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High White Blood Cell Count In Newborns
Newborns only drink: New borns are only expected to drink milk, eating starts at the age of 4-5 months when table foods are introduced. If they are not eating well and have very high white count they should be checked for chest / throat / ear / urine infections. Not being able to eat. / drink / being fussy / not being active as normal are all signs of infection.
HIGH WBC >10.5k: A normal white blood count (WBC) is in the range: 4k--10.5k (4000-10, 500) in most labs around the country. So any WBC >10.5k is elevated. I see elevated wbc's all the time, so I recommend following it closely (perhaps rechecking in 1 month with 'a differential'). If you have symptoms of a blood disorder you may need further testing, now.
See details: High white counts are be secondary to infection, certain drugs, diseases of the bone marrow, diseases of the immune system and even cigarette smoking.
Nothing: Nothing "happens" as a result of a high white count. The number of white blood cells on a typical blood smear is used as a tool to help diagnose many different medical problems. Generally white blood cells increase in response to an infection or physical stress. There are several types of white blood cell and analyzing the percentage of each in the white cell count gives clues to the cause.
Yes: Infection in the kidney can cause elevated white cell count.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Need to know: Why the WBC is high in order to make a plan. How high? Cannot think of a direct link to the constipation unless both are related to a medication.
Need a workup: I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. This can be many things and your physician has a duty to explain.
It isn't: Most people with cancer have normal white cell counts. Elevated white cell counts are frequently seen in patients with leukemia/lymphoma but most cancer patients don't have elevated white cell counts. People with cancer can be prone to develop infection which can lead to elevated white cell count but this isn't truly from the cancer but rather the infection/inflammation.
What does it mean to have high red blood cell count and high white blood cell count at the same time?
I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?
What causes high white blood cell count I seen my cardiologist about a month ago and she said that my white blood cell count was at like 21 a couple months ago and last month it went up to like 43? Could u help me with this? I am a 27 year old male with a
See a hematologist: High white count is seen in patients with an infection. There are some other cases to review better with a blood specialist (hematologist).See 1 more doctor answer
Inflamation: Pyospermia, or WBC in the semen, or WBC in expressed prostatic secretion, indicates inflamation in the prostate. This may be caused by a bacterial infection, but not necessarily.
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