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Doctor insights on: Elevated White Blood Cell Count And Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can an ovarian cyst cause my wifes bloodwork to come back with a high white blood cell count?

Can an ovarian cyst cause my wifes bloodwork to come back with a high white blood cell count?

Yes it can: A cyst in this location may produce peritoneal irritation or be the focus of a localized inflammation.Associated it can produce fever, discomfort or severe pain if ruptured. Mass effect also can be present if the cyst is large. It needs a visit to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Was admitted to hospital a year ago with ovarian cysts. Was told that white blood cell count was triple the amount it should have been?

Was admitted to hospital a year ago with ovarian cysts. Was told that white blood cell count was triple the amount it should have been?

See a doc: A high white count can be indicative of many things such as infection or plain inflammation. It is normal to have a high white blood cell count when you are ill. Alone, this test doesn`t mean much and if you are asymptomatic your white count is likely normal now. See your doctor for proper follow up. ...Read more

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Could high white blood cell count and ovarian cysts have anything in common?

Could high white blood cell count and ovarian cysts have anything in common?

Probably not: White blood cells are an indication of infection. Ovarian cysts are not usually caused by infection. An ovarian torsion when the ovary twists on itself causing extreme unrelenting pain can cause an elevated white count. ...Read more

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Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Yes: Or simply stress -- even a cold shower can raise it to 20, 000. I'm seriously concerned that you describe "cystic acne" but only list benzoyl peroxide. That's not nearly enough. You need to be under the care of a competent physician, probably a dermatologist, as cystic acne usually requires Isotretinoin or something else really powerful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a cyst cause white blood cell count to be high?

Can a cyst cause white blood cell count to be high?

Unlikely: Unless the cyst is infected, pushing on another area and creating inflammation or it is malignant it is unlikely to produce systemic leukocytosis. ...Read more

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Hospital told me I have a ruptured ovarian cyst that's bleeding internally aqnd a white blood cell count of 16, 000 could this be cancer?

Hospital told me I have a ruptured ovarian cyst that's bleeding internally aqnd a white blood cell count of 16, 000 could this be cancer?

Hmmmmmmm: Most ruptured cyst are benign. However, the sure way to tell if something other than benign cyst ruptured is to follow with your doctor/ob doctor post ruptured to make sure to other finding around that area once the ovary heal up. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an elevated white blood cell count during an exam?

Infection: Leukocytosis is a cardinal sign for occult infection but it can also be seen in situations of severe stress and in smokers.
It requires investigation and follow up.
The type of white cell elevation can give further clues as to the probable cause. ...Read more

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Can household mold, ie in the walls, cause an elevated white blood cell count?

No: A person with a healthy immune system should not be infected by this type of a problem, and thus it should not result in an increased wbc. ...Read more

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I constantly have an elevated white blood cell count and alkaline phosphatase levels currently at 196 I am female 56.

How do you FEEL?: Around 5% of older folks always run elevated alk phos and trying to work it up never produces anything helpful; if the specimen is nonfasting and you don't have A antigen on your red cells, it's often high from intestinal alk phos. If all WBC's are normally formed and other cells are normal, I'd worry only if the WBC is very high. Lab "normals" are set so that several % of healthies are outside ...Read more

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I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you help with elevated white blood cell count and liver enzymes?

Please tell me, could you help with elevated white blood cell count and liver enzymes?

Get a consult: It's more critical, if you feel okay, that the white cells not contain any abnormal forms. Your elevated liver enzymes, if still high after weeks off alcohol and whatever meds you don't really need to be taking, will get worked up to rule out various hepatitis and iron / copper overload syndromes. If your physician isn't explaining this as he/she goes, it's time to specialist referral. ...Read more

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Does Leukemia always cause an elevated white blood cell count?

Does Leukemia always cause an elevated white blood cell count?

No: Occasionally one of the more aggressive leukemias will stay confined to the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Help please! Could boils cause elevated white blood cell count?

Yes they can: Yes boils are caused by bacterial infection and bacterial infections can cause elevated white blood count. And that's a fact. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have elevated white blood cell count in seaman?

What does it mean to have elevated white blood cell count in seaman?

Inflammation: Too many white cells in seminal fluid suggests an acute inflammation/infection somewhere along the ejaculatory route: testis, epidydimis, prostate or urethra. Your dr should investigate further to prescribe a treatment as necessary ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

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