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What Happens If You Dont Have Enough White Blood Cells
Infection: Person with low WBC count is susceptible to bacterial infections. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Infections: People who do not have sufficient number of white blood cells are susceptible to various infections. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more
Not significant: Hematospermia, ; microscopic if semen isn't red. Virtually always benign. Almost never associated with infection, in which case subject would be symtomatic with pelvic pain or have urinary symtoms. Also virtually no chance of malignancy, or little chance of prosatic enlargement or urethral stricture in which case urinary stream would be slow ; thin. ...Read more
Has Causes: Low white cell count can be due to 1` viral infections 2 congenital disiseases characterized by low wbcs 3cancer or conditions that damage bone marrow 4autoimmune diseases that destroy bone marrow cells or wbcs 5overwhelming infections that use wbsc faster than can be replaced 6aplastic anemia 7hiv/aids 8chemotherapy and radiation 9certain med10 leukemia 10myeloplastic syndrome 11vitamin dficienci. ...Read more
Increased risk: For infection, and in some cases the infection can be serious or even life threatening. ...Read more
Nothing: Nothing "happens" as a result of a high white count. The number of white blood cells on a typical blood smear is used as a tool to help diagnose many different medical problems. Generally white blood cells increase in response to an infection or physical stress. There are several types of white blood cell and analyzing the percentage of each in the white cell count gives clues to the cause. ...Read more
Elevated numbers: This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. For example, a vomiting episode or initiation of a steroid medication can temporarily increase your white blood cell count - but that doesn't mean you have an infection. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...Read more
What does it mean when you pee and than you look and there something white n blood and you wipe there blood but you finshed your peirod ?
'Polycythemia': Too many red blood cells, or an elevated hemoglobin is 'polycythemia' this can be a bone marrow problem ['polycythemia vera'] , which can sometimes lead to leukemia, or a 'reactive polycythemia' which is the body reacting to low oxygen stress- like in smokers or being at high altitudes. ...Read more
Not clear: Your question did not say whether your white blood cell count was high, low, or normal. A low hemoglobin means you have fewer red blood cells than normal - anemia. There are many different causes for anemia. Discuss your test results with your doctor - you probably will need to discuss how you feel, get a physical examination, and probably have more lab test to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Need a workup: I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. This can be many things and your physician has a duty to explain. ...Read more
What dose it mean when you have white blood cells in your unrine and how do you get it? Also what are the symptoms and how do you stop them?
Urinary tract infect: It means an infection. You see a doctor he decides to treat the infection and give antibiotics and ask that you drink lots of fluid. If complicated like pyelonephritis or recurrent the treatment may be different and radiologic evaluation may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Hi. A normal glucose doesn't exclude diabetes! Most of my diabetic patients have LOTS of normal glucoses because they're well controlled! Even if you're on NO diabetes meds, depending on the stage of the diabetes, blood glucose can fluctuate between high and normal. Diagnose diabetes by ABNORMALITY in fasting glucose, random glucose, A1c, and glucose tolerance test (all with their own criteria). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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