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High White Blood Cell Count And Thyroid Disorder
I amnot aware: I am not aware of low white blood count and thyroid diseases. Thyroid disease is mainly affect body metabolism including cardiovascular, neuro -cognitive, musculoskeletal, vision. It affects sodium level. However, when there is a condition called thyroid storm which is life threatening condition, white blood cell can be elevated. ...Read more
See below: It would be unusual for this to occur rarely hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with a high WBC but this is uncommon. ...Read more
Hoping you can tell me, is white blood cell count of 14 high and should I be worried coz I got lumps in my neck?
See your doctor: A white blood cell count of 14 is just above the upper limit of normal. Having lumps in the neck is not normal and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
I have lumps in the side and back of my neck and low white blood cell count. My doctor ordered a CBC and sed rate test. What could he suspect?
Looking: At inflammatory (chronic), infectious and potentially lymphomatous possibilities. ...Read more
All my life my white blood cell count is elevated around 14000 to 17000 and I don't have any definitive autoimmune disorders why would that be?
My lymphosite white blood cell count is high. I got a knot on my lymph node and 2 lesions on my brain. What would cause this? I already have fibro, chronic myofacial pain and chronic fatigue immune disorder and nerve damage. I'm very i'll. No drs
If you had pelvic inflammatory disease would the erp blood test be elevated and white blood cell count be higher than normal?
Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue. ...Read more
Yes: Forgive my frankness. A significantly elevated white count and symptoms lasting a month, without anything from a physician as to what's going on, should prompt you to seek a different physician with whom you have better rapport. Vague complaints and leukocytosis could be bacterial endocarditis, tuberculosis, or any of several other illnesses that must be diagnosed without delay. ...Read more
Yes: Infection in the kidney can cause elevated white cell count. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many conditions such as infection, inflammatory process, infarction can increase white blood cells count. This is a normal body response. However, if white blood cell counts persistently elevated in the absence of infection/inflammation &/or if it is associated with abnormality on the other blood counts-red blood and platelets -further evaluations including bone marrow biopsy is likely needed. ...Read more
It would help to see the whole report of total and differential count. There is a considerable range of normal values. It would be useful to consult the doctor who ordered the test. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/956278-overview. ...Read more
No: Aka WBC is a general nonspecific blood test that informs function of your immune cells. A high white count tells that there's some sort of inflammatory condition in your body ranging from infections to malignancies. So the answer is no. ...Read more
Yes: An infection in your body triggers the immune response, part of which is an increase in white blood cells. ...Read more
Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and extent of rise, it may also be associated with bone marrow problems such as myeloproliferative diseases. I suggest a hematology consultation and workup to sort out the underlying cause (s). ...Read more
Quite a few: Things. The most common thing would be an acute infection, usually bacterial. Also could be seen in a heavy smoker, other stressful illness and myeloproliferative diseases. How high? ...Read more
A question: what causes a high platelet count along with a high white blood cell count at the same time?
Reactive or?: The CBC (complete blood count) consists of many lab numbers, but 3 important ones are the hemoglobin (hgb, a measure of red cells), white blood cell count (WBC) and platelet (plt) count. Wbc and plts may both increase as a result of a reaction such as infection (eg pneumonia), inflammation (arthritis), etc. If prolonged and/or very high it may indicate a bone marrow problem. ...Read more
Why am I constantly lightheaded? I have had blood work done, the only thing that came back was high white blood cell count.
Not enough: Information available to say with any certainty. "light-headedness" needs to be characterized more clearly and the individual examined closely. At your age one would not expect significant laboratory abnormalities and so the diagnosis would be based more on clinical grounds. You may want to consult an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Is 14000 a high white blood cell count for. 12 year old female. She is weak and I am concerned but the er is sending her home.
Not specifically: The single level of 14K on a white count is not enough information to know if the issue is minor or not. It is not particularly high, and could reflect a stress reaction to any stress that took you to the ER. Proper evaluation and treatment requires a history and exam. With that in hand, they are more likely to make a proper assessment. Discuss this with the doc/staff. ...Read more
Son in law was in afganistan for a year one place had bad air quillty now has high white blood cell count high c02 and bowel trouble what is this?
Hard to say: The site can offer many things but does not substitute for a thorough evaluation by a physician. Please pursue any such issues with a local doc and ask them your questions. The information you list include things that are too broad in their possible origins to link under one issue. ...Read more
My man had a semen analysis done they wouldn't say if he was infertile or not they just said he has a high white blood cell count what does that mean?
Infection: First of all you need to be told all of the results of the test, such as the counts, morphology, viability, motility and volume results. Wbcs in the specimen may suggest prostate infection and this can affect sperm count and quality. You need more information. ...Read more
Depends on reason: High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection. Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause of high WBC rather than from the high WBC itself. Reasons for elevated WBC can include infection, blood/bone marrow disorder, cancer, and treatment with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes, a WBC may be somewhat high with no clear reason or symptom. ...Read more
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