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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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Is a white blood count of 3.0 reason for concern?

Is a white blood count of 3.0 reason for concern?

Follow WBC=3k: A total white blood count (WBC) of 3000 or 3.0k is low, indeed. Most labs around the country report normal values 4.0--10k however the 'normal range' is an arbitrary cut -off embracing the 'extremes' of a normal statistical 'bell shaped curve' . So 3k can still be normal for you. However trends over time are most important and whether or not you have symptoms. Recheck <1 mo. W/'differential'. ...Read more

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X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

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I have a white blood count of 14.2, what would be the reason for this?

I have a white blood count of 14.2, what would be the reason for this?

Leukocytosis: A high white count (leukocytosis) can be caused by many different things, most commonly an infection. Some people have high white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukocytosis you have. ...Read more

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Dr prescibed azthromycin for high white blood count during pap what's the reason?

Dr prescibed azthromycin for high white blood count during pap what's the reason?

You got me...: If you received an antibiotic prescription, the doctor must think there you have a bacterial infection of some sorts. Indeed, such an infection could lead to an elevated white blood cell count. But what i cannot answer from the information provided is where this infection is, or where it came from. These are good, important questions, and i suggest you contact the office and ask them. ...Read more

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Had blood work done my white blood count was high to 19 should I be concerned?

Had blood work done my white blood count was high to 19 should I be concerned?

It depends: Normal is about 13-14, so your white blood cells are pretty high. But it depends on which white cells are high. If neutrophils, that indicates bacterial infection or inflammation. Lymphocytes could mean a viral infection. Eosinophils could be related to allergies. Certain drugs like Prednisone can increase your white count. Do you have any symptoms that would point to an infection somewhere? ...Read more

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All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

Out of context: There is no valid answer to this question without a medical history, physical exam and the reason the tests were performed. ...Read more

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My overall white blood count went from 4.9, to 3.6, now to 3.1. This happened within a 4 month period. Should this be of concern?

My overall white blood count went from 4.9, to 3.6, now to 3.1. This happened within a 4 month period. Should this be of concern?

White cells: The current value is below normal, but it needs to be taken in context of why your white cells are being checked so frequently. I suspect your doctor has something he is monitoring, so the decreasing white count may or may not be concerning. It is also relevant whether you have any underlying autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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My blood test results show that my total white blood count is low, 2.7 10*9/l and lymphocyte count also low, 0.6 10*9/l, should I be concerned?

Yes: You total WBC count is low. Why did you have the test done? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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My white blood count is 13 and my sedimentation rate us 25 is there a need for concern white blood count has been high a year absolute neutrophil high?

Hard to say: A WBC of 13,000 may indicate an acute infection, but the fact that it's been present for a year speaks against it being due to infection. Sed rate is a non specific test and is not diagnostic of anything. It would be worthwhile to review any medications you are taking that might elevate your WBC. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Been struggling w fatigue/body pain for 2 years. Recently learned my white blood count is 3.5 and platelets are also low. Is this a concern? Related?

Been struggling w fatigue/body pain for 2 years. Recently learned my white blood count is 3.5 and platelets are also low. Is this a concern? Related?

Fatigue, low counts: Hi Barbara. Your symptoms and blood work could be related. You need to see a physician to look for the causes of your symptoms and for your abnormal blood work to help you find a cause. ...Read more

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I have been getting red blotches on my legs and arms. I am concerned about my red and white blood count. Help?

Platelets: Red blotches are more likely to be due platelet issues rather than red or white cells. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. ...Read more

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In most cases, is a high white blood count always a sign of infection/inflammation if normal, then all ok? Cbc was normal. Hs CRP is 2.6. Concerning?

WBC: A high white blood cell count can occur with numerous conditions that are not infectious or inflammatory. The CRP value you have is of no real concern taken out of the context of your total clinical condition. ...Read more

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Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

Is an elevated blood platelet count over many years a reason for concern if no other blood count problem?

Possibly: Essential thrombocytosis (high platelet count) is associated with increase risk of excessive clotting. The problem is worse if you become dehydrated. I had a patient who actually had a stroke attributed to essential thrombocytosis at age 41. Check in with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

No it's likely fine: Your WBC (white blood count) varies from day to day and can go up and down for a variety of reasons. In pregnancy for example, women will often times have a WBC in the range of 15. Also, 12.7 actually is 12, 700. However, alot of it depends on what your current health condition is and in general a 12.7 by itself is likely ok. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

We don't Rx numbers: This is concerning. If it's a stable chronic lymphocytic leukemia, life expectancy's probably not affected. If it's a person who seems acutely ill with 'just the flu', it's a sign something's probably going on worse than 'just the 'flu'. ...Read more

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How significant would you think a white blood count of 14, 000 with an mspike is?

How significant would you think a white blood count of 14, 000 with an mspike is?

Yes: An m spike is a serious issue and needs to be followed up. Blood count of 14 k is elevated and most common cause of elevated blood count is infection. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Was wondering if a white blood count of 3.3 is bad?

Was wondering if a white blood count of 3.3 is bad?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different 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. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more

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What does a white blood count of 22 mean in an adult?

Need more info: Blood count of 22 is not meaningful data. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. If 22, 000 is your white blood cell count, it is elevated and could be due to an infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more