I haven't been here in a while. Hope you're all doing well in this very strange year we are having!
I'm just curious if this may be a j-pouch trend. I had blood work this week, and as is often the case for me, my white cell count is slightly elevated. My doctor isn't concerned and the rest of the BW is all within normal ranges. The higher white cell counts have been a trend for me going back a number of years. They are frequently slightly elevated on routine blood work. I do know I have what my surgeon terms as "chronic subclinical pouchitis" meaning I have inflammation, but no noticeable symptoms, and again this has been a norm for years, and I'm sure that could be a contributing factor. I've had my pouch for 12 years.
I'm just wondering if having a slightly elevated WBC is a trend among j-pouches. Has anyone else had this?