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what does it mean when your whitecells are high

A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
High white cell?: Low IgM per se is unlikely to be of major clinical importance but a persistently high WBC requires further evaluation by a hematologist in the absenc ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possible infection: White blood cells are the cells that fight infections. The presence of white blood cells in the urine typically indicate an infection. This could be f ... Read More
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Dr. David Wyatt
26 years experience Family Medicine
Or inflammation : If infection not found there are inflammatory conditions that can cause isolated leukocytes on a urine culture. These don't usually need and antibiot ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
20 years experience Family Medicine
Interpretation: This may indicate an acute infectious process. Signs and symptoms of cancer include weight loss anorexia and fatigue.
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A female asked:
Dr. Marc Rendell
49 years experience Diabetology
Chest pain: Chest pain is a sign of trouble. c-reactive protein is an indicator of blood vessel inflammation. It depends how high your white cells are, but defi ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Need context: We need the context of why these labs were done, as well as any symptoms (and other labs/baseline labs) before we can even begin to make an educated g ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
56 years experience Pathology
Cytosis: Erythrocytosis and leukocytosis mean elevation of the rbc and WBC counts respectively above the reference values of the lab. Slight increase could be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It could be infectio: Infections are a common cause of high white blood cell count. White cells in the urine may be due to infection in the urinary tract but sometimes it i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on cause: High white cells is not a disease but an abnormal blood test.So we can not describe symptoms of elevated white cells.White cells are high with severa ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
May not be an issue!: While it is true that certain connective tissue disease like sjogren's and lupus can cause this, along with viral infections, it is quite common to se ... Read More
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