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Is It True That A White Blood Cell Count Can Show You Have Brain Swelling
Not specific: White blood cell counts are an indication of infection. Brain infection can cause this, but I would assume a cluster of other symptoms that are significant would make one look to the central nervous system, rather than a WBC count. Medical attention is required for a proper differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
No: It may serve as one piece of the puzzle. ...Read more
My lymphosite white blood cell count is high. I got a knot on my lymph node and 2 lesions on my brain. What would cause this? I already have fibro, chronic myofacial pain and chronic fatigue immune disorder and nerve damage. I'm very i'll. No drs
I'm having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18, 000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read more
What does it mean if my recent blood test results show that I have a high platelet and white blood cell count?
See a doctor: This can be one of several things. If you are otherwise completely healthy, it may indicate a bone marrow disease called polycythemia vera. If you have medical conditions or are on certain medications, it can indicate inflammation or infection. Please see your doctor or a hematologist to help sort this out. ...Read more
Yes: There does not have to be a clear change in WBC with an infection. ...Read more
Certainly.: Mild and even moderate infections can have little effect on the white blood count. More severe infections may change the white blood cell count. Sometimes, even mild changes in the white blood cells may not be detected by the automated blood count machines, but can be recognized by pathologists. ...Read more
It may or may not: There are a variety of different types of infection. The white count (total, and counts of individual types) may or may not become high or low in response to particular infections. The whole business is enormously complicated, and labs are only one piece of information used in arriving at diagnosis. ...Read more
I got lab results back that show my monocytes were low (3.5), my neutrophils are 7.5 and my white blood cell count was 11. What could this mean?
Likely normal: Without any context as to why the labs were drawn, can only comment that there is some variability in the relative levels of specific white blood cells from lab draw to lab draw. In the context of certain symptoms, the lab could be meaningful/helpful, but I would expect the monocytes to be stable or within the "normal range" the next time this is checked. ...Read more
Could be anything: How do you FEEL? Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. This is worrisome if, and only if, you feel sick or there are abnormally-shaped white cells. After a cold swim, the white count may rise as high as 20, 000. Best wishes. ...Read more
Test show that my wife has debris in her bladder and her white blood cell count is high. How serious of a concern is this?
Recent blood test shows I have a low white blood cell count. All other indicators are normal. What causes this and what do I do to fix it. 45yr, 85kg?
Recheck WBC NO Fixes: I see this all the time in my practice= low WBC (white blood count). It may be normal if you have no other signs/symptoms. What is important is the trend--is your WBC count dropping over time? So my initial advice is to re-check in 1 month (with a WBC differential). Referral to a hematologist is needed if: WBC continues to drop, 'abnormal cells' on differential, low red cells or platelets. ...Read more
Routine FBC shows low white blood cell count (3.9 10*9/L) and neutrophil count (1.4). Everything else normal. Doctor not worried. What can cause this?
Just being alive: There's enormous variation in white blood cell counts from routine blood tests. Just being alive causes 3900 WBCs and 1400 neutrophils, meaning lots of people have these numbers. Numbers are just numbers. So, without the whole story, nothing interesting can be said or concluded about these two numbers. ...Read more
What causes Low Immature Granulocyte, High Neutrophil. High Hematocrit, High White Blood Cell Count? Have bone pain but rf factor shows normal.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results. Why were the tests done? What symptoms do you have? It would require taking history, physical examination and may be more tests to settle the issue. Please see your doc. ...Read more
What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present
CBC is not a reliable test for HIV. Many viral infections can produce the same picture as may be seen in acute HIV. If you have any concerns, get tested and if negative, repeat the test in 6 months.
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My Lab results show low white blood cell count & liver enzymes over 1000. Found out I have enlarged spleen and Cholecystitis. What could be the cause?
Liver disease: Cholesystitis doesn't usually cause a low white count, enlarged spleen and severe elevation of liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis is suggested. It could be viral or autoimmune. A gastroenterologist should be involved in your care, and an abdominal surgeon should be consulted about the inflammation of the gall bladder which may be chronic rather than acute. ...Read more
Normally, not much:
Unless you are exposed to agents that lower white count (high dose radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, some poisons) or become infected rapidly (which increases white count) generally the white blood cell count is a value that does not fluctuate that much over the course of a 24 hour period.
As an example, if you acquire a very rapidly progressing community-acquired pneumonia, WBC does go up fast. ...Read more
25 male. Went for a white blood cell count test today. I took a multivitamin centrum before the test. Will that affect WBC results to be higher/lower?
No: This won't have any impact. WBC values fluctuate wildly from hour to hour anyway. ...Read more
I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm?
No: In the absence of moth sores or recurrent infections no need to work up a mildly low neutrophil count. This is very common in african americans and those of northern european ancestry. ...Read more
My 13 yr old daughter got a white blood cell count of 3.6 come in yesterday and her uncle passed away at 18 with luekemia Should we go do more tests n?
The WBC count alone: Doesn't give us enough information to give you the proper answer to this. When the WBC count was done, there should have been what's called a differential, which is important for that type of diagnosis. Would also need to know more about her health and why the labwork was done. Please recontact one of us through HealthTap Prime, where we can do a better consult...and discuss with her doctor. ...Read more
WBCs: A 6.3 WBC is right in the very middle of a normal range. There is nothing abnormal about this number. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A white blood cell count under 3500 is considered definitely low and can be seen with viral infection but also with autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorders, medications and chemical exposure. Some people have no serious problem causing the leukopenia as their white cell count stays unchanged for years and their red cell and platelet counts are normal. A hematologist is best qualified for you. ...Read more
I've had two labs in six months that showed a white blood cell count of 14.9. What does this indicate?
Your Count is high: White cell count (wbc) can be high from infections or any kind of inflammmation in the body including cancers of the white cells (leukemia). You need to consult a hematologist if the WBC count persists to be above 10, 000 when you check it one more time. One month from the last count. Also it matters what the other blood cells are like such as hemoglobin and platelet counts which are part of blood t. ...Read more
That usually means that you are very sick.
Vital signs are important. ...Read more
Hello I just got my lab results back and I have a white blood cell count of 3.2, mpv of 7.1, and absolute neutrophils of 1478. What could be wrong?
May be nothing:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, while your counts are low, this may be your normal. It would be prudent to discuss with your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more