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If you have infection in your intestine. will there always be a higher wbc. will there always be a temp?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Usually neither: The common viral and bacterial infections often cause no fever or leukocytosis.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Natural Response: Why do you think it may be in your intestine, or is it is the surrounding area of the intestine? This needs to be evaluated. The body's normal response to infection is an elevated WBC , and an increase in temperature is the immune system getting into higher gear to fight the infection. Don't focus too much on the symptoms you are having and be more concerned as to find the actual true cause.

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