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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For High White Blood Cell Count

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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help.

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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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.

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Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias.

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It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue.

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Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily: Many conditions such as infection, inflammatory process, infarction can increase white blood cells count. This is a normal body response. However, if white blood cell counts persistently elevated in the absence of infection/inflammation &/or if it is associated with abnormality on the other blood counts-red blood and platelets -further evaluations including bone marrow biopsy is likely needed.

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What are the symptoms of a high white blood cell count resulting from clozaril (clozapine)?

Leukocytosis: Fever, bleeding or bruising, trouble breathing, pain or tingling, dizziness, trouble thinking, poor appetite, all depending on the cause. Also, can be asymptomatic.

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I have a high white blood cell count, no fever, help?

Actual results?: It would help to see the whole report of total and differential count. There is a considerable range of normal values. It would be useful to consult the doctor who ordered the test. See this site for more info. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/956278-overview.

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Can high white blood cell count be a sign of a thyroid problem?

See below: It would be unusual for this to occur rarely hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with a high WBC but this is uncommon.

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What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

Many things: You are not providing adequate information with which to even make an intelligent guess. Bacterial infections are possible, but basically this child should be seen by a doctor and discuss the possibilities with the person seeing the baby.

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My doctor told me I had a high white blood cell count but hasn't told me much more what could it mean?

My doctor told me I had a high white blood cell count but hasn't told me much more what could it mean?

Need details: How high is the total count and what is the differential coun? . All test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests should be in the best position to provide the interpretation.

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If you have a CBC with differential and the only thing abnormal is the high white blood cell count can you dismiss luekemia for the most part?

Leukemia & High WBCs: An elevated white cell count can indicate an infection as well as leukemia. Other tests can be run to arrive at the correct diagnosis; I would follow up with your physician soon.

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What are the causes of a high platelet and high white blood cell count in a blood test?

Quite a few: Things. The most common thing would be an acute infection, usually bacterial. Also could be seen in a heavy smoker, other stressful illness and myeloproliferative diseases. How high?

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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics.

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What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias also have high counts. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476.

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What symptoms are often associated with a high white blood cell count?

What symptoms are often associated with a high white blood cell count?

Depends on reason: High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection. Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause of high WBC rather than from the high WBC itself. Reasons for elevated WBC can include infection, blood/bone marrow disorder, cancer, and treatment with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes, a WBC may be somewhat high with no clear reason or symptom.

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What to do if I have a high white blood cell count, what could that mean?

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.

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A high white blood cell count in my prostate means what?

Inflamation: Pyospermia, or WBC in the semen, or WBC in expressed prostatic secretion, indicates inflamation in the prostate. This may be caused by a bacterial infection, but not necessarily.