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High Levels Of Wbc In Sinus Gram Stain
Wondering what my sinus culture means? Gram Stain: Many polys Mod squamous epith cells Rare pos cocci
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
What does a Vaginal gram stain of many epithelial cells, moderate WBCs seen, many gram positive rods, & moderate gram positive cocci indicate?
My gram stain results: many gram negative rods, few gram positive cocci, strep.-like, rare wbcs. I completed a 10 day course of pcn, I still have s/sx?
Sputum culture showed normal flora. Gram stain showed mod. Amt of gram positive and neg. Bacilli and mod. Amt of gram positive cocci. Few wbc. Concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
Wbc is high 14.9 differntial is nrml. Wat test require to check fr elevation she has sinus problem and alergy?
WBC: Best test is probably just to repeat the WBC in a few weeks. ...Read more
Define infant: The sinus cavities don't start to form clinically until 4-6m and are difficult to assess reliably before a year of age, if then. Sinus xrays at a year are often filled with fluid with a cold & that study does not reliably confirm a dx. After a year of age the DX is a bit more realistic. Tonsillitis & nasopharyngitis are common early sinusitis like illnesses & can boost a fever &wbc. ...Read more
I had a WBC count of 11.1 three weeks ago; now it is 11.2.The neutrophils fell from 8.9 to 7.2. The platelets are normal with sinus draining with a slightly sore throat that happens with high stress. I am worried that it might be the start of leukemia?
Went to doc and sinus infection was dx. Cbc done and WBC 11.8 gran 8.9 and mchc 36.1 all else normal. Should leukemia be a concern?
No reason to worry: You CBC is very close to normal except for slightly elevated wbc's. People who present with leukemia often present with pancytopenia, very low counts (platelets, wbc's and rbc's). Sometimes they present with very high wbc's. You don't really have any of those things. Probably just a normal reaction to you sinus infection. ...Read more
Sinus issues for months. Ige, cbc, wbc, sinus xray normal. Have tried decongestant, sinus rinse, steroid spray, antihistamine. Now what?
Zithromax/shot rocephin-sinus infect/sore throat 3 days before blood checkup- RBC 4.15, WBC 2.5 hct 37.9, & mono%14.3 platelet 177 leukemia? Worried!
Ref. Range 4.0-11.0. My white blood cell count was 11.8. How likely is leukemia? I had a sinus infection and abd rash at the time.
I have high levels of wbc, rbc, rdw neutrophil and total protein and low levels mch, mchc any ideas?
Thalassemia minor?: This is the usual cause of high rbc low mch ...Read more
Had urine culture three weeks ago showed no growth had another one last week it showed yeast infection Why do both show high levels of WBC?
Leukocytes in urine: WBCs are present in response to almost any form of inflammation. It sounds as if you have a UTI if the urine was collected by a clean midstream catch. If not, the yeast may have present in the urine through contamination from the vaginal secretions and if you have Candida vulvovaginitis that is probably the explanation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
For 2 weeks, had high WBC (11.1) for [ref. 3.4 - 10.8], high Neutrophils (7.7). For few months, had high Monocytes same level (1.0). Concern?
Well: You need to follow with your doctor and find the cause of the abnormal labs. You need also to give all of your symptoms and a good history. But since you must have seen the doctor for the labs follow up ...Read more
In romania, the WBC levels are 4, 0-10, 0 mm/m3. Mine were 9, 57. Are they too high? Could it be leukemia? Thank you
Stop worrying: The reference range is determined by looking at where most, but not all, healthy folks fall. I can raise my WBC to 20, 0 romanian style by swimming for a short time cold water. If the white cells were not flagged as abnormal-looking, then at your age you have no evidence of leukemia, period. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Visit your doctor: The issue you described is much too complicated for a 400 character answer or for self diagnosis. Please visit your doctor for a proper work-up. ...Read more
What causes inappropriate sinus tachycardia in an athlete? High level athlete and it makes me really tired. Is this bad?
Sinus tachycardia: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia refers to increased resting heart rate and may be due to fever, hyperthyroidism, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, certain stimulant medications, severe anemia. A normal resting heart rate ranges from 55-90. Your physician can document your heart rate and rhythm by a resting EKG and an outpatient holter monitor tracing. Other tests will also be ordered. ...Read more
High WBC with abnormal neutrophils suggests your body is fighting hard for infection for you, and high creatinine indicates impaired kidney working ability now. But how do these numbers hold for the future? That will depend on the result of follow-up clinically along with further tests as needed. So, work with doctor closely.
Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more
For bacteria: The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the most popular in bacteriology. ...Read more
Lab test and result: Gram stain is applied with an eye dropper to a slide and taken up by the bacterial. It affects the way bacteria present in concentrated urine appears under the microscope. Non gonococcal urithritis is a type of urinary tract infection caused by a bacteria other than gonococcus. (e coli for example as seen in the photo I posted). ...Read more
Gram's stain: You had Gram's stain of material from where? Why? What are your symptoms? Generally Gram-positive bacilli are either Bacillus spp, Clostridium spp., or Diphteroids, but other things are certainly possible. This does not, in and by itself, mean that you are infected. Need more info. ...Read more
Gram stain neg for semen. Culture in process, can it still show prostatitis? If culture is also neg then what describes my voiding problems? I'm 22, virgin.
Here are some...: Known to us, many men have been labeled with the diagnosis of chronic prostatitis due to their irritatiive voiding symptoms although most of them may have no documented infection, but have some irritation to nerve-endings to local tissues. To deduce what should be done, more info is needed. How to get these done correctly, go to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. ...Read more
My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?
What were your symptoms? Why was a urine test done? Negative culture means no bacteria, but it depends on how it was cultured...Tuberculosis needs special culture...Sometimes a foreign body like stone a polup may shed wbc, s ; rbc, s, yet culture can be negative! ;i
in medicine the most important part in tne diagnosis in the history. ...Read more
Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the gram staining protocol. In a gram stain test, a counterstain is added after the crystal violet, coloring all gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. - wikipedia
r. Rickettsii are gram negative bacteria. ...Read more
Infection?: Gram stain of any body fluid or tissue is for microscopic visualization of bacteria and other organisms. Cult refers to "culture" which is where the tissue or fluid sample is placed in a special medium that allows any organisms that may have infected the tissue to grow. This allows clear identification of which if any organisms are causing infection. ...Read more
The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the ...Read more