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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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?

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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Dr. Stuart Erner
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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?

Dr. Stuart Erner
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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?

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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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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If you are HIV positive would your white blood cell count be extremely low or very elevated ?

Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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If you are HIV positive would your white blood cell count be extremely low or very elevated ?

HIV&WBC: It could be low,high or normal. You can not make a generalization about HIV and WBC ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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?

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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Dr. David Lipkin
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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?

Dr. David Lipkin
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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?

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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Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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?

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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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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What can cause low white blood cell count in pregnancy?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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What can cause low white blood cell count in pregnancy?

Several causes.: Drugs (steroids, chemotherapy, immunosuppressants, rare aplastic anemia from toxicity of many drugs), viruses (ebv, hiv, cmv), sepsis (urinary or other), toxic exposures, endocrinopathies, vitamin deficiency (b12 in particular), hematologic disorders, cancer/leukemia/lymphoma are some of the causes that leap to mind. Seek maternal-fetal medicine and hematology care and best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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What's the cause low white blood cell count?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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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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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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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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