
The following article you can read about appendicitis
may be useful. Thank you