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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had blood work done red blood cells white blood cells and platelets were all low also hemocrit among others does this indicate leukemia?
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
Can high white blood count, high platelets and low red blood count come from having active colitis even though i'm being treated with remicaid?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is having high white blood count not healthy? Don't white blood cells fight bacteria and infections and the such?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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