Yes. Chronic sinusits is just that, chronic. One could have this condition and not have a response of raising the white blood cell count. The body is handling the infections on a chronic basis and does not respond by sending out the numbers of white cells to raise the total circulating count.
Husband gets freq colds [7-10 times in past 3 mo]. Has chronic sinusitis, live in CA, have a preschooler, CBC normal. ESR:39. Shd we worry abt cancer?
Doubt cancer, but... With such frequent recurrent symptoms, I would be more suspicious of an allergy problem rather than repeated upper respiratory infections; or a combination, with minor colds triggering allergic symptoms. Cancer is not a likely explanation for any of this. Howver, an ESR of 39 definitely needs evaluation for an underlying health problem; maybe just persisting sinusitis, but better safe than sorry. Read more...