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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Increase In White Blood Cells

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What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

In fact there can: Be many causes from infections, autoimmune disease, dehydration, medications, stress, to malignancies and many other causes too. Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

Yes, fever and WBC: Elevation often go hand in hand in the context of infection and/or inflammation. Both are features of an "inhospitable environment" for the infecting agent. In that sense, fever is not all bad, it can just make you feel bad. Antipyretics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can improve symptoms and help you ride out the problem, but if you are concerned about your status, get in touch with your dr. Read more

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What can cause a rapid increase in my white blood cell count?

What can cause a rapid increase in my white blood cell count?

Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too. Read more

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What are the causes of an increase or a decrease in white blood cells?

What are the causes of an increase or a decrease in white blood cells?

White cells: White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and circulate in the blood stream. They increase in response to infection, trauma, stress, tumor (i.e. Leukemia), and abnormal bone marrow production. They decrease sometimes related to severe infection (sepsis), impaired bone marrow production, and autoimmune diseases. Read more

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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. Read more

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In which infections (virus, bact. Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

In which infections (virus, bact. Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

Viral infection.: Viral infection classically does not cause an increase in white count, and may cause low wbc. Bacterial infection usually causes a high wbc, but some times the WBC may start out low at first. A few bacterial infections usually have low wbcs such as TB and listeria infections. Read more

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What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What is the actual: Count. Normal white cell count can range from 3-4 at the lower end to about 11 at the upper end. Also one needs a differential count and levels of hemoglobin and platelet counts for proper interpretation. Read more

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Hi, I have little sister, her white blood cells is 20, 000, however that is must be (3, 500 to 10, 000), I want to know is it dangerous? Causes and solution?

Hi, I have little sister, her white blood cells is 20, 000, however that is must be (3, 500 to 10, 000), I want to know is it dangerous? Causes and solution?

Do not worry: She should be under the care of a md and let the doctor figure out the cause for the elevated white count.

Many things can raise the white count and it is important for the doctor to look at the blood smear and review labs to determine what type of blood cell has increased. Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant, such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. Read more

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What cause low white blood cells to form?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. Read more

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What causes a decrease in white blood cells?

Many things: Medication, viral infection, primary blood disease such as leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome for a start. Read more

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Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Depends.: Improving a low WBC would depend on the cause. The WBC is controlled by a hormone (g-csf) normally, and this is available as a medication that can be useful in patients on cancer chemotherapy. Otherwise, the underlying cause should be treated (nutritional, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorder, etc.). Read more

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Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. Read more

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What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high white blood cells, but there can be other causes such as leukemia. Read more

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Can too many white blood cells cause serious problems?

Hard to say: Unless we know why the wbcs are too high, and how high. A modest increase may be of no consequence, and a very high level can be acute leukemia and even immediately life threatening. Read more

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What are the causes of more white blood cells in the body?

See details: Elevation of the white count can occur secondary to many issues including, stress, infections, some medications and more serious issues such as leukemia. Sometimes it can occur for no specific reason. Read more