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Have diagnosis of pcos, hypothyroid, venous insufficiency. 2 blood test in 6mths show elevated WBC and calcium and ck serum of 20. What could cause?

Have diagnosis of pcos, hypothyroid, venous insufficiency. 2 blood test in 6mths show elevated WBC and calcium and ck serum of 20. What could cause?

Talk to your doctor.: A combination of knowing your health history, performing a physical exam, and performing/reviewing lab results would be best in helping you in this situation. The best thing to do is see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can hypothyroidism cause low white blood cell count?

Can hypothyroidism cause low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hypothyroidism is not known to cause a low wbc. Low white cell count could be due to infection or toxicity. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9 RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc <10 low (200-360). Advice?

Hypothyroid. Rdw low 13.1 (13.6-16.1) mpv low 9.7 (10.3-13.3) WBC 6.9 RBC 4.73 platelets 356. Iron 37 (37-145) iron/tibc <10 low (200-360). Advice?

Change meds: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized with the proper dose of brand name T4 such as synthroid (thyroxine). Stop the cytomel. It can be dangerous and there is no way to check to see if you're on the correct dose. Your anemia may need further evaluation once your thyroid is stabilized. ...Read more

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28 yr down syndrome female wbc 2.8 vitamin d 9 b12 208 hypothyroid under control on vitamin d and b12 rest of cbe and platlets normal?

28 yr down syndrome female wbc 2.8 vitamin d 9 b12 208 hypothyroid under control on vitamin d and b12 rest of cbe and platlets normal?

Leukopenia: Low white cell count with normal red cell series and platelets has several causes like autoimmune disease, aleukemic leukemia, medication induced, viral illness, but may also have no identifiable cause. 2800 is quite low and the differential white cell count becomes important to know. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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I have a paraovarian cyst, lab shows high wbc. High eosinophils, hemglbin a little low diagnosed with hypothyroidism. What could be causing all this?

I have a paraovarian cyst, lab shows high wbc. High eosinophils, hemglbin a little low diagnosed with hypothyroidism. What could be causing all this?

Not likely your cyst: Apparently your cyst is non-functional, so unless there is infection, it should not be causing your readings. Eosinophils can mean a parasitic infection or allergic reaction, while high WBC can mean an infection. Your low hb can be from blood loss or renal issue, and hypothyroid can have many causes. You may have one or many causes for this, but you need more tests so see your dr. For a workup. ...Read more

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My TSH is > 100 and WBC is 9300 and currently on eltroxin 100mcg can I take folvite (folic acid) 5 mg after 7 hrs. Will folic increase my WBC affect my hypothyroid?

My TSH is > 100 and WBC is 9300 and currently on eltroxin 100mcg can I take folvite (folic acid) 5 mg after 7 hrs. Will folic increase my WBC affect my hypothyroid?

Yes, probably no: Yes, no problem taking folvite, (folic acid) though I don't know if it will affect your WBC or thyroid. Your WBC is normal, though is a bit on the higher side which may indicate an acute infection- but it can change a great deal day to day. Eltroxin may not be enough- many people need liothyronine as well. Make sure your free T3 gets into the upper half of the normal range. You may benefit from taking iodine. ...Read more

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Can I take folvite (folic acid) 5 mg after 7 hrs of taking eltroxin 100 mcg. I have high WBC 9300 will intake of folic increase my WBC count and affect hypothyroid?

Can I take folvite (folic acid) 5 mg after 7 hrs of taking eltroxin 100 mcg. I have high WBC 9300 will intake of folic increase my WBC count and affect hypothyroid?

Medicines: You MUST be very careful with your medication and get all of the necessary advice from your primary doctor.
It is unlikely that you will need ll the medicines you listed. ...Read more

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Would PID cause an elevated WBC?

Would PID cause an elevated WBC?

Possibly: Inflammation and infection, including PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) can cause an elevated white blood cell (WBC) count. ...Read more

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Are there foods or supplements that could cause elevated wbc?

Are there foods or supplements that could cause elevated wbc?

In theory: Yes, if infection, inflammation. Some herbals can increase WBC activity, e.g. Echinnacea-potentially a problem if autoimmune diseases which have excessive activity of some parts of immune systems, e.g. Thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, ibd, psoriasis, lupus, etc. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I have had elevated WBC since last year what could be the cause?

I have had elevated WBC since last year what could be the cause?

How elevated?: Normal WBC count is about 4-11 thousand; however as with any other lab test about 5% of normal people will fall outside this range. Do you have any symptoms? Why was cell count done? What is the total and differential count? You should discuss these matters with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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Do all infections cause a elevated wbc?

Do all infections cause a elevated wbc?

Not all: In some cases they are not affected at all and or they can cause a decrease in the WBC count. (usually a very bad sign). ...Read more

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Do all infections cause a elevated wbc? Or only the bad infections do

Do all infections cause a elevated wbc? Or only the bad infections do

Some do, some don't: It's just one piece of information. Most severe bacterial infections will raise the neutrophil count and put overactive and young cells in that series into the blood -- but the very worst may actually feature a low count. Different white cells come out for different knids of infection, and sometimes the response is poor overall. Don't rely on just one piece of information. ...Read more

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I have elevated wbc- around 16.73 k/ul $ my necrophil is 79%- can these be caused by mild antral gastritis I had endoscope sat w/ two biopsies taken.

I have elevated wbc- around 16.73 k/ul $ my necrophil is 79%- can these be caused by mild antral gastritis I had endoscope sat w/ two biopsies taken.

Leukocytosis: Wbc counts can be elevated due to a wide variety of events, including emotional stress. Need the remainder of the differential count to make any comment. Inflammation including infection can do this, but would need to examine you and have more data. Go back to the doctor who did the endoscopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an elevated WBC of 14.2. My lymphocytes AND my neutrophils are both high. What can cause both to be high?

Any symptoms?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you do not have any symptoms you may watch and wait. It may be your normal.
Wish you 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I understand that monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis can cause an elevated WBC. Could it cause a high or very high CRP as well?

I understand that monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis can cause an elevated WBC. Could it cause a high or very high CRP as well?

No: As a lab specialist I do not recommend even ordering a CRP except as part of a focused rheumatology workup. If you feel well, usually you never find the cause of the elevation anyway. Some people just run it high. If you have horrible ulcerative atherosclerosis, which is one cause, your doctor would know already. Otherwise, it really doesn't give useful information if you feel well. ...Read more

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I have upper right nd central abdom pain that comes and goes and is worse when I eat I also feel hot and cold blood also an elevated WBC count causes?

Gall bladder: Could be a gall bladder problem - cholelithiasis and cholecystitis. If the WBC is elevated you need to be evaluated by your doctor for ultrasound and possible surgical referral. ...Read more

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During a routine checkup, my urinalysis showed elevated wbc, negative urine culture, no symptoms. What may the cause be?

During a routine checkup, my urinalysis showed elevated wbc, negative urine culture, no symptoms. What may the cause be?

Various Causes.: Having WBCs in your urine without symptoms is described as sterile pyuria. This depends also on how many WBCs are present. This can be due to many conditions including contamination, various infections including STIs, inflammatory conditions etc. I would discuss with your provider and have them review your full urinalysis to see if there are any other abnormalities present and review your history. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?

Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?

No and No: The elevated WBC calls for a serious workup by your physician -- we don't want to miss endocarditis, leukemia or any of several other troublesome, possibly treatable diseases. The ige system is barely related to the pathogensis of celiac sprue and the assay is worthless to screen for it. I'm glad you're being proactive & hope you'll get straight talk from your physician now. ...Read more

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Can having a broken wrist in an elderly person cause and low RBC and hct, and elevated wbc?

Not really: When you fracture the patient will bleed form the broken bone but should not be enough to cause low rbc and hct but could cause the WBC to be elevated due to the healing of the fracture but not significant. ...Read more

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Can a flare up of irritable bowel cause an elevated WBC count?

Can a flare up of irritable bowel cause an elevated WBC count?

Irritable bowel syn: Drome is a complex medical problem because there really is no test for it, and rather, it is a diagnosis of exclusion. Many have tried to adopt clinical and laboratory criteria to its diagnosis, without success. An elevated WBC count neither rules in or out a diagnosis of ibs. The same is true for routine metabolic panels. Indeed, sometimes these tests help rule in another organic diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause ongoing (6 months) elevated WBC and neutrophils in a 1 year old? Chronic wheeze not responding to asthma/allergy meds. Other tests norm

Define "elevated": When you post a question it helps if you provide actual data, not assumptions. A 6 mo tends to run higher WBC counts than older kids or adults. With no number to look at I can't assume there is a problem. ...Read more

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What causes chronic elevated wbc's, on no meds, mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?

What causes chronic elevated wbc's, on no meds, mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?

This pattern: Could be seen in indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Would not say more without details on the degree and type of wbcs increased and the size of the nodes. ...Read more

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What would cause you to have an elevated WBC count, <0 CRP levels on a blood test (all other tests renal and liver normal) and a temperature of 38 degrees?

What would cause you to have an elevated WBC count, <0 CRP levels on a blood test (all other tests renal and liver normal) and a temperature of 38 degrees?

Inflammatory process: Any form of inflammation, from trauma, infection, autoimmune reaction, allergy, etc. Can be responsible for these changes in lab and temperature values, but without more info, full history and physical exam it is really impossible to say more than that. Hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?

Does a sinus infection in an infant cause a high fever and elevated wbc?

Define infant: The sinus cavities don't start to form clinically until 4-6m and are difficult to assess reliably before a year of age, if then. Sinus xrays at a year are often filled with fluid with a cold & that study does not reliably confirm a dx. After a year of age the DX is a bit more realistic. Tonsillitis & nasopharyngitis are common early sinusitis like illnesses & can boost a fever &wbc. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated bilirubin (1.7) with elevated WBC (12.6) and RBC (5.35). History of ERCP and Gall bladder removal. Is this cause for concern?

Fevers?: Are you having fevers or chills? Do you know what your bilirubin was before? These labs warrant further investigation especially if you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Many possibilities: An elevated WBC is typically seen when you have an infection. It is not directly related to having diabetes, but diabetics are more prone to getting infections, such as urinary infections. High protein in the urine can be from a urine infection, but can also be a sign of diabetes affecting the kidneys and causing leakage of protein. This would need treatment. You should see your doctor about. ...Read more

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After I eat, I get a stabbing pain in my upper right abdomen. I also feel sick and vomit if I try to eat. Elevated WBC count too causes?

After I eat, I get a stabbing pain in my upper right abdomen. I also feel sick and vomit if I try to eat. Elevated WBC count too causes?

? Gall bladder proble: I would worry about your gall bladder although your age is against it. High WBC count is often an indication of infection...but we need to know the exact numbers. You should ask your doctor to check you in case you continue to vomit and or have fever. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Yes: The most common cause is fighting an infection, but inflammation, stress and other causes are possible. Here's a good article. Best wishes! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/100754-causes-elevated-white-blood-count/
Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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27 y.o. female right upper quadrant pain that comes with food, slightly elevated wbc & ALT, dilated bile duct no stones seen via ultrasound, what could be the cause? I have an MRCP scheduled, just nervous of what could be the issue.

27 y.o. female right upper quadrant pain that comes with food, slightly elevated wbc & ALT, dilated bile duct no stones seen via ultrasound, what could be the cause? I have an MRCP scheduled, just nervous of what could be the issue.

Hard to know.: Without being able to see the results of yours ultrasound and labs, it is hard to speculate. With the symptoms that you described, it is certainly possible it could be a gallbladder related problem, despite the ultrasound findings. I would not jump into an ERCP unless there is a clear-cut problem found on the MRCP. You might consider an inbox consult here. We could work at your tests and advise. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated WBC count and fever of 103.9 when chest xray, nose swab, blood culture and ua come back negative in a 4 yr old boy?

What can cause elevated WBC count and fever of 103.9 when chest xray, nose swab, blood culture and ua come back negative in a 4 yr old boy?

Common with virus: Any fever elevation of that amount can double the white count as the normal stress response of the body. It sounds like they have looked for the treatable causes & come up without one. The next step would be watchful waiting to see how the process evolved. Many times you won't know what happened until the process runs its course. There are far to many viruses to have a simple test to prove a cause ...Read more

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What can cause hydronephrosis (sp?) I have high bp, potassium and protien in urine and elevated wbc?

What can cause hydronephrosis (sp?) I have high bp, potassium and protien in urine and elevated wbc?

Blocklage or reflux: Blockage can be 1) within kidney from stone, polyp, sloughed tissue or tumor 2) in wall of kidney kidney pelvis or ureter congenital or tumor 3) extrinsic from constricting blood vessel, retroperoneal fifrosis or pressure from cyst or tumor. Refluxing urine frombladder can cause hydro. High BP can be from kidney or other cardiovascular causes, wbcs in blood or urine? Infection. Pot.+ protein? Kidney. ...Read more

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What is likely to be the cause of an elevated CH50 but normal C3 & C4? My PCP tested me for lupus due to my chronic migraines & hypothyroidism...

What is likely to be the cause of an elevated CH50 but normal C3 & C4? My PCP tested me for lupus due to my chronic migraines & hypothyroidism...

Not much: Although an elevated CH50 suggests the presence of inflammation or infection, no diagnosis can be made from this finding alone Lupus is also diagnosed by clinical features supported by lab findings. Although hypothyroidism may be from an autoimmune disorder, I don't know why lupus is suspected absent any other symptoms. Migraine is not an autoimmune issue. ...Read more

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Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

PCOS: Spearmint tea does not reduce testosterone levels to the degree necessary to assist with PCOS. It also does not have a clinical effect on thyroid hormone production. There are medications to induce ovulation if you are trying to conceive, but oral BCP are the best therapy for PCOS, and prevent other problems with PCOS. ...Read more

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What are the signs of leukemia besides an elevated wbc?

What are the signs of leukemia besides an elevated wbc?

Leukemia symptoms: These can be nonspecific at times and need to be interpreted by a physician in the overall context of medical history and health. A list of symptoms includes fevers, chills/night sweats, weakness, dizziness, pallor, itching, shortness of breath, palpitations, bleeding/bruising, abdominal distention, focal or diffuse pain, rash, lymph node swelling, etc. ...Read more

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What does elevated WBC and platelets means?

What does elevated WBC and platelets means?

Many things: Elevated WBC can be due to many different reasons as can the increase in platelets. I recommend that you see a hematologist so that the abnormalities can be evaluated, worked-up and a diagnosis determined. ...Read more

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If your CBC came up normal in all aspects except elevated WBC (14) can I dismiss luekemia as a threat?

If your CBC came up normal in all aspects except elevated WBC (14) can I dismiss luekemia as a threat?

Not emtirely: There may still be a chance for leukemia or other bone marrow problems. Would see your doctor or a hematologist. May need a bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the significance of IGA Kappa Monoclonal in Beta? 36 y.o. with slightly elevated wbc (14-21k) for past year.

MGUS: This type of protein disorder is difficult to characterize at first, but the good news is that it's not showing the definitive signs of multiple myeloma or one of the other related serious disorders. This needs to be monitored closely, though, by a rheumatologist or immunologist. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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My last two labs showed elevated WBC at 13.5 and 18.5 respectively. Also elevated both times were absolute neutrophils, what could this mean?

My last two labs showed elevated WBC at 13.5 and 18.5 respectively. Also elevated both times were absolute neutrophils, what could this mean?

Bacterial infection?: By far the most common causes of such WBC elevations are infections, usually due to various bacteria (as opposed to viruses). But there are literally hundreds of possibilities. The WBC elevation itself usually doesn't help determine cause: other symptoms (fever, pain, and many others) give better clues. You should be under a doctor's care for this; follow her or his advice. Good luck! ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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