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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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


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High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I had a Pap test done & I was told there are no vaginal infections but I have extra white blood cells... what does that mean? Not having any symptoms

Probably all OK: Increased white blood cells are commonly seen in otherwise normal pap smears. If you have no symptoms and have had negative tests for common STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), probably all is OK. If not tested or uncertain, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

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

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Why is having high white blood count not healthy? Don't white blood cells fight bacteria and infections and the such?

Why is having high white blood count not healthy? Don't white blood cells fight bacteria and infections and the such?

A high WBC per se: Is not a problem, but also could be associated with a serious disease like acute or chronic leukemia. ...Read more

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A sinus culture showed high Haemophilus influenzae. Grahm stain — no white blood cells or organizims. Could I have an infection with no white cells.?

A sinus culture showed high 	Haemophilus influenzae. Grahm stain — no white blood cells or organizims. Could I have an infection with no white cells.?

How do you FEEL?: This bacterium can live normally in the sinus as one of your normal friendly flora. Especially if there's not a lot of bacteria or white cells visible, I doubt the area that was swabbed was infected. ...Read more

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I'm 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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What does it mean my white blood cells is up in my urine? What kind of infection could it be. My doctor said my uti is clear

What does it mean my white blood cells is up in my urine? What kind of infection could it be. My doctor said my uti is clear

Pyuria: White cells in your urine can come from anywhere in your genitourinary system to include the vagina and paravaginal area. My suggestion: go to your doctor and get a urine after thoroughly cleaning the entire area around your urethra and while voiding, spread your labia so that the urine goes from bladder into cup and get urine in the cup after you start peeing, not right away. ...Read more

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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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I am Taking Mirtazapine 15mg is it true to say it can reduce your white blood cells and immune function so you are more susceptible to infections?

I am Taking Mirtazapine 15mg is it true to say it can reduce your white blood cells and immune function so you are more susceptible to infections?

Not typically: Remeron (mirtazapine) causing leukopenia is not a common occurrence and if occurring should stop. Periodically blood counts are checked. If there is a drop the medication is stopped. This is one of many medications can do this. Low counts over time can make you more susceptible to infecions but usually as part of another process. ...Read more

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My 4 months old son had anti biotics when he was born becouse my wife had infection. Now he had low white blood cells. 3 times test come back same 0.6?

My 4 months old son had anti biotics when he was born becouse my wife had infection. Now he had low white blood cells. 3 times test come back same 0.6?

Neutropenia: This may still resolve. The question is what is the cause and is it making him more prone to infection. Review the results with your doctor and ask to see a Pediatric Hematologist. All the best and I hope he recovers soon. ...Read more

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Took 5yr old daughter in for uti test came back negative for infection found a few white blood cells what could that be caused by getting culture don?

UTI tests: At 5,a common cause of some discomfort with voiding is the effect of soapy bathwater on their parts. They don't rinse the area effectively after bathing & a soapy film drys and leads to irritation/itching. Many dig at themselves & can cause an infection. Most simple urine collections are done wrong. A squat/pee in a cup contains debris. Having them clean & pee like a male provides a better sample. ...Read more

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I have white blood cells in my urine does it mean I have an infection yet?

How many: Up to maybe 5 white cells in the urine is normal. If there are more in a woman, the first concern is contamination from the vagina. Your physician is the one who needs to decide whether and how to treat a possible urinary tract infection, especially considering your symptoms and signs and whether you have proteinuria to correlate with the white cells. ...Read more

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If there are white blood cells in the urine, does that mean I have an infection or something else?

Could be: Pyuria or elevated wbcs in urine can mean infection, inflammation or stones. Infections can be in the urine, prostate, epididymis or elsewhere. This should be more fully evaluated with a urine culture and a visit to a urologist. ...Read more

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What can cause white blood cells in my urine without an infection?

What can cause white blood cells in my urine without an infection?

Many reasons: Here is a great article: "http://www.just-health.net/White-Blood-Cells-In-Urine.html" Some causes might be cystitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Kidney Stones, Urinary System Obstruction, excess exercise, some medications, cancer & some blood disorders. ...Read more

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A sinuse culture showed Beta lactamase positive H influenza w/o white blood cells. Could I have an infection w/o white blood cells?

A sinuse culture showed Beta lactamase positive H influenza w/o white blood cells. Could I have an infection w/o white blood cells?

It's possible.: It depends on how the specimen was obtained and processed. If you have several of headache, face pain, purulent nasal drainage and fever a course of treatment with Ceftin, (cefuroxime) Augmentin or other antibiotic with activity against H. flu would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have white blood cells in my urine sample, and they said it's not a urinary tract infection, what else could it be?

I have white blood cells in my urine sample, and they said it's not a urinary tract infection, what else could it be?

Genital infection?: Women often have elevated WBC in urine because of contamination of the sample with genital fluids. WBC are common in vaginal fluids, for example, often (but not always) because of infections like yeast and STDs. Also, symptoms of yeast and STDs often are similar to UTI. If you are sexually active and not tested recently for gonorrhea and chlamydia, make sure your doctor knows and get tested. ...Read more

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Told raised white blood cells show fighting infection, can it be specific as to where infection is?

No: Elevated WBC of the neutrophil variety does go along with bacterial infection, but does not localize the infection. ...Read more

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For what reason are there no white blood cells in urine with urinary tract infection?

For what reason are there no white blood cells in urine with urinary tract infection?

Unlikely to be the: Case. Only the extreme case of a person with profound leukopenia may one not see white blood cells in urine with urinary tract infection. White cells may not be seen if the urine was not preserved properly and the WBC disintegrated. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Angelica Balingit
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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