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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several ways: White blood cells are created by the bone marrow, so anything that suppresses bone marrow affects white blood cells. Some viral illnesses such as mono ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Ot ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not usually: A low white count is present in about 15% of the population and usually has no clinical significance. Discuss the result with your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investiga ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: They are not associated. A low white count is found in about 15% of african americans and has no clinical significance.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It can,,,: CBC stands for Complete Blood Count, which includes platelet, white blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. These last 2 values indicate the am ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Any stress can trigger headaches. Infection is a stress.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a com ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low white count : Symptoms are usually from underlying disease which lower white count like infections, lupus, arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, b12, f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: White blood counts can be elevated as a result of an infection or inflammatory process. When this happens it is called a leukemoid reaction and is a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes.: What type of steroid are you abusing?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Anemia: It could be a combination of low rbc count vs low heme (iron ) vs defective globin which is hte protein component of the hemoglobin. Talk to your doco ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Details please: How high and how low? What is the mcv. Are the wbcs neuts or lymphs. Is this new or chronic?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A high blood sugar suggests diabetes. A low white count often has no clinical significance.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christy Horton
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many: Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience Urology
Inflamation: Pyospermia, or WBC in the semen, or WBC in expressed prostatic secretion, indicates inflamation in the prostate. This may be caused by a bacterial in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics.
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