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Increase In White Blood Cell Count
I have an increase in white blood cell count to 10.8, immature granulocyte increase to 0.7%, IG absolute at 0.1%, and sed rate of 26. Interpretation?
Infection: A elevated white blood count with a slighlty elevated ESR would suggest infection/inflamation. Imature granulocytes can be seen during an inflamatory process (urinary tract infeciton, pneumonia, cellultiis etc.) Once the inflamation clears the test can be repeated and should return to normal. Myeloproliferative disorders can cause the same picture, but would not be expected to disappear
Yes, fever and WBC: Elevation often go hand in hand in the context of infection and/or inflammation. Both are features of an "inhospitable environment" for the infecting agent. In that sense, fever is not all bad, it can just make you feel bad. Antipyretics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can improve symptoms and help you ride out the problem, but if you are concerned about your status, get in touch with your dr.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it low?: There is no benefit to increasing a normal WBC count and there may be harm. If your white blood cell count is low, then first it needs to be determined, why is it low and treatment would be dictated by the cause.
See below: If the count is low it is the cause of low blood count that needs to be treated. It may be as simple as giving some vitamins or as radical as bone marrow transplant. Infections and some drugs and tumors can cause abnormal increase in white cell count. Treatment may be antibiotics, chemotherapy or no treatment may be needed.
White count: If someone has low white count and it needs to be increased, we use shots known as granulocyte stimulating growth factor also known as Neupogen to do that.
Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too.
Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have so that an appropriate treatment can be given (if necessary).
Depends: What is your white blood cell count? Why do want to raise it? Which of the WBC type do you wish to raise? Do not take any medications that are not prescribed by your doctor.
Yes: Certain forms of psoriasis can result in a very high white count. Erythrodermic psoriasis and pustular psoriasis are notorious for this effect.
I have high blood platelets that increased a little over 2, 000 in 6 days and my white blood cell count went up my back/hips hurt, dizzy, nauseous?
HemOnc: An elevated platelet count of 2, 000 (thromocytosis) should be evaluated for and treated asap. The elevated platelet alone can cause your symptoms. Essential thrombocytosis or another myeloproliferative disorder is considered and should be ruled out. Additional blood tests, bm biopsy and hematology-oncology consultation is required.
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