Top
10
Doctor insights on: Elevated Blood Count

Share
Dr. Andrew Berry
1 doctor shared a insight

Elevated Blood Count (Overview)

An elevated blood count means the blood sample had more than the normal amount of red blood cells. The normal amount of red blood cells changes with age. The number is called the Hemoglobin or Hematocrit.


1

1
What causes an elevated white blood count in a healthy young woman?

What causes an elevated white blood count in a healthy young woman?

Dozens of things: How high? Which specific wbcs are up? Can be infection, medication, stress reaction to other illness, acute or chronic leukemia. Need much more info to say anything helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
1 doctor shared a insight

Elevated Blood Count (Overview)

An elevated blood count means the blood sample had more than the normal amount of red blood cells. The normal amount of red blood cells changes with age. The number is called the Hemoglobin or Hematocrit.


2

2
All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

Out of context: There is no valid answer to this question without a medical history, physical exam and the reason the tests were performed. ...Read more

3

3
Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
4

4
Does appendicitis always present with elevated white blood count in the later stages, say, after a month?

Does appendicitis always present with elevated white blood count in the later stages, say, after a month?

No: extremely unusual for appendicitis to last for more than a few days. However, WBC can be normal throughout the time you have it. ...Read more

5

5
Do allergies cause an elevated white blood count?

Do allergies cause an elevated white blood count?

Possibly: The total WBC count may be increased but the differential of the count may be more telling. Often, the eosinophils, basophils, or mast cells (or combo of any) may be higher than normal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
7

7
A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

8

8
How will i know what does a slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean?

How will i know what does a slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean?

It could be infectio: Infections are a common cause of high white blood cell count. White cells in the urine may be due to infection in the urinary tract but sometimes it is simply due to contamination of the urine...So the urince sample needs to be collected cleanly and carefully to avoid contamination. ...Read more

9

9
Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
Once
Follow up with your treating physician
Once
10

10
Can having elevated red blood count make me so tired? Also should I worry that my LDL is 139? Just need to know so i don't stress so much

Can having elevated red blood count make me so tired? Also should I worry that my LDL is 139? Just need to know so i don't stress so much

RBC up + Hb? : Could be polycythemia rubra vera, a disease. On the other hand it could be that your brainstem is under the impression (biochemical) that you are living on a high mountain. Could be vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency affecting the oxygen monitoring system. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
147 doctors shared insights

Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more