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Do allergies cause an elevated white blood count?

Do allergies cause an elevated white blood count?

Possibly: The total WBC count may be increased but the differential of the count may be more telling. Often, the eosinophils, basophils, or mast cells (or combo of any) may be higher than normal. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What causes an elevated white blood count in a healthy young woman?

What causes an elevated white blood count in a healthy young woman?

Dozens of things: How high? Which specific wbcs are up? Can be infection, medication, stress reaction to other illness, acute or chronic leukemia. Need much more info to say anything helpful. ...Read more

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All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes and a slightly elevated white blood count?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes and a slightly elevated white blood count?

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. ...Read more

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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

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 ...Read more

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Does appendicitis always present with elevated white blood count in the later stages, say, after a month?

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. ...Read more

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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean?

How will i know what does a slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more