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A 41-year-old female asked:

On my cbc i noticed my wbc was 11.1 and my ses rate was 41 and my platelets was 423 these are elevated . i don't feel good and having joint and bone?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
CBC: Analyzing bloodwork is always a tricky proposition and requires in depth knowledge of each unique patient. The lab test you describe above may be normal but need to be interpreted within clinical context.
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Dr. Kevin Rosenberg
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Inflammatory markers: Elevated WBC, sed rate (also called erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or ESR), and platelet counts can all be increased in an inflammatory state. Inflammation can certainly cause body aches and feeling poorly. As your doctor ordered the sed rate, then he or she is already looking for evidence of inflammation. You should follow-up with your doctor about next steps. Best wishes.
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