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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

Dr. James Krick
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Doctor said my white blood cell count was low, took an HIV test it came back negative, what is causing this?

Doctor said my white blood cell count was low, took an HIV test it came back negative, what is causing this?

Low white cell count: You need further evaluation as there are many reasons one can have a low white blood cell count. Some examples would be: viral infections, autoimmune disorders, drug reactions, congenital issues causing bone marrow suppression, and nutritional deficiencies. Speak with your doctor about seeing a hematologist ( blood specialist) . ...Read more

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6-7 weeks ago condom breaks. Went to the doc 2 weeks after,was told white blood cell count is low. I'm having single bumps popinup on face. is it HIV?

6-7 weeks ago condom breaks. Went to the doc 2 weeks after,was told white blood cell count is low. I'm having single bumps popinup on face. is it HIV?

Get tested: Please see your doctor to get HIV nucleic acid test. If it is negative, repeat it in 6-7 weeks. If the results are negative at 3-4 months after exposure you can be reasonably sure of being HIV free form this potential exposure. ...Read more

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I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and Im negative for HIV. Ideas?

I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and Im negative for HIV. Ideas?

Anxiety can cause CS: Canker sores(CS) usually are not a sign of underlying illness. The cause of Aphthous Stomatitis(cancer sores) is incompletely understood but appears to involve some combination of genetics, stress, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and other factors. The mildly low WBC is likely unimportant and unrelated unless your absolute neutrophil count(ANC) is low, normal >1500. http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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My husbands had two blood tests within a few weeks. His white blood cell count was around 900 and lymphocytes around 200. What could cancer,HIV or?

My husbands had two blood tests within a few weeks. His white blood cell count was around 900 and lymphocytes around 200. What could cancer,HIV or?

Serious: Don't try to second-guess what is happening. This could be many different things, but all are worrisome and beed to be addressed by a competent physician. I am glad he has a wife who can help at this difficult time. ...Read more

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What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

Not reliable: CBC is not a reliable test for HIV. Many viral infections can produce the same picture as may be seen in acute HIV. If you have any concerns, get tested and if negative, repeat the test in 6 months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies like b12, copper deficiencies, medication effect etc. You need to see hematologist who can order blood tests and perform bone marrow aspirate and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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What's the cause low white blood cell count?

What's the cause low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What are some causes a low white blood cell count in a woman?

What are some causes a low white blood cell count in a woman?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

What might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

Possibilities...: Viral infection causing bone marrow suppression. Once the body fights off the virus, the bone marrow recovers and the anemia and leukopenia resolve. More serious causes can include aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, or other cancers that spread to the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Does HSV caused low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hsv, even during the acute phase does not later blood cell counts materially. See this site for more info. http://www.healthcentral.com/genital-herpes/understanding-genital-herpes-2518-143.html?ic=4018. ...Read more

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What can cause a baby to have a fever and low white blood cell count?

What can cause a baby to have a fever and low white blood cell count?

Might be a virus: Low white blood cell counts can have different significance depending upon the particular situation. In a normal child with fever and low WBC it often suggests that this is due to viral infection, but there are other potential causes and the family doctor or pediatrician may want to follow this up with repeat testing, depending upon other findings. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more

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What's the cause for low white blood cell count?

What's the cause for low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

Viral infection: Leukopenia, low white cell count, is most often caused by viral infection. A number of different conditions or infections have to be considered as well. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of low white blood cell count?

What are possible causes of low white blood cell count?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in children?

Often a virus!: While blood cell count can be low with viral infections. Important to make sure that the red blood cell count and hemoglobin are normal and that the while blood cells are normal in appearance. If wbc, rbc and platelets are low, intervention by hematologist is necessary and may require bone marrow. Low WBC should be followed and return to normal when over the viral infection! ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in aids victims?

What are the causes of low white blood cell count in aids victims?

Virus infection.: The aids virus specifically infects and kills t-lymphocytes, a particular kind of white blood cell that is needed for a healthy immune system. It is the hallmark of aids and is the reason patients with aids are so prone to infections. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

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