Doctor insights on:
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Best foods to increase white blood cell count
- What causes increase in white blood cell count?
- Foods to increase white blood cell count
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How to increase low white blood cell count?
- Herbs to increase white blood cell count
- Foods to eat to increase white blood cell count
- How to increase white blood cell count naturally?
- Talk to a hematologist online for free