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Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?

Generalised lymphadenopathy with 8 or so swollen lymph nodes, no more than 2cm, fevers that come and go, loss of appetite, low white/red blood count?

Need evaluation: What you described deserves evaluation by additional history, physical examination and laboratory and imaging studies. It would be prudent to see your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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High white blood count, raised liver enzymes and low grade fevers for more than 3 weeks?

High white blood count, raised liver enzymes and low grade fevers for more than 3 weeks?

Why do you ask?: You're already under a physician's care. Depending on how high the liver enzymes are, what white cells are up, by how much, and whether they look normal, and what's found on physical exam, you'll get a workup. This stuff is often medication allergy; you may be checked for viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune disease, or it may just be your liver asking for more aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have been pooping blood since I was 12 am now 39. Been to many doctors and specialists none have been able to find anything wrong except a high white blood count and a 1 degree fever.

I have been pooping blood since I was 12 am now 39. Been to many doctors and specialists none have been able to find anything wrong except a high white blood count and a 1 degree fever.

Bloody diarrea: Hi ~ you have an infectious diarrea. You must go to ER and deliver specimen of stool for C+S and parasites (shigella+salmonella and giardia +ELISA screen), and AFTER DELIVERING SPECIMEN, ask them to write script for CIPRO (ciprofloxacin) 500mg bidx20 till results back. See doc after that thanks ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain, high white blood count/crp/sed rate, nausea, constipation and low grade fever w/actitivity? It's officially not ibd.

What causes stomach pain, high white blood count/crp/sed rate, nausea, constipation and low grade fever w/actitivity? It's officially not ibd.

Nonspecific: While the data are not necessarily diagnostic or a particular disease, small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a little known disease that could be responsible for te problem. See a GI doc for a consultation. ...Read more

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Why does my child keep running a fever and her white blood count goes high and everything looks good on the out side. She is 2 years old?

Why does my child keep running a fever and her white blood count goes high and everything looks good on the out side. She is 2 years old?

There must be: A reason for all these and it is frustrating without a definite answer & at times that may be the case till more tests are run & more signs & symptoms pop up. Has she been referred to the specialists eg infectious disease or hematoligist? You may want to discuss w your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter keeps running a high fever every 4 months and her white blood count goes up from 17 to 26 and everything on the out side looks good.?

My daughter keeps running a high fever every 4 months and her white blood count goes up from 17 to 26 and everything on the out side looks good.?

Persistent fever: Besides re-evaluation during the bouts of of fever, please ask her doctor to perform a urinalysis, urine culture, blood culture. Tests for ebv virus and lyme disease. If the fever comes monthly instead of every 4 months, ask her pediatrician to rule out pfapa. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has had cold like symptoms for 2 weeks now. She has no fever, white blood count is normal but platelet count is high. What's this mean?

My 3 month old has had cold like symptoms for 2 weeks now. She has no fever, white blood count is normal but platelet count is high. What's this mean?

Congestion x 2 weeks: It is time to see your pediatrician. Likely a sinus infection. Too young for seasonal allergies and too long for nasal congestion from a viral infection. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your spleen is slightly enlarged and your white blood count is elevated with itching flu like symptoms fatigue night sweats

What does it mean when your spleen is slightly enlarged and your white blood count is elevated with itching flu like symptoms fatigue night sweats

Need for evaluation: The constellation of findings and other infections listed in your profile warrants a thorough investigation. It appears that you are under the care of a physician and it would be prudent to discuss the matter with her/him at your earliest. ...Read more

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In chemotherapy. White blood count low and fever. Can this def be an infection?

In chemotherapy. White blood count low and fever. Can this def be an infection?

FEVER WITH CHEMO: FEVER WITH CHEMO. It can be a side effect of the chemo or a secondary infection. You need an exam/LABS/UAC&S and a CXR. Seek prompt follow up with your doctor. If symptoms worsen or fever >101, seek ER EVALUATION. ...Read more

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In chemotherapy. White blood count low and fever. Also very tierd and sleepy. Can it def be infection as low white cell count? What could the extreme tierdness be?

In chemotherapy. White blood count low and fever. Also very tierd and sleepy. Can it def be infection as low white cell count? What could the extreme tierdness be?

Watch out for Fever!: There are more than one causes for feeling tired. Infection can cause it as you indicated but here fever is the first symptom. So if you feel cold, shiver, check your temp or go to an ER for evaluation. If you do not feel feverish (Hot or very cold), Anemia/low Hemoglobin (Hb) is another common reason especially after multiple cycles of chemo. If your Hb is >10Gram, no fever, then chemo may cause ...Read more

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Would the flu shot cause an increase in white blood count?

Would the flu shot cause an increase in white blood count?

Stress response: Anything that your body decides is a stress agent can produce a transient increase in your white cell total count. A flu shot would cause a mild elevation in some & none in others. ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

There is a very: Characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms. The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, weight loss, low white blood count, and infections. What could be causing this?

Swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, weight loss, low white blood count, and infections. What could be causing this?

Concerning...: Infections themselves could be causing the symptoms you describe. If these symptoms have been long standing and you have an enlarged, nontender, lymph node (s) in addition, something like a lymphoma would be moving up on my list. Given that you are getting a cbc, you probably are seeing a doctor. What does he/she think? ...Read more

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Abnormal bruises, pain in legs, night sweats, extreme kidney pain. White blood count 4.2, neutrophils 1.2. Lack of appetite and fatigue for 11 year old?

Obviously quite: A few findings to sort through, but lymphoma could be a potentially unifying diagnosis - night sweats, lowish blood counts, fatigue, low appetite from an enlarged spleen and back pain from enlarged lymph nodes. Next step may be more blood tests and a ct scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause high white blood count?

Can cyst cause high white blood count?

Yes.: We expect that small cysts won't do much to the white count but that larger cysts might. Remember that WBC count can vary from day to day anyway. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufucienty cause high white blood count?

Can adrenal insufucienty cause high white blood count?

Not really: Patients with addisons disease (severe adrenal insufficiency) are often very sick. If the adrenal insufficiency comes as a result of sepsis (overwhelming infection), the WBC would be high. But most addison's is autoimmune, and the WBC is not high. Sometime one of the WBC (eosinophils) can be high. There can be other associated autoimmune problems that could affect wbc. ...Read more

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Can gastric pain cause a high white blood count?

Can gastric pain cause a high white blood count?

Gastric pain: Gastric pain represents inflammation of the tissues of the stomach caused by infection, excess acid production, possible gastric bleeding from an ulcer, Inflammation of any kind increases the white blood cell count and requires immediate medical attention if the source of the pain is unknown. ...Read more

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High white blood count and a rash. Are the two related?

Could be: If the rash is due to bacterial infection, like staph or strep, it will be accompanied by high white blood cell count. If you have these, please consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What would cause a high white blood count and subsequent rash?

What would cause a high white blood count and subsequent rash?

Rash: Rash related to high white count is obviously infectious (rather than immune mediated) in origin. Several infection can cause it. Bacterial, fungal or viral infections. Differential is really broad. Need more information to narrow it down. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a high white blood count and a bad rash?

What does it mean if I have a high white blood count and a bad rash?

Likely an infection: There is insufficient information to provide a definitive answer. One would need to know the actual count and differential and examine the rash. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes high white blood count high during a cervical swab does this usually mean chylamdia?

What causes high white blood count high during a cervical swab does this usually mean chylamdia?

Many possibilities: This simply suggests an inflammatory process without a specific diagnosis. You need to discuss this with the gynecologist. ...Read more

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My child had a result from his CBC and it showed that he has a high white blood count, what does this mean?

My child had a result from his CBC and it showed that he has a high white blood count, what does this mean?

Hard to say...: Need to know what the increase is associated with. If lymphs could be a viral infection. If neuts probably an infection or due to heavy smoking. ...Read more

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How can I decrease my husband's high white blood count? He has chronic leukemia & his white count is getting higher. Is there anything we can do?

Chronic Leukemia: As long as your husband is taking the oral medication to keep his leukemia from a flare up this is the best he can do. Elevated white blood cells are common and there is usually not too many complications. Follow his doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I have a high white blood count low mch and low mchc and high neutrophils{absolute} and high lymphs{absolute} what causes this?

Lots of stuff: These white cell numbers alone can rest from something as simple as a cold shower. If you feel well and all white cells look normal, forget about them. If you have an anemia and/or possible blood loss, the low MCHC / MCH suggests iron deficiency. This happened to me when I was donating a lot of blood and eating mostly vegetarian style. ...Read more

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Dr prescibed azthromycin for high white blood count during pap what's the reason?

Dr prescibed azthromycin for high white blood count during pap what's the reason?

You got me...: If you received an antibiotic prescription, the doctor must think there you have a bacterial infection of some sorts. Indeed, such an infection could lead to an elevated white blood cell count. But what I cannot answer from the information provided is where this infection is, or where it came from. These are good, important questions, and I suggest you contact the office and ask them. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more