High WBC before surgery!!!!

on 12/7/17 5:02 pm
VSG on 12/12/17 with

Hello. I'm scheduled for surgery December 12th but my blood work came back with high blood counts. I have my final appointment before surgery with my surgeon tomorrow but I'm scarredddd she's going to cancel my surgery!!!! I been having horrible back pain for about 2 weeks and I'm starting to feel better ! However my back is still a little bit inflammated. I have been going to the chiropractic to speed up my healing but I'm terrified this will cause my to cancel surgery. Has anyone else had high WBC before surgery???? I'm so stressed i keep thinking my surgery is going to get canceled. Anyone have any feedback???????

on 12/7/17 5:37 pm - PA
VSG on 08/23/16

The bigger concern would be infection. If you are coming down with or have an infection (elevated WBC) you could have complications in surgery. It depends on the levels of the counts and your surgeon's comfort level. She may ask you to re-test in a few days. You'll know one way or the other tomorrow. There is nothing you can do one way or the other, so stop stressing.

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Gwen M.
on 12/7/17 5:37 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Ask your surgeon tomorrow, that's the only way to know for sure. I've had high WBC before surgery and never had it mentioned by the surgeon.

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Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 12/8/17 8:19 am
VSG on 12/10/13

Only your surgeon can tell you if your surgery can proceed. Call and ask.

Also, don't waste money on the chiropractor. Subluxation theory is complete bunk; if you want help with spinal issues, you're much better off seeing a physical therapist.

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Kristi T.
on 12/8/17 10:35 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

High WBC and back pain sounds like a possible kidney infection. I'm glad you are seeing your surgeon, he/she will investigate and make the final decision...good luck!