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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot Dr. Lightfoot
Pathology
54 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Can high white blood cell count be a sign of a thyroid problem?

Can high white blood cell count be a sign of a thyroid problem?

See below: It would be unusual for this to occur rarely hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with a high WBC but this is uncommon.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis) Dr. Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Addis Ababa University Gondar College of Medical Sciences
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Is there a connection between low white blood cell count and thyroid disorder?

Is there a connection between low 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.

Dr. Lewis Hassell Dr. Hassell
Pathology
35 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue.

Dr. Angelica Balingit Dr. Balingit
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias also have high counts. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476.

Dr. John Leander Po Dr. Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
14 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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What to do if I have a high white blood cell count, what could that mean?

Elevated numbers: This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. For example, a vomiting episode or initiation of a steroid medication can temporarily increase your white blood cell count - but that doesn't mean you have an infection. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it.

Dr. Yale Shulman Dr. Shulman
Urology
41 years in practice
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A high white blood cell count in my prostate means what?

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.

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What diseases cause high fevers and high white blood cell count?

Usually bacterial: It's usually a bacterial illness that causes the symptoms you describe. But this can include anything form sinus infections, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia, infection in the blood, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, meningitis, skin abcesses... The list goes on and on. You need a thorough assessment of associated symptoms and a physical exam to try and pinpoint your condition.

Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How to reduce high white blood cell count and constipation?

How to reduce high white blood cell count and constipation?

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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What to do if I have high white blood cell count and hormones?

What to do if I have high white blood cell count and hormones?

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.

Dr. Anila Khaliq Dr. Khaliq
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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What makes a newborn not eat and have a high white blood cell count?

What makes a newborn not eat and have a high white blood cell count?

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.

Dr. Mario Blanco Dr. Blanco
Pathology
8 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Can an ovarian cyst cause my wifes bloodwork to come back with a high white blood cell count?

Can an ovarian cyst cause my wifes bloodwork to come back with a high white blood cell count?

Yes it can: A cyst in this location may produce peritoneal irritation or be the focus of a localized inflammation.Associated it can produce fever, discomfort or severe pain if ruptured. Mass effect also can be present if the cyst is large. It needs a visit to a gynecologist.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a discharge? I was STD tested and all the test came back negative

Infection: High white blood cell (WBC) count usually indicates infection. I wonder what stds you were tested for. Let me know and I can tell you if you were tested for all that are there and also if adequate testing was used.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I've been sick for a month and have a high white blood cell count. Should I be concerned?

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.

Dr. Richard Mcgee Dr. Mcgee
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
46 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias.

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