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My white blood count is 15.5 is this too high?

My white blood count is 15.5 is this too high?

High WBC: It seems that white blood cell count (wbcv) is high. I would make sure that you have no infection and see a hematologist to see if there are other causes for an elevate WBC apart from infection. ...Read more

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How can I bring white blood count up?

How can I bring white blood count up?

Depends: What is you white cell count? There are many different causes for a low WBC count and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. If your WBC count is low, please consult a doctor as it is not a do it yourself issue. ...Read more

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Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Need more info: What is the actual value? What is the differential count? Do you have any symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood count mean?

What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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White blood count 3.8 what does this mean?

Nothing.: Interpreting lab tests without context is not wise and may be dangerous. The number looks normal enough but there may be a lot more to the story. ...Read more

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What does white blood count mean when high?

What does white blood count mean when high?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes and meanings for a low or high white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, and other genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

No it's likely fine: Your WBC (white blood count) varies from day to day and can go up and down for a variety of reasons. In pregnancy for example, women will often times have a WBC in the range of 15. Also, 12.7 actually is 12, 700. However, alot of it depends on what your current health condition is and in general a 12.7 by itself is likely ok. ...Read more

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Should a high white blood count be ignored?

Should a high white blood count be ignored?

How high?: What are the symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Please consult your doctor as there is insufficient information in your message to provide valid advice. ...Read more

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How to increase white blood count in someone?

How to increase white blood count in someone?

Depends: If the low count is due to effect of a drug, discuss using a different drug with your doctor. Normal count is 4-11 thousand, and if the person does not have symptoms, there is no need to increase the count. Bacterial infection will increase the count in a normal person, but I am not recommending this modality. ...Read more

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Can you have high white blood count from herps?

Can you have high white blood count from herps?

Not likely: Most of us were infected with herpes i at some time or the other and carry the virus without changes in white blood cell count. Even acute herpes infection is not likely to be associated with remarkable blood count changes, except some increase in lymphocytes. ...Read more