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what is considered a high wbc count

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not really.....: The differential (ie., the percentage of the different kinds of wbcs), plus some additional details as to why you were checking in the first place wou ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
WBC Count: WBC normal range is around 3,300 to 8,700 WBC's per mcL.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Seek doctor advice: High WBC count should be interpreted considering the clinical condition. The degree of elevated count, the progression of the elevation and the partic ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Question?: If your question is why then there is woefully inadequate information to provide any insight. See your doctor or a hematologist for further assessment ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fay
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Greater than 500/ul: Normal eosinophil % in the blood is about 1-3%.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: If you feel well and have no other abnormalities, it is a non-concern. Remember that reference ranges are set so that several percent of otherwise-hea ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Cook
Dr. Seth Cook answered
25 years experience Pathology
It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Metamyelocyte: Metamyelocyte's are not normal in blood counts. Sometimes it happens when there is infection or bleeding because of overproduction of bone marrow. If ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No it is Not Cancer!: A WBC count of 8, made of neutrophils can not be cancer related. So you should not think about Cancer that much. If you feel well, you should ignore t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to say: Without the actual numbers. How high ?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In most labs: Under 4 is considered low.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Red cell size : Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Tough to : Generalize. Over 100, 000 could be very serious in acute myeloid leukemia, but no big deal in chronic myeloid or chronic lymphoid leukemia. Need the c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
White count: Between 4000 to 11, 000.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms?: It is very hard to give meaning to lab values without the clinical context (symptoms) and the exact lab values (how high or low). In general, what you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Less than 100.4 : Less than 38 degrees celsius or 100.4 degrees farenheit is considered low grade.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
About 1000: A monocyte count of 950/μl is regarded as at the upper limit of normal. However a count higher than that does not necessarily mean a disease state.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Abnormal test result: In general, we know that any lab test has a "normal range", but that the results can change from day to day, or hour to hour. If you feel fine (no fev ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
A few.: One could normally have up to a few (1-3) WBC per hpf in their urine. Anything more than this raises suspicion. We don't typically think of high and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Complicated: Platelets may increase as a secondary phenomena due to inflammatory conditions; the ESR is an indirect measurement of inflammation. Putting it togethe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Blood count: Elevated eosinophils may indicate an allergic condition or infection from a parasite
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Near the: Upper limit of normal in most labs. In and of itself not a concern.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
High RBC: A high rbc count is usually more 5.72 million rbc/ mcl for men & 5.03 million / mcl for women. Although different doctors may vary in their thoughts ... Read More
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