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Hi for seems like months now been feeling awful , sometimes

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Hi for seems like months now been feeling awful , sometimes shivering sometimes hot , pinky rash , wheezy glands up , but their always , up , feel toxic , blood tests come back normal ish , apart from white blood cell count which are through the roof , I can't get appt till Monday at earliest because doctors have phoned in sick , was watching a programm on TV person had SIMILIAR sytoms to me turned out , was ENDOCARDITIS , Like your opinion please thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

It sounds like you have a fever and a high white blood cell count. Since I do not know the actual number, its hard to know how significant that is. You most likely have a virus.

Dr. K. :

Endocarditis is rare, so not likely

Dr. K. :

While these may be some of the symptoms, endocarditis rarely develops in a healthy heart

Dr. K. :

Risk factors are damaged heart valves, aritificial heart valves and IV drug use.

Dr. K. :

Hope this helps.

Dr. K. :

Theres always a way to see a Dr. Go to an urgent care or emergency clinic

JACUSTOMER-a2yy06in- : Sorry don't have number of white blood cell count , but dermatology said they have never seen such high count in uk
JACUSTOMER-a2yy06in- : Now I do suffer allergies but I have constant infections , every other week , would a full blood count test
JACUSTOMER-a2yy06in- : be checked for bactaria in your blood under microscope thanks
Dr. K. :

No That cant be done under a microscope What you are talking about is a blood culture. Your blood is drawn and incubated in a petri dish to grow out bacteria

Dr. K. :

You need to seek medical care as opposed to waiting until monday