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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Decrease In The Number Of White Blood Cells

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation.. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an increase or a decrease in white blood cells?

White cells: White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and circulate in the blood stream. They increase in response to infection, trauma, stress, tumor (i.e.. Leukemia), and abnormal bone marrow production. They decrease sometimes related to severe infection (sepsis), impaired bone marrow production, and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do not die immediately after leaving the circulation ...Read more

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When I do CBC test, will number of my white blood cells always be elevated?

When I do CBC test, will number of my white blood cells always be elevated?

May have no change: When you have an infection, virus or other, the family of white blood cells that is fighting the most will be elevated. For example, in common viruses the lymphocytes will often be the predominant white blood cell by number. In some infections, more often with bacterial infections, the total white blood cell number, or wbc, will be elevated. ...Read more

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With radiation, my mom's white blood cells have decreased.Please, how can she improve her immune system? naturally?...and not? thanks

With radiation, my mom's white blood cells have decreased.Please, how can she improve her immune system? naturally?...and not? thanks

Takes time: It may take awhile for her WBC to get back to normal and in the meanwhile keep her away from people who appear to be ill. ...Read more

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My test results for CBC and white blood cells with diff. Were normal 3 month ago, now I have atypical lymphocytes 19.7 and neutrophils 1.2 what Is it?

My test results for CBC and white blood cells with diff. Were normal 3 month ago, now I have atypical lymphocytes 19.7 and neutrophils 1.2 what Is it?

Talk to hematologist: If your neutrophils are that low, you probably need to talk to a hematologist. There are lots of things that can cause this, from medications to viruses, etc. This is too complex for a quick online Q&A. ...Read more

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