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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 ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Don't treat numbers: If one or more of your absolute counts (neutrophils or lymphcytes; i've never cared about monocytes) is a wee bit low, just follow it. If it is way low, you may be seriously sick and in that case need something stronger than homeopathy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too. ...Read more
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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