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


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Can HSV 2 cause WBC level to be a little low?

Can HSV 2 cause WBC level to be a little low?

No: Hsv2 does not cause your WBC to be low. If you have an abnormally low white blood cell count, then you need to request a consult with a hematologist! ...Read more

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Low wbc (3.0) but normal levels of RBC and hemoglobin. Have not been sick. Actually never get sick. Feel great.worried. What could be wrong. STRESSED!

Likely 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, your WBC may be your normal. There is no point in treating laboratory values. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5,, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5,, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

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, low ferritin indicates deficiency of iron. If the patient has started menstruating, that may be the cause. She should take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. WBC count of 4.5 is in normal range. ...Read more

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FERRITIN level was only 12, all other parts of iron profile in range, hgb 13.4, wbc 4.5 rbc 4.45 Why is ferritin level low and wbc low end of range?

Ferritin: Ferritin reflects the iron levels "in the bank" so to speak, or storage iron, not what is "in your wallet" or in circulation. It means there is iron deficiency, but you may be absorbing enough to keep hgb/rbc going. WBC varies by individual and various other factors & is unrelated to iron. ...Read more

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Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Stop worrying: Missing all the eosinophils means nothing. There are probably some but either the machine or the technician doing a by-hand count didn't spot any. This happens all the time. ...Read more

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Low wbc/pcv/mcv.Mch/mchc, haemoglobin level is only 8.1 what does this mean?

Low wbc/pcv/mcv.Mch/mchc, haemoglobin level is only 8.1 what does this mean?

Iron deficiency?: You are clearly anemic and with a low mcv, this may suggest iron deficiency. There are other causes for a low mcv. I suggest you talk with your doctor about further evaluation for your anemia, example iron studies. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My test results show low WBC, HGB, and HCT with normal RBC and a monocyte level of 13%. What does this indicate?

How low?: 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. The monocyte count, by itself is not particularly meaningful. ...Read more

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Wbc 8.7 hgb 12.5 Hct 39.7 my mcv, mch, & mchc all on low end of normal but monocyte level and % elevated at 0.74 & 8.5%?

Normal WBC and monos: WBC numbers vary widely, including monocytes, often slightly outside the normal range. I would be proud and happy to have results like these! If you are outwardly healthy and feel well, this is nothing to worry about. If you don't feel well, see a doctor and discuss the results. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a low WBC and neutrophils count? Could it be connected to a low iron and vitaminB12 levels?

Blood counts: There are several potential explanations for this constellation of findings. These include a primary bone marrow problem, pernicious anemia, and side effects of some medications. A consultation with an internist is recommended. ...Read more

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9 RBC , 39000 platlets, low WBC 6 transfusions and not raising my blood levels, my body won't make or take blood. I am afraid i won't go home, help?

9 RBC , 39000 platlets, low WBC 6 transfusions and not raising my blood levels, my body won't make or take blood. I am afraid i won't go home, help?

Don't give up. EVER: There's one thing i know.. That is... I can't predict the future. I care for critically ill patients every day. There are patients that I am sure will die... Then they get better. Then there are patients that i think i will "cure". But a higher power intervenes. Ultimately, I have discovered that life is a dichotomy. Life is very strong... But it is very fragile. Stay strong! and accept help. ...Read more

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What do low platelet levels mean? Platelet level of 116 low wbc 3.6 low lymphs 61% high neutrophils 22% low neutrophils (absolute) low

What do low platelet levels mean?
Platelet level of 116   low
wbc 3.6     low
lymphs 61%   high
neutrophils 22%   low
neutrophils (absolute) low

Possibilities...: The most common cause is something called viral suppression, where certain viral infections can transiently impair the bone marrow's ability to produce platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. This will improve on its own as your body clears the infection. Less common, but serious causes include aplastic anemia or leukemia. Watchful waiting is ok if the person does not appear sick. ...Read more

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I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances would you have an elevated WBC count and a low CRP level on a blood test?

Under what circumstances would you have an elevated WBC count and a low CRP level on a blood test?

Too many to count: Without further information about what you were being evaluated for, the list of potential causes is much too long. Both the white cell count and the c reactive protein are what we call nonspecific tests, meaning they don't point to anything specific and there are many, many things that influence the results. ...Read more

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Does a HHV-6 Antibody IgG antibody level of 45 with low WBC (3.0) indicate a possible active infection, or simply that I've had HHV-6 before?

Does a HHV-6 Antibody IgG antibody level of 45 with low WBC (3.0) indicate a possible active infection, or simply that I've had HHV-6 before?

Two issues: Antibody to HHV 6 more than likely means that you had an infection. WBC of 3.0 is lower than normal and your should consult your doctor for that. See this site for info on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more

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Noticed some consider 3.8 WBC level as being low. Cause for concern?Should I follow up w doc?Other levels in CBC normal.FYI, have allergy/sinus issues

Low WBC.: Just because your WBC count is a bit lower than the statistical range doesn't mean that it's abnormal or otherwise concerning. This number can be normal for you. Would monitor twice or thrice yearly but wouldn't worry if it stays around this number in the long term. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH 355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Hello, my son is 2 yr old, has a high level of LDH  355...low platelet count 190 low hemoglobin 10.8 and WBC 3.9 What could cause this? ??

Need more info: 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, all blood cells are low and this suggests bone marrow issue. It is prudent that you discuss the matter with your son's doctor. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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Are low lymphocytes 4% along with high WBC's 16.7 at critical level.?astro bug at same time. BUN,Protein,Neutrophils and Albumin also elevated.

Are low lymphocytes  4% along with high WBC's 16.7 at critical level.?astro bug at same time. BUN,Protein,Neutrophils and Albumin also elevated.

Bacterial infection: You definitely have a bacterial infection and need to be on antibiotics. I am unsure what you mean by astro bug. If it is the type of bacteria it is good to know that and that knowledge will help your doctor choose the right antibiotic regime for you. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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high level of wbc (11.5) with high absolute eos(.39), mono(.94), and neutro(8.47) auto levels, high hgb and low c02. feeling run down and bruising?

high level of wbc (11.5) with high absolute eos(.39), mono(.94), and neutro(8.47) auto levels, high hgb and low c02. feeling run down and bruising?

Need more info: Your numbers don't help ascertain what is going on. This value of eos can not be placed ion high category. Eos usually become high otherwise in allergic reactions or exposure. You need to get your throat checked out. ...Read more