does the flu affect your cbc

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Going to ER for burning urination. Back pain. Fever. Trouble breathing. Cough. I think I have the flu & a bladder infection mixed.will they do a CBC ?

Likely

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Complete blood count is a common test and is usually done if infection is suspected.
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Dr. Gena Kluwe answered:

Can a flu shot affect a fasting cbc test?

Shouldn't.

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Flu shot should not interfere with CBC.
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Dr. Douglas Berson answered:

Flu like symptoms for past 5 months. Dr.'s issued tests including immunoglobulins, Sed Rate, CBC; everything is 'normal'. What do I do? I feel awful.

Flu won't quit

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Depends on what symptoms you are experiencing. Have there been any actual documented infections such as sinusitis or pneumonia? If you're experiencing respiratory symptoms my first inclination is that you should have an allergy evaluation. Even systemic flulike symptoms such as fatigue and malaise may be a part of the allergy syndrome. Look for a board certified allergy specialist at AAAAI.org
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Burning when urinating. Back pain. Flu like symptoms. Constant urge to urinate- Last 4 days! If I went to ER what would they do? A CBC & urinalysis?

UTI. Yes, CBC and UA

sounds like a urinary tract infection which may involve your kidney as evidenced by back pain. You should see your regular doctor rather than the emergency room if you can help it. Both the ED and your doctor will likely obtain a urine and blood samples. The ED will cost substantially more and you wil likely get the same treatment with a longer wait.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Terrible chills, soaking sweats. Have normal CBC, CXR, metabolic panel. Flu test neg. Blood cx neg so far (24 hours). Have had 3 days. Only other symptoms is cough. Any thoughts? How long chills?

Chills,soaking sweat

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You may have pneumonia even though you have a negative chest xray. Sometimes the pneumonia on xray develops later than clinical symptoms. Blood cultures are in order
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I have a lump under my arm and feel short of breath and faint. I got the flu shot a week ago but idk if its that. Some have said possible leukemia?

Get evaluated.

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Unless the folks who are saying "possible leukemia" have done the proper tests (bone marrow aspiration, CBC), I'd steer you away from accepting their diagnosis. But feeling faint, shortness of breath, and a lump under your arm are ALL potential warning signals. See your doctor for an evaluation. An exam and some blood tests will provide reassurance - or information you need to know. LGromkoMD
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

What is effective against the flu?

Depends on timing

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You usually just have to wait it out, treating the symptoms when they occur. Anti-influenza drugs can shorten the duration, but only if started right away.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

What would be the most effective steps in preventing the spread of the flu in schools?

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Affected students should stay home until completely better. Wash hands frequently.
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Is there evidence as to whether the flu shot was an effective match this year??

Too early to tell

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So far the flu activity has been spotty. It will be well into the holiday season & related gatherings of folks from all parts of the country that we see if it did.
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