My son has been hospitalised 5 times in the last 2 years with the same symptoms, uncontrollable vomiting, blood, high white blood cell count. He is a very health conscious 30 year old, very athletic but with some anxiety issues / occasional panic attacks and nervousness.
First they thought it was gall bladder so they removed it. Symptoms returned a year later so the scoped his stomach and discovered bleeding ulcers. They biopsied and results were negative for h pylori. My bigger concern is the high white blood cell count. Is this typical with bleeding ulcers? One er doc asked if he had ever been referred to a hemotologist for possible blood diseases. So should we pursue this?
I am very concerned that we keep going through this-
My husband is in the same boat right now. He's been hospitalized at least 10 times since December of last year. He has no appendix, had his gall bladder removed, and a colonoscopy has shown nothing abonormal. He has had a strange white blood cell count for the past ten years but until recently, was able to function normally with only acid reflux. He is back in the hosptial now and cat scans will occasionally show that his illium is slightly enlarged, but they won't diagnose him with crohns. A course of steroids helped him earlier this year (was persribed for migraines and caused his pain and abdominal symptoms to improve for a while), but no one will perscribe them again. We're waiting on a capsule study. My husband has also been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and also espohageal ulcers, but nothing stomach related yet. He's back at the hospital as of this morning with severe nausea, vomiting, bloody stool and abdominal pain, so we're hoping to hear something soon.
I have had a high white blood count for three and half years (right after gallbladder got removed). I also have no appendix (since age 15), my red blood cells was staying low and platelets continue to go up and down...I was referred to a hematologist, and then to an infection specialist. There is nothing they can find. I am told to quit smoking and loose weight. OF course that is the answer for everything, I have been diagnosed with peptic ulcers almost twenty years ago, and if I do not take stomach meds I get sick at stomach...I also have cyst on lung, adrenal gland, and ovary, copd, severe arthritis, bone disease, djd, bone spurs, and several other issues. I stay week, the hematologist had put me on iron meds for a while then took me off when red blood count got normal. I have been tested for leukemia and that was negative. Any suggestions.