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Malignant (Definition)

The term “malignant” is mainly used in the context of cancer, but can also be used to describe a condition that can be acutely damaging to the body, ...Read more


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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more

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When I do CBC test, will number of my white blood cells always be elevated?

When I do CBC test, will number of my white blood cells always be elevated?

May have no change: When you have an infection, virus or other, the family of white blood cells that is fighting the most will be elevated. For example, in common viruses the lymphocytes will often be the predominant white blood cell by number. In some infections, more often with bacterial infections, the total white blood cell number, or wbc, will be elevated. ...Read more

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What type of anaemia results in an increase of white blood cells?

What type of anaemia results in an increase of white blood cells?

Varied...: Infections are the most common cause of an increased white blood cell count and low red blood cell count. Once the infection is cleared, both types of cells return to normal. A rarer, more concerning cause is leukemia, a cancer of white blood cells. ...Read more

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What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

In fact there can: Be many causes from infections, autoimmune disease, dehydration, medications, stress, to malignancies and many other causes too. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Depends.: Improving a low WBC would depend on the cause. The WBC is controlled by a hormone (g-csf) normally, and this is available as a medication that can be useful in patients on cancer chemotherapy. Otherwise, the underlying cause should be treated (nutritional, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorder, etc.). ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an increase or a decrease in white blood cells?

White cells: White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and circulate in the blood stream. They increase in response to infection, trauma, stress, tumor (i.e. Leukemia), and abnormal bone marrow production. They decrease sometimes related to severe infection (sepsis), impaired bone marrow production, and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do not die immediately after leaving the circulation ...Read more

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Do white blood cells increase when you have aids?

Do white blood cells increase when you have aids?

NO.: Typically there is a reduction in lymphocytes, white blood cells that are involved in immunity. ...Read more

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What does increase white blood cells on the cervix mean?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests an inflammation of some sort. ...Read more

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How to increase white blood cells and platelets?

How to increase white blood cells and platelets?

Depends...: Depends on the cause of the decrease. Best to speak with your physician and possibly get a referral to a hematologist to diagnose the problem and define the appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Would routine blood work have any indications as to pancreas problems (i.E. Lower blood count, increased white blood cells, etc.) what would those be?

Would routine blood work have any indications as to pancreas problems (i.E. Lower blood count, increased white blood cells, etc.) what would those be?

Lipase, amylase,: This depends on the pathology or the disease type of the pancrease (pancrelipase) itself.
In acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancrease (pancrelipase))
>amylase and lipase enzyme substances are elevated in the blood.
>white blood cells can also be elevated.
In gallstone pancreatitis (pancreatitis caused by gallbladder stones)
>liver function tests can be elevated.
In pancreatic cancer.
>ca 19.9 can be elevated in blood. ...Read more

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In which infections (virus, bact. Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

In which infections (virus, bact. Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

Viral infection.: Viral infection classically does not cause an increase in white count, and may cause low wbc. Bacterial infection usually causes a high wbc, but some times the WBC may start out low at first. A few bacterial infections usually have low wbcs such as TB and listeria infections. ...Read more

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How do I treat elevated white blood cells?

How do I treat elevated white blood cells?

How elevated?: All laboratory 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. Having said that, elevated white cells is not a diagnosis. The cause of elevated white cells needs to be treated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be additional tests. ...Read more

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What should I do to help white blood cells go up?

Figure out: The cause. Many reasons for a lie wbc. Need to understand in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have Enlarged White Blood Cells?

What does it mean if I have Enlarged White Blood Cells?

Too little info: The look analysis is usually done by a machine where the cells rapidly flow through a small tube. You should speak to your doc about all the factors they measured and the meanings of each. ...Read more

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Could I bleed white blood cells?

Could I bleed white blood cells?

Along with other: Blood components. White blood cells are also lost when ever there is bleeding. You cannot selectively bleed white cells.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests inflammation, probably due to infection. ...Read more

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What can it mean having white blood cells in your urine and how should I deal?

What can it mean having white blood cells in your urine and how should I deal?

White cells in Urine: White cells in urine mean inflammation some where in the urinary system. Most commonly it is due to infection, starting from the outer genital area all the way upto the kidneys. Besides infection, other causes of inflammation like stones, anywhere in the urinary system can also cause WBC's in urine. The best thing is to repeat the test after good hydration and persue it with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with symptoms of appendicitis for 6 years and all test have shown nothing other than minimal elevation in white blood cells. And?

I have been suffering with symptoms of appendicitis for 6 years and all test have shown nothing other than minimal elevation in white blood cells. And?

Chronic appendicitis: Without knowing what your symptoms are and what tests were performed to rule out appendicitis, it is difficult to know how to advise you. You might be best off with a full consult from Healthtap prime, especially if you have copies of the tests that have been performed. Happy to help if you do. ...Read more

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Hi, I have little sister, her white blood cells is 20, 000, however that is must be (3, 500 to 10, 000), I want to know is it dangerous? Causes and solution?

Hi, I have little sister, her white blood cells is 20, 000, however that is must be (3, 500 to 10, 000), I want to know is it dangerous? Causes and solution?

Do not worry: She should be under the care of a md and let the doctor figure out the cause for the elevated white count.

Many things can raise the white count and it is important for the doctor to look at the blood smear and review labs to determine what type of blood cell has increased. ...Read more

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