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Question: Low Red Blood Count

 MandaB1122 - Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:35 pm

Hello. A few weeks ago i had a UTI that i treated with a seven day antibiotic. The next week i went for routine blood work and my doc just called me and said my red blood cell count was slightly low-it was 11. the norm is 11.7 to 15. He also said that my sed rate was alittle high. Would this be caused from my Bladder infection?? On friday im going for an ultrasound of my pelvis. I have been feeling good. Thanks for any info. Im a 25 yr old female.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:08 am

User avatar Hi MandaB1122,
I would not relate this to your uti/bladder infection unless there was bleeding involved. Very mild abnormalities may be present under normal conditions. Elevations in ESR ( Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) levels usually indicate inflammatory conditions. You stated you are going to have a pelvic ultrasound......the reason is? Are you having problems other than the uti?
 MandaB1122 - Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:00 am

Well at the time of my checkup i was just getting over the infection so i felt alittle pain still. My doc is very thorough so he said for me to have an ultrasound of my pelvis. I am not feeling anymore symptoms but i figured i would still go just to make sure. Wouldnt the inflammation be in my bladder during the infection? Thanks for the reply


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