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Do Allergies Cause An Elevated White Blood Count
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?
Out of context: There is no valid answer to this question without a medical history, physical exam and the reason the tests were performed.
Infection: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.See 1 more doctor answer
Can lack of sleep cause a elevated white blood count? No evidence of infection and no other symptoms
I am on vivitrol shot n vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) my liver enzyme elevated ast was 47 and alt was 82. What would cause this? My white blood count was a little high too
Many possibilities: Why vivitrol to begin with? Either hx of drugs or alcohol both if which affect the liver as does vivitrol or by vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Now depending on your past history I assume you have been checked for hepatitis. Many reasons for irritated liver enzymes. I am sure your doctor is monitoring
Does appendicitis always present with elevated white blood count in the later stages, say, after a month?
No: Extremely unusual for appendicitis to last for more than a few days. However, WBC can be normal throughout the time you have it.
It could be infectio: Infections are a common cause of high white blood cell count. White cells in the urine may be due to infection in the urinary tract but sometimes it is simply due to contamination of the urine...So the urince sample needs to be collected cleanly and carefully to avoid contamination.
1 year old has swelling on left side of neck and fever off and on for 7 days. Lab work shows elevated white blood count. Negative for mumps. Any idea?
Mgt: He may have an infected lymph node, and a course of antibiotics. A TB ski test can also be placed.
The last 7 mo, I have lost 60 lbs unintentionally, have bone & joint pain, an elevated white blood count, and have been bruising easily. Leukemia?
My friend has an elevated white blood count and low potassium, plus tingling in her body from her cheeks to her feet. Also burning in her feet.?
Not really: Patients with addisons disease (severe adrenal insufficiency) are often very sick. If the adrenal insufficiency comes as a result of sepsis (overwhelming infection), the WBC would be high. But most addison's is autoimmune, and the WBC is not high. Sometime one of the WBC (eosinophils) can be high. There can be other associated autoimmune problems that could affect wbc.See 1 more doctor answer
Gastric pain: Gastric pain represents inflammation of the tissues of the stomach caused by infection, excess acid production, possible gastric bleeding from an ulcer, Inflammation of any kind increases the white blood cell count and requires immediate medical attention if the source of the pain is unknown.
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