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White blood counts 12.7 and red blood counts 4.5, what does it means?Do I have leukemia?

White blood counts 12.7 and red blood counts 4.5, what does it means?Do I have leukemia?

VERY VERY UNLIKELY: One can say for sure that you can not diagnose leukemia based on these two tests normal white blood ceels count is 4.5 to 10000wbcs/mcl. Your count is slightly high which can be due to other conditions like infection and your red blood count 4.5 millions is normal.Normal values are 4.2to 5.4 milions cells/mcl also we do not know what differential count is and what the blood smear shows. Consult md. ...Read more

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I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?

Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somewhat out of range are less worrisome. I'm betting we find something treatable. ...Read more

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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Is high blood viscosity (high HB and etc.) subject to blood clotting and death?

Polycythemia vera: yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate make your white blood count high in your urine?

Can methotrexate make your white blood count high in your urine?

See below: The white blood cells could be from a urinary tract infection and Methotrexate does increase your risk of infections. The other possibility is that you could have a kidney disease such as glomeronephritis. Talk to your doctor about your test results. ...Read more

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Can SIBO affect blood cell counts? RBC and/or WBC?

Can SIBO affect blood cell counts? RBC and/or WBC?

Be careful: "Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth" is usually a "pop", non-evidence-based diagnosis made by "independent medical thinkers." It's blamed for everything from rosacea to fibromyalgia, and you'll be offered a host of remedies but will never be "cured". If you haven't had a jejunal aspirate with a large number of bacteria to establish it, consider it unproven and seek evidence-based diagnosis/Rx. ...Read more

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Do white blood cell counts always go up with colon cancer?

Do white blood cell counts always go up with colon cancer?

Michael's Mission: Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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Abnormal blood smear..I have (h) WBC (l) RBC and (h) platelets and tear drop cells and helmet cells....What is this?

Abnormal blood smear..I have (h) WBC (l) RBC and (h) platelets and tear drop cells and helmet cells....What is this?

Blood smear?: That gives information about the number and shape of blood cells. Tear drop may indicate myelofibrosis, severe iron deficiency, thalassemia major. Schistocyte or helmet cell seen in hemolitic anemia like hemolitic uremic syndrome and artificial heart valves and some other microangiopathic diseases. See your physician for clinical correlation of the results. Shapes are not diagnostic of a disease. ...Read more

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Low white blood count and dizziness, which auto immune disease would it be?

May be none: There is insufficient information to invoke auto-immune disease. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Is high white blood cell count symptoms of kidney infection?

Is high white blood cell count symptoms of kidney infection?

Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they were major killers especially of young women. ...Read more

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My blood work showed high white blood cell and high hgb-f count. What can cause this? Disease?

My blood work showed high white blood cell and high hgb-f count. What can cause this? Disease?

Fetal Hemoglobin: The values of the WBC (white blood count) and hemoglobin (Hgb)-F or fetal hemoglobin are crucial to any answer. High Hgb-F is commonly seen in those with hereditary conditions affecting hemoglobin such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. If you have either of these then high Hgb-F and high WBC can occur. You need to present the actual numbers, and also tell us your ethnicity. ...Read more

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Monocytes are 13.3% red blood count 5.38 and white blood count is 5.3 what does this mean?

Monocytes are 13.3% red blood count 5.38 and white blood count is 5.3 what does this mean?

Blood counts: Monocytes=a type of white blood cell that can vary widely red blood count=number of red cells in a given volume of blood; your value may be slightly elevated which could indicate several possibilities including polycythemia from smoking or other disease white blood count=number of white cells in a given volume of blood. Includes several different types of cells. Specific numbers of components is more useful than this raw count, which is probably normal. ...Read more

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What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.

These are: Lowish but not low enough to do anything but repeat the test. The issue is why were they drawn? Higher WBC counts indicate infection, low counts of one element ( red cell, white cell or platelets) can be a variety of things for each from lack of production to excess destruction, to crowding out by other things. Too much to detail here, repeat the test and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) i hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy i know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more

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Anemic with 1.2% retic count, 0.62 red cell production index. Whites/platelets normal. Bone marrow problem? I'm anemic, male, hemoglobin 11.5, hct 34.5, red cells 3.9. Iron, ferritin, b12, folate all good, no GI bleed (upper endoscopy and fecal occult n

Anemic with 1.2% retic count, 0.62 red cell production index.  Whites/platelets normal. Bone marrow problem? I'm anemic, male, hemoglobin 11.5, hct 34.5, red cells 3.9.  Iron, ferritin, b12, folate all good, no GI bleed (upper endoscopy and fecal occult n

No, : No, this does not necessarily indicate that your bone marrow is not producing enough red blood cells. You have had a complete workup it sounds like. You are slightly anemic. You have a normal reticulocyte count. To put your mind at rest, you can discuss your findings with a hematologist, who may have recommendations, but your numbers are not concerning. ...Read more

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