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High vaginal pH with white blood cells? What kind of infection is that?

High vaginal pH with white blood cells? What kind of infection is that?

Several kinds: A high pH usually suggest bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, or menopause. White blood cells can be a red flag for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or pid but are also commonly found when a BV or trichomonas infection has resulted in vaginal inflammation and excessive discharge. Your doctor can help sort out the exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Acidity Of Vaginal Fluid (Definition)

The normal ph of a vagina of a reproductive aged female is acidic. Estrogen stimulates the vagina to be thick and moist and this fosters the growth of healthy lactobacilli which causes the ph to be acidic. Sometimes other bacteria grow which changes the ph to basic and causes an odor and irritation. Sometimes probiotics can be taken to support ...Read more

Dr. Rafael Fonseca
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What is the connection between high vaginal pH and white blood cells?

What is the connection between high vaginal pH and white blood cells?

Inflammation: Normally, the vagina has low ph. Sometimes, a change in the vaginal bacterial imbalance will cause the ph to go up. White blood cells seen in the vagina simply point to the fact that there is some degreee of inflammation in the vagina for whatever reason. Many vaginal infections are associated with an increase in WBC count. ...Read more

Dr. Rafael Fonseca
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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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I got bit by brown recluse 3yrs ago. Have had health issues since. Now they saying my white blood cells r high. No sign of infection. What is it?

I got bit by brown recluse 3yrs ago.  Have had health issues since.  Now they saying my  white blood cells r high. No sign of infection. What is it?

Spider bite: Unless your spider bite never healed your elevated white count is caused by something else keep your md aware of ant new symptoms so he can find out the cause. ...Read more

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Im female, 21 years, 72 kg.I took medication for infection and after finishing my white blood cells were again high (18000).Now im takeing iron and b9?

Maybe you are normal: I don't hear anything that says infection at present ( fever, redness, swelling, pus, pain). High WBC does not equal infection. What kind of infection did you have? Why are you taking iron and B9 (sic)? ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

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High fever and white blood cells high.And they can't fine a infection.

High fever and white blood cells high.And they can't fine a infection.

May be time: To look for other reactive causes as well as a primary hematologic cause for the leukocytosis ( increased wbc). ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more

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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more

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