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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?

  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?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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


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10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104

10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs  infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104

Sad situation: An unimmunized kid with a 104 temperature may have something simple like a virus. S/he may also have a vaccine preventable illness like hemophilus meningitis or blood poisoning.I would take the child to be evaluated and be sure to inform the doc of the lack of vaccines. They can proceed with a more thorough evaluation understanding the extra possibilities. ...Read more

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A high white blood cell count in my prostate means what?

Inflamation: Pyospermia, or WBC in the semen, or WBC in expressed prostatic secretion, indicates inflamation in the prostate. This may be caused by a bacterial infection, but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias. ...Read more

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Can high white blood cell count be a sign of a thyroid problem?

See below: It would be unusual for this to occur rarely hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with a high WBC but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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What diseases cause high fevers and high white blood cell count?

Usually bacterial: It's usually a bacterial illness that causes the symptoms you describe. But this can include anything form sinus infections, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia, infection in the blood, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, meningitis, skin abcesses... The list goes on and on. You need a thorough assessment of associated symptoms and a physical exam to try and pinpoint your condition. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a high white blood cell count cause you to be tired?

Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

WBCs in urine: WBC's in the urine are commonly associated with infection or inflammation of the urinary tract. Urine infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephritis), and kindey stones are common causes. Inflammation of the bladder wall (cystitis) is also common. Less common causes are things like nephrotic syndromes and allergic interstitial nephritis. ...Read more

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I have a slightly high white blood cell count but my hemoglobin is normal. What could that mean?

What is the count : And what is the differential count? Slightly elevated may be your normal. It would be good to talk to the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has your whole health history and lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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