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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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I was going through pap results and noticed five years ago at the age of 40. It showed Endometrial cells along with a bacterial infection.

I was going through pap results and noticed five years ago at the age of 40. It showed Endometrial cells along with a bacterial infection.

Normal report: Endometrial cells are normal cells from the lining of the uterus and not an abnormal finding. Pap smears are not very accurate for diagnosing bacterial infections. If you have no symptoms at this time, this 5 year old report doesn't matter. Also, if it had been important, your doctor's office would have contacted you at that time. But if in doubt, ask your doctor next time you're in the office. ...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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What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge : Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have fever and throat pain. My blood results showed I have bacterial infection. Will it heal by itself or should I take medication all the time?

I have fever and throat pain. My blood results showed I have bacterial infection. Will it heal by itself or should I take medication all the time?

Medication now: I am assuming your doctor has started you on antibiotic if not , you need to get some. You will not be on this forever only for a few days as long as the bug you have responds to the antibiotic. Adequate hydration and rest. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...Read more

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2 urine test and cultures came back le 1+ and occult trace blood no growth or bacteria found nor infection and CBC came back normal what does this men?

2 urine test and cultures came back le 1+ and occult trace blood no growth or bacteria found nor infection and CBC came back normal what does this men?

Blood in urine: 2 urine test and cultures came back le 1+ and occult trace blood no growth or bacteria found nor infection and CBC came back normal what does this men? ANS: Assuming they were both good clean catch specimens then you have some protein (1+?) & red cells in urine. Could be some kidney disease causing 1+and blood. Recommend a careful clean catch and urine microscopy when evaluaby Nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, how can I cure that?

Antibiotics: Certainly you need to see your primary care md. Bacterial infections are treated with anticiotics, whereas viral infections are not. Your primary will help you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

Don't know where on: Your body the infection is. However if you have an infection that is not improving or is getting worse - seek medical help. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection. Could i pass it onto my boyfriend?

I have a bacterial infection. Could i pass it onto my boyfriend?

Some, yes: Bv. Or bacterial vaginosis can be passed back and forth. Some doctors routinely treat both partners, especially if recurrent. ...Read more

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