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Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily: Many conditions such as infection, inflammatory process, infarction can increase white blood cells count. This is a normal body response. However, if white blood cell counts persistently elevated in the absence of infection/inflammation &/or if it is associated with abnormality on the other blood counts-red blood and platelets -further evaluations including bone marrow biopsy is likely needed. ...Read more

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White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count high?

Why is my white blood cell count high?

How high?: Which wbcs are high - neuts? Lymphs? How long? Clinical context? Meds? ...Read more

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I have low white blood cell count, low lymphs, low lymphocytes absolute, what can it mean?

Many things.: A low lymphocyte count can be associated with various causes. It can be congenital, as part of immune deficiency. It can be related to viral illness and other infections. It can be due to treatment with Prednisone and other immunosuppressive medications. It can be part of an autoimmune condition. But most common is transient due to simple viral infection. ...Read more

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Blood results say high blood sugar and low white blood cell count. What do I do now?

Need more info: Was the blood sugar test done in fasting state? What was the actual value? What are the details of your blood cell counts? It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he is likely to have more info about your health. ...Read more

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Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Anemia or polycythem: Many conditions that cause anemia can cause your red cells to go low including blood loss, blood destruction and overproduction. Excess red cells can result from chronic hypnotic states and various forms of polycythemias. ...Read more

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What does a high white blood cell count and high platelet count mean?

Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and extent of rise, it may also be associated with bone marrow problems such as myeloproliferative diseases. I suggest a hematology consultation and workup to sort out the underlying cause(s). ...Read more

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What are white blood cell count low symptoms?

What are white blood cell count low symptoms?

Low white count : Symptoms are usually from underlying disease which lower white count like infections, lupus, arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, b12, folic acid, copper deficiency, mds. Neutropenia also increases risk for various infections. ...Read more

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Low red and white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Low red and white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more

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What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

Maybe nothing: Low white counts are seen in up to 15% of some populations. Thus, it may have no clinical importance. It needs to be evaluated in context with the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0-14.5 for women and 12-15 for men. Rarely do people actually quote the RBC count number although it is reported on most lab reports. ...Read more

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What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more

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I have a high white blood cell count, no fever, help?

Actual results?: It would help to see the whole report of total and differential count. There is a considerable range of normal values. It would be useful to consult the doctor who ordered the test. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/956278-overview. ...Read more

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High white blood cell and platelet count, is this bad?

High white blood cell and platelet count, is this bad?

Cause: There are some primary bone marrow problems that can raise WBC (eg, leukemias like cll) or platelets (pv, et). Far more likely is an inflammatory reaction such as infection causing an increase in "acute phase reactants". More context is needed. Since someone ordered the complete blood count (CBC) for a reason, what was that reason, and what was that physicians interpretation? ...Read more

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My blood work showed high white blood cell and high hgb-f count. What can cause this? Disease?

My blood work showed high white blood cell and high hgb-f count. What can cause this? Disease?

Fetal Hemoglobin: The values of the WBC (white blood count) and hemoglobin (Hgb)-F or fetal hemoglobin are crucial to any answer. High Hgb-F is commonly seen in those with hereditary conditions affecting hemoglobin such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. If you have either of these then high Hgb-F and high WBC can occur. You need to present the actual numbers, and also tell us your ethnicity. ...Read more

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What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

Leukopenia may be...: Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation. Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Why is my white cell blood count always so low?

Why is my white cell blood count always so low?

What is the count?: Normal WBC count ranges from 3500 to 11,000. You may consult this site for more information on blood cell counts. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more