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Doctor insights on: High White Blood Cell Count Kidney Infection

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Is high white blood cell count symptoms of kidney infection?

Is high white blood cell count symptoms of kidney infection?

Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they were major killers especially of young women. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can infection in my tooth cause high white blood cell count?

Can infection in my tooth cause high white blood cell count?

Yes: An infection in your body triggers the immune response, part of which is an increase in white blood cells. ...Read more

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I have a high white blood cell count on my pap smear culture but am negative for any STIs and have no other infections. What could it be?

I have a high white blood cell count on my pap smear culture but am negative for any STIs and have no other infections. What could it be?

Not a count: We don't count white cells on the pap smear. They are always present and the number is often high for no reason. Relax and get on with your life. ...Read more

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Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?

Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?

Yes: Viral infections can cause relatively high white cells, mostly lymphocytes. Look at the whole blood counts, white, red cells, size and shape. And platelets. Any nodes, fever, sweats, weight change, bleeding, sore throat....? Do not put your self in a corner. Think outside the box. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Yes: Or simply stress -- even a cold shower can raise it to 20, 000. I'm seriously concerned that you describe "cystic acne" but only list benzoyl peroxide. That's not nearly enough. You need to be under the care of a competent physician, probably a dermatologist, as cystic acne usually requires Isotretinoin or something else really powerful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104

10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104

Sad situation: An unimmunized kid with a 104 temperature may have something simple like a virus. S/he may also have a vaccine preventable illness like hemophilus meningitis or blood poisoning. I would take the child to be evaluated and be sure to inform the doc of the lack of vaccines. They can proceed with a more thorough evaluation understanding the extra possibilities. ...Read more

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I am suffering from lower back pain and have a high white blood cell count. What does that mean?

I am suffering from lower back pain and have a high white blood cell count. What does that mean?

I am not sure: Back pain and high white blood count mean a lot of things, infection in some place in the body, blood disorders, so the best thing to do to check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

Is it possible for your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

Certainly.: Mild and even moderate infections can have little effect on the white blood count. More severe infections may change the white blood cell count. Sometimes, even mild changes in the white blood cells may not be detected by the automated blood count machines, but can be recognized by pathologists. ...Read more

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Could a herpes infection affect my white blood cell count?

Yes: Any infection can affect your WBC count - these are the cells that fight infection, so we expect the normal for your body to change when you have an infection. It may be the total count changes (up or down), or the ratios of different types of white blood cells changes (change in differential count).Talk to your doctor about what your specific numbers signal - the numbers are just one puzzle piece. ...Read more

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Hi docs, will your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

Hi docs, will your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

It may or may not: There are a variety of different types of infection. The white count (total, and counts of individual types) may or may not become high or low in response to particular infections. The whole business is enormously complicated, and labs are only one piece of information used in arriving at diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

Infection: Absolutely, white cell counts will elevate in bone infections otherwise known as osteomyelitis these are not to be fooled with and should be treated immediately and definitively. ...Read more

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Does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

Does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

Osteomyelitis: Can raise the white blood count in acute infection, but chronic osteo usually doesn't. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause your white blood cell count to go down? If not what could cause this?

Can a yeast infection cause your white blood cell count to go down? If not what could cause this?

Result not cause: Low white blood cell count predisposes to yeast infection. Yeast infection does not reduce WBC count.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

NOT NECESSARILY: Sometimes your WBC count can fall precipitously as an infection worsens, because they adhere to blood vessel walls and then enter the tissues and are consumed by the process of fighting bacteria. If, however, the WBC was quite high, it may come down as treatment is effective. ...Read more

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Would a bladder infection cause the white blood cell count to be higher than normal?

Would a bladder infection cause the white blood cell count to be higher than normal?

UTI and WBC count: All infections raise the white blood cell (wbc). A bladder infection is one of the causes that can do this. See a physician to treat your bladder infection with antibiotics before it gets worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can chronic rhinitis, controlled by medication, have an effect on my white blood cell count since rhinitis is an infection?

Can chronic rhinitis, controlled by medication, have an effect on my white blood cell count since rhinitis is an infection?

Rhinitis: Means inflammation of he lining of the nasal cavities, doesn't necessarily mean infection, which is one type of nasal inflammation. Different medications have different effects on blood counts as a side effect, although rare, depends on the type used, hope this answered your question ...Read more

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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.

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.

Not likely: A number of things can cause an elevated WBC including infections (like your sinus infection) and even just stress (mental or physical), so it would seem unlikely that just based on this you would have leukemia or any other serious condition. ...Read more

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What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

Not reliable: CBC is not a reliable test for HIV. Many viral infections can produce the same picture as may be seen in acute HIV. If you have any concerns, get tested and if negative, repeat the test in 6 months.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18, 000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?

I'm having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18, 000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?

Go top the ER: You may have an infection in the kidney (pyelonephritis) which can be very dangerous. The high WBC count with fever and flank pain point to that illness. IV antibiotics will be needed if the problem is confirmed. Go the emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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I've been sick for a month and have a high white blood cell count. Should I be concerned?

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

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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


White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more