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Doctor insights on: How To Increase White Blood Cell Count During Chemo

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What are ways to make your white blood cell count come up from chemo?

What are ways to make your white blood cell count come up from chemo?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim): There is little in terms of diet that is helpful, and the same for other life style change. The drug Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) stimulates the production of wbc's and is used to shorten the decrease in cells. The parent of this drug is neupogen, but must be given for several days in a row. The Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is given the day after chemo only. In some cases after prolonged treatment a break might be needed. ...Read more

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Can someone very skinny (borderline to anorexic) and with a low white blood cell count undergo (possibly agressive) chemotherapy procedure?

Can someone very skinny (borderline to anorexic) and with a low white blood cell count undergo (possibly agressive) chemotherapy procedure?

Certainly: Oncology will monitor your condition closely throughout. Get all your questions answered by them before start. Be well and hope you get better. Stay positive! ...Read more

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What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female. Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.

Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggerated following rt. When the WBC gets too low drugs like gcs must be used to bring the count up over 4000, the normal being around 7000 -8000. ...Read more

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How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

Don't treat numbers: If one or more of your absolute counts (neutrophils or lymphcytes; i've never cared about monocytes) is a wee bit low, just follow it. If it is way low, you may be seriously sick and in that case need something stronger than homeopathy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

White count: If someone has low white count and it needs to be increased, we use shots known as granulocyte stimulating growth factor also known as Neupogen to do that. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an elevated white blood cell count during an exam?

What does it mean to have an elevated white blood cell count during an exam?

Infection: Leukocytosis is a cardinal sign for occult infection but it can also be seen in situations of severe stress and in smokers. It requires investigation and follow up. The type of white cell elevation can give further clues as to the probable cause. ...Read more

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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

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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What should I do to increase my white blood cell count?

It depends on the ca: Unless we know the cause of your low WBC count, it is hard to answer your question. There are some good drugs to increase the white count but they are only used under special circumstances..Typically after chemotherapy has lowered the WBC count excessively. ...Read more

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What to do to increase my white blood cell count?

Why do you want to: Do that? If your white cell count low? If it is low, you need to treat the cause. If it is normal, there is no healthy way to increase it and if you take medication to increase it will only do harm. ...Read more

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How can you increase your white blood cell count?

How can you increase your white blood cell count?

Is it low?: There is no benefit to increasing a normal WBC count and there may be harm. If your white blood cell count is low, then first it needs to be determined, why is it low and treatment would be dictated by the cause. ...Read more

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What can increase someone's white blood cell count?

What can increase someone's white blood cell count?

See below: If the count is low it is the cause of low blood count that needs to be treated. It may be as simple as giving some vitamins or as radical as bone marrow transplant. Infections and some drugs and tumors can cause abnormal increase in white cell count. Treatment may be antibiotics, chemotherapy or no treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could psoriasis raise your white blood cell count?

Thoughts? Could psoriasis raise your white blood cell count?

Yes: Certain forms of psoriasis can result in a very high white count. Erythrodermic psoriasis and pustular psoriasis are notorious for this effect. ...Read more

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I have an increase in white blood cell count to 10.8, immature granulocyte increase to 0.7%, IG absolute at 0.1%, and sed rate of 26. Interpretation?

I have an increase in white blood cell count to 10.8, immature granulocyte increase to 0.7%, IG absolute at 0.1%, and sed rate of 26. Interpretation?

Infection: A elevated white blood count with a slighlty elevated ESR would suggest infection/inflamation. Imature granulocytes can be seen during an inflamatory process (urinary tract infeciton, pneumonia, cellultiis etc..) Once the inflamation clears the test can be repeated and should return to normal. Myeloproliferative disorders can cause the same picture, but would not be expected to disappear ...Read more

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Is there a way to raise my white blood cell count?

Is there a way to raise my white blood cell count?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have so that an appropriate treatment can be given (if necessary). ...Read more

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What can you do to raise your white blood cell count?

Depends: What is your white blood cell count? Why do want to raise it? Which of the WBC type do you wish to raise? Do not take any medications that are not prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a rapid increase in my white blood cell count?

What can cause a rapid increase in my white blood cell count?

Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too. ...Read more

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Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

Yes, fever and WBC: Elevation often go hand in hand in the context of infection and/or inflammation. Both are features of an "inhospitable environment" for the infecting agent. In that sense, fever is not all bad, it can just make you feel bad. Antipyretics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can improve symptoms and help you ride out the problem, but if you are concerned about your status, get in touch with your dr. ...Read more

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White Blood Cell (Definition)

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