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Bacterial Infection Cbc Results
I have inflamation in my tonsils. My CBC results are: a high count of neutrophils 9000 mm3 and a low count oflymphocites of 600mm3 (lab mini range 1500). Could it bea bacterial infection? I am worried.
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
It varies: A systemic bacterial infection is likely to increase the number of neutrophils, immature neutrophils, and angry-looking neutrohils (toxic granulation etc). Typhoid raises monocytes instead, whooping cough lymphocytes. Viral infections may raise total lymphocytes and/or atypical lymphs. Or either can suppress lymphs. It's tricky stuff. ...Read more
Many things: ...Can cause atypical glandular cells on a pap smear, several relating to age fertility, menstrual cycle, etc. This is the us in the agus (undetermined significance). The pap smear is simply a screen, and this finding will lead to more definitive testing (either re-screen or colposcopy with biopsy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have like three bumps around my vaginal area and it itches, test results show no bacterial infection, what could it be?
Need exam: You need to be examined by a clinician. It could be many things. Can you describe it? Color, size? Any fluid coming out? ...Read more
I have green discharge. Viganal swab test results are : scant gram positive cocci and bacilli. Do I have Bacterial infection? Thanks
Maybe: There are many bacteria that are normal and desirable in the vagina including some gram positive cocci and bacilli. Without more testing such as a vaginal pH and whiff test and a culture for STDs,it is not possible to say if you have a bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have like three bumps/growths around my vagina area and it itches, test results showed no bacterial infection, what could it be?
Bumps/vagina: Please if sexully active, especially if unprotected, ask doc to test for other conditions, ie herpetic. ...Read more
Leukocyte esterase, ua my results were large. It also said "does not show any significant bacterial infection". Am i ok? Or do I need a 2nd opinion?
Culture that urine. : A urinalysis (ua) cannot always identify the presence of bacteria or an infection. Although leukocytes can be present in the urine from other non-infectious causes, an infection should always be considered, and only a urine culture can diagnose or exclude an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had my pap smear and the result says that I have bacterial infection called coccobacilli. What treatment should I use?
Treatment: It is not in healthtap's tradition to give specific treatment advice. Why isn't the person who did the pap treating you? The doctor will be able to easily explain why or why not they are or are not treating you. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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