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High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...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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Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias. ...Read more

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What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate?Absolute levels and all others are normal

What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate?Absolute levels and all others are normal

Depends: A mild elevation in white blood cells, with and increase in neutrophils is typical of a bacterial infection, or could be due to medications that you are on (ie. Steroids). If the white blood cell count is very high, you should speak with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Monocytes and all others are normal

What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Monocytes and all others are normal

Need more info: Lab results without a clinical history and exam are very difficult to interpret. Generally, however, elevated neutrophils with high WBC counts are seen in bacterial infection, but may also occur in patients on steroids, those with a variety of inflammatory conditions and so on. ...Read more

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What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared

What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared

High cell counts: Need more information. E.G. What is your age and gender. What are the levels of neutrophils and lmphocytes. Do you have any illness or do you get fevers. ...Read more

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Hi I have a blood count of 11.6. Does this indicate Leukemia? Should I be worried? How high are white blood cells suppose to be in order to be conside

Hi I have a blood count of 11.6. Does this indicate Leukemia? Should I be worried? How high are white blood cells suppose to be in order to be conside

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, your WBC count is just above normal and may be your normal. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about it. You may repeat the test at your next visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having high white blood cells count in my body and due to it I am thinking i get back pain during sitting give me some suggestion ?

I am having high white blood cells count in my body and due to it I am thinking i get back pain during sitting give me some suggestion ?

The high WBC: Should not cause the back pain but it's the other way around. Hope u learn from these tips. Take care! http://symptoms.rightdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/amenorrhea/pelvic-pain.htm. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. ...Read more

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How do you decrease high white blood cells?

How do you decrease high white blood cells?

Why do you ask?: There is no need to treat a lab value. If you feel well and there are no abnormal cells, it is almost never a problem to have a moderately elevated white count. If real disease has been diagnosed, manage the disease using the lab as one parameter. ...Read more

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What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high white blood cells , but there can be other causes such as leukemia. ...Read more

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What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

Leukocytosis: There are various causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, bone marrow disorders like leukemia,certain medications like corticosteroids,etc. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

Inflammation: The presence of elevated levels of wbcs in the peripheral blood suggests some systemic illness, often infection, but may be due to other factors. Not sure what you mean by liquid on your ovaries, but you may have an infected cyst, abscess, or pelvic inflammatory disease, or other issues. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests inflammation, probably due to infection. ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having knee pain and high white blood cells for 3years?

Help please! i'm having knee pain and high white blood cells for 3years?

Possibilities many: There are so many possibilities, but the top three would be leukemia, osteoarthritis, and chronic effects from injury. See your primary care physician to start your work-up. ...Read more

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High ESR and high white blood cells jh have asthma and constant coughing is this linked?

High ESR and high white blood cells jh have asthma and constant coughing is this linked?

Asthma: Asthma and coughing are definitely linked and the cough will improve once the asthma is controlled. High WBC may indicate an infection but can also increase with oral steroids. High ESR is non specific and may not be related. ...Read more

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Real high white blood cells under microscope.Dr said I have bv.But she thinks somethin else is going on because WBC was extrememly high?Whats goin on?

Real high white blood cells under microscope.Dr said I have bv.But she thinks somethin else is going on because WBC was extrememly high?Whats goin on?

Hard to say: Bv can be treated but there are lots of reasons for an elevated white blood cell count. Best thing is to follow up as directed with your doctor to do the detective work to find out why your WBC count is high. ...Read more

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What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

Leukemia: Bone marrow malignancies involving the myeloid cells will cause abnormal growth of a certain clone of white cells and inhibit the proliferation of normal cell populations such as platelet precursors and red cell precursors so anemia would be expected also. Severe infection with septicemia could lead to the same problem via destruction of platelets in small blood vessels. Two very different cases! ...Read more

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