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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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White blood count is low & they think she has roseola but not sure her count keeps getting lower why!! She been in H for 3 days and they have nothing?

White blood count is low & they think she has roseola but not sure her count keeps getting lower why!! She been in H for 3 days and they have nothing?

Keep in touch with D: There are MANY possible reasons for this. Be sure the DRs talk to you every day until it is resolved or explained. ...Read more

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Will keppra (levetiracetam) lower my white blood count?

Will keppra (levetiracetam) lower my white blood count?

Not usually: Keppra (levetiracetam) can lower the white blood cell count uncommonly in adults but in up to 2% of children(usually mildly and not requiring discontinuation). Serious lowering of the critical Neutrophil count(Neutropenia) is rare but can occur. ...Read more

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How can I decrease my husband's high white blood count? He has chronic leukemia & his white count is getting higher. Is there anything we can do ?

How  can I decrease my husband's high white blood count?  He has chronic leukemia & his white count is getting higher.  Is there anything we can do ?

Chronic Leukemia: As long as your husband is taking the oral medication to keep his leukemia from a flare up this is the best he can do. Elevated white blood cells are common and there is usually not too many complications. Follow his doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I have a lower white blood count. Could this be an indication of gallstones?

I have a lower white blood count. Could this be an indication of gallstones?

NO: I can see no correlation between those two conditions. A low white blood cell count in and of itself would not have me consider gallstones in a patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Asthma...my white blood count 18.4 (h)..do I need to take antibiotic to lower it or what can help ..thank u?

Asthma...my white blood count 18.4 (h)..do I need to take antibiotic to lower it or what can help ..thank u?

Depends....: if you are taking systemic steroids for your asthma, like prednisone, at the time this test was done, that could be the reason for the elevated white coun. This is a side-effect of steroid therapy. If you have other signs and symptoms of infection, like fever, change in color/consistency of sputum,etc., then you may need an antibiotic course. So, follow up with your doctor! ...Read more

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11 month old girl her white blood count is low & they think she has roseola but not sure her count keeps getting lower why!! She been in H for 3 days?

11 month old girl her white blood count is low & they think she has roseola but not sure her count keeps getting lower why!! She been in H for 3 days?

Roseola: Roseola has a classic history where a child runs a high fever for three days, the fever breaks and a re rash appears. The disease may be accompanied by a low blood count. A repeat count can be taken ten days later to see a restoration of the count ...Read more

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Child has lower stomach pain. Hurts to move and touch. Urine dip said high white blood count and culture had no growth what could be wrong?

Child has lower stomach pain. Hurts to move and touch.  Urine dip said high white blood count and culture had no growth what could be wrong?

Sounds like: Eosinophilic inflammation of bowel. How many eosinophils in blood?. I recently found that this is due to faulty oxidation in brain (sounds strange?) because this kind of inflammation is guided by a reflex mechanism via the vagus nerve that runs from the brain to the bowel and known as the "inflammatory reflex" i advise seeking local help. ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising  What could cause this? 

Itching Issues

There is a very: characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms.The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...Read more

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I have bruising on my inner right thigh? I ruptured a cyst in my ovary and my white blood count was high, now I am having more pain in my lower belly, cramping, bloating, having to pee a lot, back pains and now bruising. Is this all caused from the ruptur

I have bruising on my inner right thigh? I ruptured a cyst in my ovary and my white blood count was high, now I am having more pain in my lower belly, cramping, bloating, having to pee a lot, back pains and now bruising. Is this all caused from the ruptur

You : You need to have a medical evaluation immediately. I am concerned that you are having more bleeding from your cyst, a urinary problem, or something more serious. Please have an immediate medical evaluation. A high white blood cell count is not typical for a ruptured ovarian cyst, it is concerning for 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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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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My white blood count is 13.7 should I be worried?

Elevated WBC: An elevated white blood cell count means something is not right. It is usually a sign of a bacterial infection. But, yes, you need to figure out why it is raised. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

We don't Rx numbers: This is concerning. If it's a stable chronic lymphocytic leukemia, life expectancy's probably not affected. If it's a person who seems acutely ill with 'just the flu', it's a sign something's probably going on worse than 'just the 'flu'. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a very high white blood count?

What is considered to be a very high white blood count?

Values >11 x 10(9)/L: The normal white cell range is up to 10.5 x 10(9)/l for most individuals. Mildly increased valuies (i.e. Up to 25 x 10(9)/l) can be from infection, inflammation, trauma, steroid use, or even a chronic leukemia. Values well above 25 x 10(9)/l become more suspicious for a bone marrow disease. Duration of time the WBC have been increased also a key factor. ...Read more

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What would be a normal white blood count for a healthy person?

What would be a normal white blood count for a healthy person?

4K-10K: About 4000 to 10000 per microliter. Interference from many medications and conditions and from blood draw itself. ...Read more

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How significant would you think a white blood count of 14, 000 with an mspike is?

Yes: An m spike is a serious issue and needs to be followed up. Blood count of 14 k is elevated and most common cause of elevated blood count is infection. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause high white blood count?

Can cyst cause high white blood count?

Yes.: We expect that small cysts won't do much to the white count but that larger cysts might. Remember that WBC count can vary from day to day anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more