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Does The Flu Cause Low White Blood Cell Count
I was just diagnosed with influenza a. My white blood cell count is 2.3 (4.0 is low norm in lab) can flu cause this and how can I fix it?
High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria??
If you have green: Poop and fever, then look inside the belly for cause. You may need a CT, or stool culture, or GI workup. If you have headache with fever, perhaps you need to look for meningitis. In other words, have your doctor keep looking for a cause, those tests you listed are only the beginning. Focus on your symptoms and start there. Good luck. ...Read more
My white blood cell count is 3.8 thousand/uL, which is the bottom of the normal range. My age is 68. Should I be concerned about getting a flu shot?
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
Leukopenia may be...: Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation. Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon. ...Read more
Why would a Dr. Order a bone marrow test for a 9 month old with low white blood cell count and persistent high fever?
Need more info: Is it just the white count, and is it always low? If so, I'd be worried about a defect in white cell production or increased white cell destruction. If it were the white count and red count, and/or platelet count, I would be worried that there was something in the bone marrow keeping it from working well, such as leukemia. I'd want more information. Has a blood slide been examined by a specialist? ...Read more
Yes, fever and WBC: Elevation often go hand in hand in the context of infection and/or inflammation. Both are features of an "inhospitable environment" for the infecting agent. In that sense, fever is not all bad, it can just make you feel bad. Antipyretics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can improve symptoms and help you ride out the problem, but if you are concerned about your status, get in touch with your dr. ...Read more
Toddler had high white blood cell count in urine after fever of 102.5 for 5 days but no bacteria grew on culture. What could cause this?
Last two days fever but not know check blood test test result is white blood cell count high neutrophils high and lymphocytes low and urine albu pos?
Seems OK.: As long as you feel fine or are getting better these lab tests don't indicate much. Depending upon where you grew up and live in India these symptoms could represent serious disease, but the labs don't show anything specific. The way you feel should guide whether you need further testing. ...Read more
I'm having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18, 000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?
It would help to see the whole report of total and differential count. There is a considerable range of normal values. It would be useful to consult the doctor who ordered the test. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/956278-overview. ...Read more
Possible infection: The elevated white blood cell count is unlikely to be caused by the vaccines. Most likely, she was about to get sick and the timing of the vaccines was coincidence. Vaccines can cause fever, but do not cause fever higher than 102 or so. If fever was higher and white cells are elevated, the baby probably has an infection of some sort. ...Read more
6year old boy have a over 34000 white blood cell count and not have a fever at all. He had periorbital celluitis, could his immume system be checked?
Urgent care: A white count of 34K must be evaluated immediately. There are several serious possibilities. I am guessing you have initiated this since you got the blood count taken somewhere. They should provide and immediate follow up for this serious number. ...Read more
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
10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104
Sad situation: An unimmunized kid with a 104 temperature may have something simple like a virus. S/he may also have a vaccine preventable illness like hemophilus meningitis or blood poisoning. I would take the child to be evaluated and be sure to inform the doc of the lack of vaccines. They can proceed with a more thorough evaluation understanding the extra possibilities. ...Read more
I have diverticulosis and IBS after my last colonoscopy I seem to be doing better. But then I had a flare up as in pain no fever and white blood cell count was only slightly elevated. All of a sudden I have a hard time peeing and bladder pain my urologist
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
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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Drawing blood: No, not if performed correctly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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