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ohiostate
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Dec-26-05, 09:37 PM (CST)
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"White blood cell count"
 
   I recently went to the gynocologist for my annual exam. My records do not show that I have herpes, however, I have been tested by another hospital and I know that I have genital herpes. The doctor asked if I wanted to be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. I declined because I thought I had been tested since getting involved with my husband (recently married). Now I can't remember the last time I was tested.

During the exam she said that my cervix bled really easily so she did a swab and went to the microscope. She said that my white blood cell count was high. I did not have a sore from herpes at the time, however, I am wondering if herpes can increase white blood cell count. She said that she was going to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but I haven't heard results yet. She gave me a weeks supply of doxycycline in the mean time and told me no sex for 1 week, but she didn't tell me anything about my husband getting tested or taking doxycyline.

Can herpes increase white blood cell count?


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: White blood cell count howladmin Dec-27-05 1
     RE: White blood cell count ohiostate Dec-29-05 2
         Doxy isn't the bets treatment howladmin Dec-29-05 3
             RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment ohiostate Jan-10-06 4
                 RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment howladmin Jan-11-06 5
                     RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment nathatlie Mar-22-06 6
                         RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment cynthia_00 Jul-12-07 7
                             RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment auntiejessiadmin Jul-12-07 8

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howladmin
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Dec-27-05, 06:12 AM (CST)
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1. "RE: White blood cell count"
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   Hey,

I just want to make sure we're talking aboutthe same thing. Did she say the white blood cells were high in the cervical swab? Or did she run a blood sample and your overall white blood cell count is high?

A lot of white blood cells on a cervical swab (pap smear) mena that your cervix is inflammed. Some inflammation is normal. A lot of inflammation could indicate an infection or something else. Given that you have no symptoms I'm surprised she didn't order specific testing for chlmaydia and gonorrhea.

Did your doctor send a pap smear off to the lab so a trained pathologist can look at it? Pap smears can be tested for clamydia and gonorrhea. You should call the office back and ask if that was done.

If you really do have Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, then your husband also has it. To treat the infection both partners have to be treated with antibiotics at the same time. Otherwise he'll reinfect you.

Also doxycycline isn't going to treat both of those infections. It should treat Chlamydia, but won't get gonorrhea. Gornorrhea needs a different type of antibiotic. An antibotic callled azithromycin works for both infections.

I hope I haven't overwhelmed you. From your post I don't think your doctor is communicating well with you about why she is treating you with doxycycline. I think its worth calling back today and making sure you know what your doctor is thinking.

Best,

Howl


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ohiostate
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Dec-29-05, 07:25 AM (CST)
 
2. "RE: White blood cell count"
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   The white blood cell count was from a cervical swab. The doctor did say that she was going to do a chlamydia and gonorrhea test, but I've tried calling back and I can only talk to the person that answers the nurse's line. I asked her to have the doctor call me back, but she hasn't done so yet.

From what I found online doxycycline can treat both chlamydia and gonorrhea. I am done taking the medicine, but still no test results. Hopefully I will find out soon.

Thanks for the reply.


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howladmin
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3. "Doxy isn't the bets treatment"
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   LAST EDITED ON Dec-29-05 AT 08:10 AM (CST)
 
I'm glad you're trying to get in touch with the doctor.

Doxycycline is not the best choice for gonorrhea. There is a lot of antibiotic resistence and doxy alone doesn't cut it for gonorrhea. If the test comes back positive please make sure your doc gives you a more appropriate antibiotic for gonorrhea.

Here's a link about gonorrhea form tha National Institutes of Health. It lists the better choices for gonorrhea.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/stdgon.htm


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ohiostate
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Jan-10-06, 08:44 PM (CST)
 
4. "RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment"
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   I finally got results back from my doctor at the end of last week. The chlamydia and gonorrhea tests both came back negative. I asked during 2 different conversations if I should be tested for anything else, and the response was no both times.


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5. "RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment"
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   I'll glad everything was negative. I'll admit I'm still stumped about why he/she proceed that way. In the end it turned out well.

Howl


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6. "RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment"
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   I've also had unexplained bleeding with high white cells and no STD bacteria or candida found after taking a new pill. Is there anything that has happened lately that might have changed your hormonal balance? To summarize, my problem was that my mucous membranes had gotten too dry because of too much progesterone intake.

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7. "RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment"
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   I just read your messages, and I feel the same thing is going on with my body. My doctor has noticed a high white blood cell count in my cervical swab. I know I don't have any std's because i have been tested. I believe i have had a herpes outbreak before and today my doctor tested me for it. i was wondering what your doctor prescribed you to get rid of it and how long it took?


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8. "RE: Doxy isn't the bets treatment"
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LAST EDITED ON Jul-12-07 AT 07:09 PM (CST)
 
Sometimes cervicitis can accompany herpes, but its more likely to be caused by a bacteria.

Did your doc do any other testing besides herpes? How its treated will depend on what those results show. How long has it been since you've been tested for stds, and have you been sexualy active since those tests were done?

How did your doc test you for herpes?

Jess

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