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How To Lower High White Blood Cell Count
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
Every few months I get a Sharp pain to the left of my navel (lower abdomen) with a high temp and high white blood cell count?
Interesting...: The fact that you know you have a high white blood cell count when this occurs suggests you have had lab tests/evaluation at the time of symptoms. One is concerned about transient small bowel obstruction with this picture. Imaging with CT at the time of symptoms would offer the best chance at diagnosis. Continue to work with your doctor to discover cause. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?
Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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