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Does a high white blood cell count lead to heart problems?

Does a high white blood cell count lead to heart problems?

No: Aka WBC is a general nonspecific blood test that informs function of your immune cells. A high white count tells that there's some sort of inflammatory condition in your body ranging from infections to malignancies. So the answer is no. ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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I am 51 , have a high white blood cell count, with far to much iron in my blood i also have a heart rate of 120. I now have a pain under my left rib?

I am 51 , have a high white blood cell count, with far to much iron in my blood i also have a heart rate of 120.  
I now have a pain under my left rib?

Concerning.: You mention some concerning things, not all of them could be related. First, your heart rate of 120 is not a normal resting heart rate. If you're taking your pulse at home and it's this high, and you're having new pain under your left rib, this is enough for me to say you need to get yourself to the ed now to be evaluated. Based on your description alone you need further workup. ...Read more

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How can one deal with high heart rate and high red blood cell count?

How can one deal with high heart rate and high red blood cell count?

High HR & RBC count: Consult your primary care doctor to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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I have slightly high heart rate and higher than normal red. Could second hand smoking contribute to high red blood cell count?

I have slightly high heart rate and higher than normal red. Could second hand smoking contribute to high red blood cell count?

Chronic lung disease: Second hand smoking can cause chronic lung diseases. Chronic lung diseases can stimulate the bone marrow to make more red blood cells to compensate for a chronic hypoxia status. So yes, you can have high red blood cell count in this case. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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Can high white blood cell count be a sign of a thyroid problem?

See below: It would be unusual for this to occur rarely hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with a high WBC but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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What if all symptoms lead to appendicitis but the white blood cell count isn't elevated, but all other symptoms are there?

What if all symptoms lead to appendicitis but the white blood cell count isn't elevated, but all other symptoms are there?

.: Appendicitis by definition is an active infection/ inflammation which showed be associated with elevated wbc. In the situation of normal WBC this might be a gynecology related problem, gastroenteritis, constipation or in rare situations an early appendicitis. Since you have all the symptoms of appendicitis, i urge you to be evaluated by your pcp or at the ed. A ct scan might be required. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. He has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. Problem?

My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. He has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. Problem?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the elevated white cell count is likely a normal reaction to the trauma of surgery. If he has fever, discharge from the surgical site, pain at the surgical site, then you should consult your doctor promptly. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more