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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts. ...Read more

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What is normal range of white blood cell count?

What is normal range of white blood cell count?

4, 000 - 10, 000: This is somewhat dependent on ethnicity. The normal range for caucasions is 4, 000 - 10, 000/ cubic millimeter. People of color (blacks and asians) tend to have a lower wbc, and their normal may go down to 3, 000. The most prevelent WBC is a neutrophil, and there should be at least 1500 neutrophils for all ethnicities. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What does borderline white blood cell count mean?

Close to normal: The normal white blood cell count varies mildly with each laboratory but roughly is between 5.0-10.0
the term " borderline" is used for any slight variation of that range (up or down). Your
provider will determine the significance of it and if it's necessary further follow up. ...Read more

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What does an elevated white blood cell count mean?

Elevated White Count: It all depends on how elevated the results are, but in general this represents a concurrent bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How much can your white blood cell count fluctuate?

Quite a bit: And fluctuations within the normal range are a non issue. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

White count: If someone has low white count and it needs to be increased, we use shots known as granulocyte stimulating growth factor also known as Neupogen to do that. ...Read more

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What can you do to raise your white blood cell count?

Depends: What is your white blood cell count? Why do want to raise it? Which of the WBC type do you wish to raise? Do not take any medications that are not prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes a low white blood cell count in a woman?

What are some causes a low white blood cell count in a woman?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What does a half a point higher in white blood cell count mean?

Probably not much: A mildly elevated WBC could reflect an infection. Assuming it is the neuts, this is also seen routinely in heavy smokers. Must be interpreted in the context of why th CBC was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a low white blood cell count?

Leukopenia: Wbcs either being destroyed by virus or severe bacterial infections; medication such as chemotherapy, some antibiotics or diuretics; overactive spleen. Or underproduction as a primary effect as in aplastic anemia or suppression of production of wbcs by bone marrow as in some cancers & leukemias, overwhelming infection, hiv/aids, some parastitic diseases, radiation therapy & malnutrition. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your white blood cell count is up?

Several issues: The most common by far would be acute infection, and can be seen as part of a stress response to acute illness, with certain medications esp steroids, and infrequently with acute nod chronic leukemias. ...Read more

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My husband has a white blood cell count of 6.3 what can this mean?

WBCs: A 6.3 WBC is right in the very middle of a normal range. There is nothing abnormal about this number. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies like b12, copper deficiencies, medication effect etc. You need to see hematologist who can order blood tests and perform bone marrow aspirate and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have low white blood cell count?

Could you tell me what happens when you have low white blood cell count?

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

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Is a white blood cell count of 3.5 considered low and what could this mean?

Is a white blood cell count of 3.5 considered low and what could this mean?

Leukopenia: A white blood cell count under 3500 is considered definitely low and can be seen with viral infection but also with autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorders, medications and chemical exposure. Some people have no serious problem causing the leukopenia as their white cell count stays unchanged for years and their red cell and platelet counts are normal. A hematologist is best qualified for you. ...Read more

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What could cause this? White blood cell count elevated and low potassiumleukemia?

Need more info: There are many causes of elevated white cell count and low potassium. Leukemia would not be my first consideration. Please discuss these with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he had more information about your health. ...Read more

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Are any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

No foods will: There are some medicines which we use in order to increase the white blood count but we need to know more about your circumstances. So ask this question to your doctor who is looking after you as he/she probably knows why your WBC count is low and if it is low enough to be treated or high enough to be left alone. ...Read more

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Will any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

Will any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

Leukocytosis: No particular foods raise white counts but several medications can: glucocorticoids like prednisone, Filgrastim (filgrastin) (or gcsf), and lithium are the most notorious suspects. Another common cause of leukocytosis (other than infection) is cigarette smoking. Even marked obesity can cause a high white cell count. ...Read more

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I've been sick for a month and have a high white blood cell count. Should I be concerned?

I've been sick for a month and have a high white blood cell count. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Forgive my frankness. A significantly elevated white count and symptoms lasting a month, without anything from a physician as to what's going on, should prompt you to seek a different physician with whom you have better rapport. Vague complaints and leukocytosis could be bacterial endocarditis, tuberculosis, or any of several other illnesses that must be diagnosed without delay. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count always high my dr said some peoples are just high? Mine have been for a year

Doc may be right...: Many people run a chronically mildly elevated WBC that remains normal for them. But the operative words here are that it is mild (normal is 4-10, 000) such as 11 or 12, 000; that it is repetitive and does not keep rising; and that there is a full evaluation of the type of WBC present. I would recommend a hematology consultation before presuming this is normal. ...Read more

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Can herpes change your white blood cell count?

No, but...: ... Your white cell count, including your absolute counts of lymphocytes and neutrophils, flutuates wildly in response to the simple vicissitides of living, including the microbe invasions that you never know happen. Don't pay it any attention until the numbers go way off normal. ...Read more

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Would h pyroli raise my white blood cell count?

Not generally: But a slight increase in WBC count can be seen as part of a stress response in acute illness. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a cyst cause white blood cell count to be high?

Can a cyst cause white blood cell count to be high?

Unlikely: Unless the cyst is infected, pushing on another area and creating inflammation or it is malignant it is unlikely to produce systemic leukocytosis. ...Read more

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Is fatigues a result of low white blood cell count?

Is fatigues a result of low white blood cell count?

Possible: Low white cell count may decrease resistance to infections. The person may get colds easily. It is usually low red blood cell count that results to fatigue. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more