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Drug Induced Loss Of White Blood Cells
Still likely a UTI: You could still have a urinary tract infection (without the most common symptoms of dysuria/pain/frequency/.....), but you should also be examined for more serious conditions such as a renal inflammation (glomerulonephritis/pyelonephritis/....), or a subclinical infection (tuberculosis of the urinary tract can present as "sterile" pyuria). ...Read more
Coughing up blood. Blood test showed raised white blood cells. Lots of boils. Pain in shoulder back and fingers. Tired all time. Loss of appetite?
Blood cough: Okay you need to go and see your doctor asap. Coughing up blood is not a normal thing. Also you have raised wc's and pain and tiredness - this points to an infection usually bacterial. You need a chest x-ray and treatment. ...Read more
Blood test showed high white blood cells (12.7), Neutrophils at 11.4 (89%). Severe, chronic hip/joint paint, vision/hearing loss, tachycardia, help??
5 problems: You've mentioned 5 problems. Unlikely that a single diagnosis is going to tie them all up into one, single, neat package. You need a complete evaluation. If persistent, some of your symptoms are potentially serious. I urge you to make an appointment and be seen soon. ...Read more
Should i stay away from sulfa/sulfinate products like foods and cosemetics? I'm deathly allergic to sulfa drugs.. I don't get the normal rash and things like that it kills my white blood cells and it takes months to get it back to a normal level.. I have
If : If you have an allergy to a sulfa medication you should avoid sulfa medications. However, since sulfonamides are usually used in medication and not in food, that does not necessarily mean you need to avoid foods. Separate issue: even though sulfa is different than sulfites used to preserve foods, sometimes a person who has a sulfa allergy might also have an allergy to sulfites in foods. Some foods you can find sulfites in include: sauerkraut, wine, different kinds of shell fish and dried fruits. If you react to any of these; i suggest you speak with an allergist so that you can be formally tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low?: There are many reasons for low wbc. Is it low neuts or lymphs, or both? ...Read more
WBC: Wbc counts typically increase in response to infection. It doesn't necessarily tell us what the exact infection is. It could be viral, bacterial, etc.. But together with a thorough history and physical exam, it could help us make a diagnosis so we can prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more
One is high: Over about 10.5 and the other is low. Below about 4. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Wbcs destroyed by the immune system would be autoimmune neutropenia. Wbcs low from an enlarged spleen would be hypersplenism. Sometimes WBC is low due to severe infection, and that would just be leukopenia (or neutropenia) due to whatever infection is present. Neutrophils are the most common WBC and are usually what is low. Leukopenia refers to all the kinds of wbcs. In aids it's lymphopenia. ...Read more
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