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Elevation Of White Blood Cells
What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?
Unfortunately, no: It is good - so that's worth a bit - but nothing more w/ respect to HIV/AIDS. Risk is lowered by condoms and the drug, Prep. If you are at all worried, please do have a test. While there gather and learn as much info as you can. The folk will be happy to help since you'll be helping them! Simple white cell count is not an indicator . Best to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the yellow liquid in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended?
Cytosis: Erythrocytosis and leukocytosis mean elevation of the rbc and WBC counts respectively above the reference values of the lab. Slight increase could be physiologic reactions but usually when leukocytosis is accompanied by fever, it signifies infection. In your body. Elevation of rbc or WBC with many persistent abnormal young forms could mean early dysplasia or leukemia. ...Read more
What can cause my platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are all high causing leukocytosis, mild thrombocytosis and macrocytes?
Inflammation : Macrocytes are white blood cells too. Also depends how high they are. Very mild elevation like 10-13 for WBC and 400-450 for platelets could be lab variations too. If mild to moderate suggests inflammation which can be from infection, autoimmune disorders. If very high, blood disorders are a concern. Whomever ordered the test should follow up with u. ...Read more
Dangerously high: I have never seen this high a number of WBC count...I certainly hope that this is an error. Otherwise, urgent hospital care is needed if this is truly so. Also, if this were true, someone will likely be in contact with you, if not already done so by this time of my note. Please consult doc ASAP. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they were major killers especially of young women. ...Read more
Proteinuria/pyuria: Leucocytes are white blood cells (wbcs). So, high protein and high wbcs equals infection until proven otherwise by a negative urine culture. Take infection out of the equation, then some time or damage to the kidney filters is next on my list, but when this happens there is usually red cells in the urine. This takes me back to urine infection or some other type of genitourinary infection. ...Read more
Sounds like: It could be an infection or a medication. Hard to say without the clinical context. ...Read more
Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?
Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
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