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what does a high red and white blood cell count mean

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
WBC is often: Elevated in an inflammatory condition such as pancreatitis. The HGB may just be reflective of dehydration.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: A CBC - complete blood count - has many values. 3 cell types are white blood cells (wbcs), red blood cells (rbc, but measured as hemoglobin - hgb), an ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly serious: Need more details. Could be normal variant or underlying serious bone marrow condition.
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A male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
High WBC: it depends. If there is fever with high white count, this is indication of infection, wether bacterial, which is high in bacterial infection. If there ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: We don't treat lab values. Isolated lab values without any history or exam findings is not enough to make any realistic comment. You are welcome to s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. The results lis ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not per se: High blood pressure by itself does not affect blood cell counts.
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Too little info: It sounds like a liver problem, but without actually seeing your bloodwork and ultrasound or whatever other reports, it's virtually impossible to make ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
30 years experience Pathology
Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen,liver, lungs,leading to loss from circu ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 33-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
A 24-year-old female 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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