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Doctor insights on: Does The Flu Cause Low White Blood Cell Count

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Had the flu 5 months ago then developed fatigue, hot flushes/chills, and headaches. Doctor said my white blood cell count was high, what is happening?

Infection versus: Severe infection such as viral illnesses like mononucleosis from epstein bar virus as well as lymes disease and other chronic infections can present like this however the signs are worrisome for lymphoma and leukemia as well... Please see your doctor. Read more

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High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria??

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

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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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What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

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

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Why would a Dr. Order a bone marrow test for a 9 month old with low white blood cell count and persistent high fever?

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

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Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

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

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What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

Many things: You are not providing adequate information with which to even make an intelligent guess. Bacterial infections are possible, but basically this child should be seen by a doctor and discuss the possibilities with the person seeing the baby. Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Go top the ER: You may have an infection in the kidney (pyelonephritis) which can be very dangerous. The high WBC count with fever and flank pain point to that illness. IV antibiotics will be needed if the problem is confirmed. Go the emergency room for evaluation. Read more

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I have a high white blood cell count, no fever, help?

I have a high white blood cell count, no fever, help?

Actual results?: 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

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2 month old got shots yesterday fever today white blood cell count 30 why?

2 month old got shots yesterday fever today white blood cell count 30 why?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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