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Elevated White Blood Cells In Spinal Fluid
How many and what: Kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation.
The antibiotic: Choice must be guided by the culture and sensitivity report from the microbiology lab.
Need more info: Are we talking about meningitis or one of the numerous other conditions that can cause white cells to be in the spinal fluid? If it is a bacterial infection, then cultures will tell you what antibiotics are appropriate. If it is a viral infection, no antibiotics are needed.
I had a spinal tap done and the red blood cell count in CSF was 2000+ marked as elevated. What does this mean? It should be 0 accordinh to sheat
Bloody tap or bleed: Since you're able to type this question coherently, I gather that your health didn't suffer after the lumbar puncture, so that would probably rule out a cerebral bleed (hemorrhage) as a cause of the blood cells in CSF. Most likely the RBCs came from a "bloody tap" - trauma to blood vessels of the back from the needle. Normally, no vessels are damaged, but doctors are not perfect! Hope all is well.
Yes it can on occasi: Advanced cancer can be associated with high white blood cell (wbc) count. It is called a para-neoplastic syndrome and is felt to be due to chemicals released from cancer cells which then stimulate production of wbcs.
What to do if I have a lymphoid on the back of my neck and elevated white blood cells. What can that mean?
Could be chronic: Infection, and although rare at your age, it could also be a slow growing non hodgkin's lymphoma.
Not necessarily: And likely not. Viral infections due not always correlate with wbc.
I had an outbreak of hsv2 in April. A blood test yesterday showed what the doc said was "slightly elevated white blood cells". Could the 2 be related?
Ask the ordering doc: Since there is not enough information presented here to answer accurately.
May have no change: When you have an infection, virus or other, the family of white blood cells that is fighting the most will be elevated. For example, in common viruses the lymphocytes will often be the predominant white blood cell by number. In some infections, more often with bacterial infections, the total white blood cell number, or wbc, will be elevated.
Lots: Of potential answers here. Could be as simple as an infection and associated dehydration. Also could be a myeloproliferative disease.
Not necessarily.: The body produces many different types of white blood cells as part of the immune system. This production varies from person to person, and many normal and abnormal conditions (such as infection) can cause the white blood cell count to rise. Please speak to your doctor to clarify how elevated your count is, and if the lab test show what types of cells were elevated. He is likely to reassure you.
My son is 19, has abused k2 for 2yrs. He had some blood work done, they told him that he has both elevated red/white blood cells. Is this serious?
Possibly: Although the two are probably not related to his abuse. He needs both psychiatric and medical attention.
I had a common cold but all types of my white blood cells are elevated? Had antibiotic the day after I had a CBC test?
Hmm: Unfortunately viruses can cause elevated white blood cells. I would speak to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics and follow up with them. Good luck.
I am diabetic taking glipizide, recently went to dr, had a blood count done results elevated red and white blood cells, recently sugar level 60?
Had sperm test. Results showed normal count, motility +morphology. White blood cells were elevated and culture showed Strep. Beta hemolyticus group G?
Need to treat: Infection. The results (I presume in your male partner) suggest infection in the genital tract and should be treated. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test.
Does a severe/chronic vaginal yeast infection cause high white blood cells to be elevated? Mine is 12.6
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I was on oral steroid when I had a cbc test taken. It showed elevated red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Could this be from meds?
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