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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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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...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

Rupture (Definition)

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


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more