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What does it mean when your WBC is high normal is 4, 600-10, 000 mine is 11, 500?

What does it mean when your WBC is high normal is 4, 600-10, 000 mine is 11, 500?

See below...: It usually means infection but other causes are also possible. It would be important to know what the differential count shows and what is the exact cell type causing the increase. Discussing these results with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more


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What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

It usually means: You have an infection somewhere that is causing it to rise above normal. Do you have some type of infection? ...Read more

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What does it mean if your WBC is low and your lymphs are high and neutrophils are low what does this mean?

What does it mean if your WBC is low and your lymphs are high and neutrophils are low what does this mean?

Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor is expected to explain what numbers of wmc/neutrophils you have and what it means. I would need to know the actual numbers to be able to interpret this information in your case. Get to know what is normal and what is low and how low it is?
Normal WBC count is between 4, 000 to 10, 000 and about half of these numbers should be neutrophils. What are your numbers? ...Read more

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If your WBC count goes from 10-11 in a day does that mean a real bad infection?

If your WBC count goes from 10-11 in a day does that mean a real bad infection?

Unlikely...: First, WBC counts of 10k vs. 11k are essentially the same. Such a modest difference is unlikely to be clinically significant. However, more important could be the change in the differential. For example, a significant rise in neutrophil percentage accompanied by a fall in lymphocytes could give nearly the same total WBC count yet indicate profoundly different clinical scenarios. Need more info. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your WBC is 13.5 thousand/Mcl and Rdw 15.2%, neutrophils 7820 cells/Mcl, lymphocytes 4280 cells/mcl, and monocytes is 1020?

Nothing: These labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history of illness. If you feel well, and there are no abnormal cells reported, ignore them. I can scramble my CBC even more spectacularly after enjoying a cold-water swim. As a pathologist who's devoted my life to lab medicine, I know how to look for disease in lab values, and when not to. If you're not sick, these labs are meaningless. Relax. ...Read more

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Can pain raise your wbc?

Should not: Infection and other diseases of the blood may cause rises in the WBC count. Smoking can also cause minimal rises in the WBC count. ...Read more

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What causes your WBC to be high mine is 17.4?

Infection: Most commonly an underlying infection will cause your WBC count to elevate. ...Read more

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How high does your WBC get if you have cancer?

How high does your WBC get if you have cancer?

Varies: If a patient has leukemia (white blood cell cancer) it may be very high, in the 100ks. It could also be low with the same diagnosis. Solid tumors can sometimes elevate the WBC if they get necrotic or infected but if the patient is on chemo, they may be low or normal. Confused enough? In a nutshell, it depends on the situation. ...Read more

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Does your WbC elevate with herpes?

Usually not: Primary infection with HSV (the first infection with either HSV1 or 2) might elevate WBC if symptoms are severe, but probably not. For sure recurrent outbreaks do not do so. ...Read more

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What could cause a decrease in your WBC count?

What could cause a decrease in your WBC count?

LOW WBC: You should know why it is low and if it is pathology or normal variation. If it is from a marrow problem, you need to find out what that is. If it is from treatment, it may or may not be indicated. One needs to establish a diagnosis not treat a sign or symptom. ...Read more

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What is possible if your WBC, neutrophil absolute, and neutrophil % is high, and lumphocytes are low?

Usually benign: There are many causes for an increased white count and increased neutrophils, but the most common is an infection. The more concerning causes for increased WBC are ususally associated with other blood cell abnormalities, such as immature or abnormal-looking WBCs. If the WBC is very high, it should be rechecked to make sure it goes back down to normal. ...Read more

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What would make your WBC neutralphils and mixed be high on a cbc? What kind of infection?

What would make your WBC neutralphils and mixed be high on a cbc? What kind of infection?

Lab data: This is quite non-specific insofar as the info you have provided. It may not be due to infection, and many other things can elevate the neutrophile counts, including any inflammation, trauma, leukemia, and so on. You need to provide your symptoms and the remainder of the CBC values for this to have any meaning. ...Read more

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In blood work what does it indicate if your WBC is 13.0, pmn 10.1, and sodium is 133 everything else is normal.

In blood work what does it indicate if your WBC is 13.0, pmn 10.1, and sodium is 133 everything else is normal.

Near normal: Wbc and pmns are slightly elevated and sodium is slightly low. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Can a steroid injection and steroid pack cause your wbc to be elevated?

Can a steroid injection and steroid pack cause your wbc to be elevated?

Yes: Corticosteroids typically elevate white blood cell counts, which then can be confused with infection. Your doctor can sort that out. ...Read more

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What types of cancer will typically elevate your wbc? Some? All? Cbc useful in ruling out cancer?

What types of cancer will typically elevate your wbc? Some? All? Cbc useful in ruling out cancer?

Need more: Info here. Many leukemias will have an elevated wbc, but also could be up as a "reactive" change with solid tumors, or tumor associated infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for klonopin (clonazepam) and lithium raise your WBC count?

Not K but yes L: Lithium characteristically raises white blood cell count by increasing bone marrow production. However, there are many other causes of increased WBC count. Further investigation is warranted. Klonopin (clonazepam) does not typically raise WBC count but can cause a dangerous drop in WBC count, very rarely. ...Read more

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If your wbc count is normal, how do you test for other possible infections??

If your wbc count is normal, how do you test for other possible infections??

What infection: WBC count is not a test for infection. Culturing the suspect site is the usual approach to diagnosing an infection. ...Read more

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Can your WBC count be within normal range 5.7 and still be colon cancer?

Can your WBC count be within normal range 5.7 and still be colon cancer?

Yes: The white blood cell (WBC) count is unrelated to colon cancer risk or presence. Colon cancer can be screened for by a variety of tests including stool blood (fob), stool dna, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and virtual colonoscopy. See your md for screening recommendations individualized to you. If you have symptoms that is not screening, but diagnostic. ...Read more

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When u have c. Diff does your WBC count change? Why does it make you tired and weak, no energy

When u have c. Diff does your WBC count change? Why does it make you tired and weak, no energy

May or may not: Depends upon the extent of the infection. Your fatigue can have numerous causes, including electrolyte imbalance, severe infection, and so on and so on. You need to discuss with the doctor treating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a cold virus lower your WBC and neutriphil count? I am in chemo, finished first cycle adf my neuts are 1.2 but I have had a cold for a week.

Can a cold virus lower your WBC and neutriphil count? I am in chemo, finished first cycle adf my neuts are 1.2 but I have had a cold for a week.

Yes: But your doctor should be the one in charge of trying to figure out whether it was caused by the infection, the chemotherapy or the cancer itself. It is an important distinction, as you may need, sometimes, to postpone chemotherapy cycles if the counts are too low. ...Read more

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What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

Viral infection: If your lymphocyte count is high, it can be a sign of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or a reaction to a viral or fungal infection. (or both).
When the lymphs areup, the other cell lines can be supressed. Further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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Your WBC increases with polycythemia because the bone marrow is so hyperactive. So why are you more at-risk for infections?

Your WBC increases with polycythemia because the bone marrow is so hyperactive. So why are you more at-risk for infections?

Wrong cells: In polycythemia [ increased red cells] can ocur for a number of reasons. You are at risk for complications of whatever disorder caused the increase in RBCs. Conditions such as, pulmonary fibrosis, at times COPD a connection between the great vessels of the body, a vascular shunt, some drug reactions, and true polycythemia in which the bone-marrow makes too many RBCs. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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