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Increase In Numbers Of Malignant White Blood Cells
Nothing: Changes within the normal range are exceedingly unlikely to be significant. ...Read more
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
Nothing: The scale is different. There are vastly more rbcs. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Hematocrit level was 56%. Hemoglobin level was 18.0. Rbc level was 6.0. White blood cells & playlets normal. Am I at increased risk for dvt/clots?
Usually...: ...It does not affect them enough to notice. ...Read more
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
Can vaccines (specifically rabies) have significant influence on a CBC (for example, increase in white blood cells or lymphocytes percentage)?
Very unlikely: More likely coincidental.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Need to know: Why it is low, and how low in order to make a plan. ...Read more
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
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
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
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