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White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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White blood cell bands increased for the last 3 months. It was 8, then 10, now 12. I haven't had fever or infection. Could this mean cancer is back?

Not helpful: Don't draw any conclusions from this. Bands vary, mostly with how well the lab looks for them. Your papillary thyroid cancer will either not recur, or recur as itself -- another tiny lump -- or much less likely, in an unmistakable form as a rapidly-growing mass. ...Read more

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My son's wbc has increased what should i do?

My son's wbc has increased what should i do?

Mgt: It really depends on a number of factors, including his health, presence of signs of infection,fever,history of TB exposure, for example. Please review the cell differential and blood smear with your PCP.l ...Read more

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My son's wbc has increased to22000.what should i do?

My son's wbc has increased to22000.what should i do?

Ask why: As a pathologist and lab specialist, let me share the first principle of laboratory medicine -- focus on the person, not the numbers. Don't even read online about the many causes of an elevated white blood count, but ask what cells are up, whether they look normal, and why. This may be anything from leukemia to white cells with a mild mutation that keeps them circulating rather than wall-bound. ...Read more

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What does a 14.2 WBC mean? Should i be super worried?

What does a 14.2 WBC mean?  Should i be super worried?

Not yet: Labs mean nothing apart from the patient history and physical exam. If someone wishes, they can raise their white count to perhaps 25 by spending fifteen minutes in a very cold shower. It's more important that no abnormal cells were reported on your smear. Follow-up as your physician directs, if at all. ...Read more

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What does an increase in WBC indicate? What problem do I have?

What does an increase in WBC indicate? What problem do I have?

Varies: The commonest cause is infection, Some drugs may cause it. Leukemias are the most serious issue. You need to discuss it with your doctor as more investigation may be needed. ...Read more

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What does an increase in WBC indicate? What problem do I have?

Depends/infection,,,: it depends how high the WBC count is. In otherwise healthy adults, it likely means there's an infection the body's fighting. If it's very high, it could mean a leukemia or lymphoma, but there are other symptoms and readings that are present, like fatigue. As for your particular problem, more information would be needed to find out. A visit to your doctor for more tests and an exam would help. ...Read more

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What diet shld i follow to increase my wbc. Its now at 3900. It was 3500 6 years ago?

No diet to inc WBV: There is no diet that is know to increase white blood cells. Diets high in iron can increase red cells if they are low to iron deficiency. There really little difference between 3900 and 3500 cells, if you repeat you blood count every other day for a week you can see this variation. As long as your red cells and platelets are normal, then i would not be concerned about his. ...Read more