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A 34-year-old female asked about a male:

Took 12 yr old son to er for stabbing pain in lower left abdomen. found his wbc 19, 000, pelvic fluid and gastritis. why pelvic fluid? doc didn't know.

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 21 years experience
Watch him closely...: Pelvic fluid can be seen in association with many diseases. Some of those include problems with the liver, kidneys, heart, appendicitis, or bowel obstruction. The high white count (19, 000) is most commonly seen as a response to infection. Do not hesitate to return to the er if your son does not improve because appendicitis or other serious infections may sometimes not show up in initial tests.
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