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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Rare things are rare: Most people's white blood cells go up or down in number, depending on the infections or inflammatory diseases that they get, the vast majority of whic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
MD and DMD/DDS: You will need dental care to help you resolve your periodontitis. You also need a medical consult to help you interpret your blood tests. Many conditi ... Read More
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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: A low blood count ( i assume low hemoglobin -anemia) can be caused by many different things-like bleeding, poor nutrition, vitamin deficiency, thyroi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The vast majority of cancers donor affect the CBC. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. Thanks for asking.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: And except for the leukemia family, none affects blood work until late.
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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infect ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience in General Surgery
No: An elevated blood white cell count can be an indication of active inflammation somewhere in your body, like infection. There are many other reasons f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Low white cell count: White blood cells are the body's warriors against infection. When their number runs low, you become more susceptible to infections that could easily b ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Olson
40 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacte ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: Any stress can trigger headaches. Infection is a stress.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhusudhan Dommeti
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infection: Invasion by foreign organism or disorder in the marrow production.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
NONE: There are many types of cancers and they have no correlation with white blood cells, unless you're referring to blood cancer known as leukemia, then t ... Read More

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