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Can Low Wbc Get Better Without Treatment
I have WBC 2500 and neutrophaly 800 and lymphocyt 1400 is this neutropenia? Where ican take treatment? I am worry beacause my brather died
Neutropenia is....: Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell transplant, depending on cause. ...Read more
I've been on a wait & watch for cll for over 8 years. My WBC numbers have slowly reached 100k. What will determine if and when I receive treatment?
How you feel: Hopefully this will continue harmless for the rest of a long and healthy life. As a lab specialist, the first principle is, "Treat the person, not the numbers." The longer CLL smoldered, the more likely it is to stay quiet. Best wishes. ...Read more
What could cause my wbc to go from 2.9 to 5.0 in three weeks? I have CLL, but have had no treatment yet.
Mu: Likely nothing, just a normal variation. Less likely, infection. ...Read more
If lithium is going to affect WBC count, does it usually affect it from the start of treatment or can it happen anytime during treatment? Thanks
65 year male. Diagnosed with myelofibrosia. Wbc :28000, hb 12, pcv 45 what r the treatment options and what is the prognosis on this..
Need a hematologist: Myelofibrosis covers a variety of illnesses. Your anemia and high white blood count indicate something is going on in your bone marrow. You need to know what it is before anyone can determine the diagnosis, prognosis, or best treatment. Be sure to see a board-certified hematologist-oncologist. ...Read more
My daughters WBC countwas at 280000 when diagnosed with aml leukemia could she had survived without treatment she was diagnosed with subtypem4?
Survival: Aml-4 without treatment is a universally fatal disease. ...Read more
Can wbc count in chronic leukemia spontaneously return to normal range. I was at 18, now 9. W/out treatment? Possible?
Hematologist: You haven't provided enough information but spontaneous remission is rare but possible. A hematologist who knows your case and diagnosis is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Hi, my cousin is having a WBC count of 1 lakh? Doctor said that his life will be tough.? What treatment should be given to him?
?: If you are saying his WBC is 1000 cells this is a very serious condition. You must discuss with dr to understand. ...Read more
Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?
Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical condition, and any other factors that may influence your treatment and results. This type of forum is best suited for general information on a topic, but not advice on specific care of a complicated problem. ...Read more
Depends on cause: It is the cause of low blood count that needs to be treated. It may be as simple as giving some vitamins or as radical as bone marrow transplant. ...Read more
I am on chemo therapy, my white blood cell count was low and I could not receive the chemo this week. I am very yellow at the moment, inside of my eyes as well. What could this be, can it be the Epres?
The finding is indicative of liver injury and you should contact your doctor to have an in-person evaluation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Depends on cause.: A high level of wbc, leukocytosis, can be seen for multiple reasons. Some as simple as an infection or as complicated as a bone marrow malignancies. It is important that you see your dr. To evaluate the cause of the elevation. A differential exam, peripheral smear and even bone marrow aspirate may be needed for evaluation. Treatment will depend of the cause. ...Read more
My white blood cell count was 365000 when I was diagnosed, how long would I have lived without treatment?
My WBC count is 19500-neutrophil (5+69)%, hb 12.1gm%, platelete 199, 000. Antibiotic levoflox taken for 15 days. Advice treatments and precautions.
High white count: We don't give empiric antibiotics usually for a high white count. Underlying infection such as pneumonia, uti, or other infections need to be diagnosed and worked up. Since you took a long course of antibiotic levaquin, (levofloxacin) it might have helped underlying infection but a repeat CBC is reasonable to repeat now. ...Read more
4, 000-10, 000: The normal range for WBC is 4, 000 - 10, 000. Sometimes, depending on the type of leukemia and treatment given, the WBC might be lower than the normal range as a side effect of the treatment. To be a remission, there must not be any abnormal cells in the blood or bone marrow. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cll stage 0. But having pain in left shoulder blade and diarreah. Will I need to start treatments. Right now WBC is 13000?
My white blood cell count was 365000 when I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (2012), how long would I have lived without treatment?
Not long: Hope you get a long-term cure, and glad it was picked up. The acute leukemias are chaotic systems and it's impossible to predict when death may come. The actual white count is immaterial, while a very low platelet count may result in a fatal hemorrhage at an unpredictable time and organ involvement unrelated to lab values can do the same. ...Read more
My blood test came back with my white blood cell count at a 12.3. I was diagnosed with staph 6 yrs ago. Can it be getting to my blood? No treatment
Repeat the test: Many causes for high WBC include smoking, infections, bad teeth, lab error, etc. Repeat the test & consult your dr. ...Read more
Was told I have high white blood cell count so got treatment for mcp and I smell. What is the chance that I have an STD I'm waiting for the results?
STD: Be patient. The results will be forthcoming soon. Cannot comment on your chances for having an std since unaware of your history or results of exam and labs beyond what you have indicated. By the way, have no idea what mcp is (there are 139 possible interpretations that can be found easily). Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Too many to list: Leucopenia and anemia, if verified, basically have two tx related causes: one is self limited treatable by removing the cause, drugs, infection, etc or giving deficient elements, like iron etc. The other cause, intrinsic or stem cell defect related causes, such as myelodysplasia, noted especially in the elderly with mutations in marrow cells, need an entirely different regimen. More data required. ...Read more
See your doctor: What you described is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. One needs to determine the cause of the abnormality and treat that cause. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A low white count may make you more susceptible to infections. You need to have your low white count evaluated and properly diagnosed to find out why it is low and what the official diagnosis is. You should see a Hematologist. Best wishes. ...Read more
How serious are synovial and tarlov cysts in the low back? And will they get bigger? What is the best treatment? Thanks
Let me explain:
Tarlov cysts are defined as cysts formed within the nerve-root sheath at the dorsal root ganglion. The etiology of these cysts is not well understood; most common in the lower spine. They could cause some problems.
The etiology of lumber spine synovial cyst is still unclear, most of them with arthritis of the spine. They are not serious problems. ...Read more
Methotrexate 2.5 my immune system is low. Yet I keep getting all the bugs can I get other treatment to higher my immune system.?
Excellent question: But one that cannot be answered as we don't know the condition for which you are receiving methotrexate. 2.5 mg is at the low end of doses for methotrexate. Have you discussed your concerns with the physician who prescribed this medication? If you have & would like a 2nd opinion see another doctor who can fully evaluate you and give a sensible answer. Everyone is entitled to a second opinion. ...Read more
Low wbc (3.0) but normal levels of RBC and hemoglobin. Have not been sick. Actually never get sick. Feel great. Worried. What could be wrong. STRESSED!
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your WBC may be your normal. There is no point in treating laboratory values.
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Why is japan standard for WBC count range so low at ~ 8500? I got 10120 at a regular health check & I was advised to get advanced checkup. I'm worried.
See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. It is also higher than your previous values. If you currently have a runny nose, it may be an infection. Check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. Normal black and middle eastern persons may have lower wbc. Unaware of different standard in japan, but may vary by lab. ...Read more
Be patient.: The treatment of AML requires intensive chemotherapy and almost aways is complicated by serious infections, and rbc and platelet transfusions. Recovery is slow, and even after normal blood counts are achieved it may be 1-2 months before you really feel well again. Often additional treatment is needed after the induction chemotherapy, further delaying returning to nomal energy. It takes time. ...Read more