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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.

Worthless info: Without a full examination and appropriate cultures if necessary your CBC results have no useful meaning other than a vague suggestion that you may have an inflammatory process in progress. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

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


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How do viral and bacterial infections affect a CBC?

How do viral and bacterial infections affect a CBC?

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

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Blood test showed bacterial infection dr said CBC blood work why?

Blood test showed bacterial infection dr said CBC   blood work  why?

Many reasons: A CBC can provide a lot of information to a treating physician, who may be ordering it for many different reasons (confirm bacterial vs. viral, monitor for treatment effectivess, use in conjunction with other tests, etc.) ...Read more

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What is the difference between viral and bacterial infection on complete blood count?

What is the difference between viral and bacterial infection on complete blood count?

See below: As a general rule bacterial infections produce an elevated WBC count with a preponderance of neutrophils and bands. Viral infections more often produce a low or normal WBC count with a preponderance of lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Hi dr, 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 more

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Can a bacterial infection cause an agus pap result?

Can a bacterial infection cause an agus pap result?

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 more

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I just had my pap smear and the result says that I have bacterial infection called coccobacilli. What treatment should I use?

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

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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 more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

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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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more