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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

Dr. Walter Husar
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Doctor said my white blood cell count was low, took an HIV test it came back negative, what is causing this?

Doctor said my white blood cell count was low, took an HIV test it came back negative, what is causing this?

Low white cell count: You need further evaluation as there are many reasons one can have a low white blood cell count. Some examples would be: viral infections, autoimmune disorders, drug reactions, congenital issues causing bone marrow suppression, and nutritional deficiencies. Speak with your doctor about seeing a hematologist (blood specialist). ...Read more

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6-7 weeks ago condom breaks. Went to the doc 2 weeks after, was told white blood cell count is low. I'm having single bumps popinup on face. Is it HIV?

6-7 weeks ago condom breaks. Went to the doc 2 weeks after, was told white blood cell count is low. I'm having single bumps popinup on face. Is it HIV?

Get tested: Please see your doctor to get HIV nucleic acid test. If it is negative, repeat it in 6-7 weeks. If the results are negative at 3-4 months after exposure you can be reasonably sure of being HIV free form this potential exposure. ...Read more

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I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and I'm negative for HIV. Ideas?

I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and I'm negative for HIV. Ideas?

Anxiety can cause CS: Canker sores (CS) usually are not a sign of underlying illness. The cause of Aphthous Stomatitis (cancer sores) is incompletely understood but appears to involve some combination of genetics, stress, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and other factors. The mildly low WBC is likely unimportant and unrelated unless your absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is low, normal >1500. http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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My husbands had two blood tests within a few weeks. His white blood cell count was around 900 and lymphocytes around 200. What could cancer, HIV or?

My husbands had two blood tests within a few weeks. His white blood cell count was around 900 and lymphocytes around 200. What could cancer, HIV or?

Serious: Don't try to second-guess what is happening. This could be many different things, but all are worrisome and beed to be addressed by a competent physician. I am glad he has a wife who can help at this difficult time. ...Read more

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What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

Not reliable: 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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more

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What's the cause low white blood cell count?

What's the cause low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What's the cause for low white blood cell count?

What's the cause for low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

What causes a teen to have low white blood cell count?

Viral infection: Leukopenia, low white cell count, is most often caused by viral infection. A number of different conditions or infections have to be considered as well. ...Read more

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Want to know reasons for a low white blood cell count?

Want to know reasons for a low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of low white blood cell count?

What are possible causes of low white blood cell count?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities.

Most causes would be treatable.

If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count for years, is this worrying?

Low white blood cell count for years, is this worrying?

Drug effect: This may be to a drug interaction for medicines or even herbal teas or supplements if it is low and there is no reason to suspect a drug also be a variant of normal you may be slightly ower than most people it is also a worrisome finding of chronic infection and even primary bone marrow tumor it should be evaluated it sometime with a good peripheral smear evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in children?

Often a virus!: While blood cell count can be low with viral infections. Important to make sure that the red blood cell count and hemoglobin are normal and that the while blood cells are normal in appearance. If wbc, rbc and platelets are low, intervention by hematologist is necessary and may require bone marrow. Low WBC should be followed and return to normal when over the viral infection! ...Read more

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What symptoms are there from having a low white blood cell count?

Often none: If the white blood cells do not decrease below a certain threshold, there may be no symptoms. Profile indicates Clozaril (clozapine) which may cause agranulocytosis (neutropenia). Symptoms can present insidiously with oral ulcerations +/- fever. Sepsis can be the initial presentation in abrupt cases. Monitor WBC count soon after starting therapy and frequently in first 3 months of therapy. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fatigues a result of low white blood cell count?

Is fatigues a result of low white blood cell count?

Possible: Low white cell count may decrease resistance to infections. The person may get colds easily. It is usually low red blood cell count that results to fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in aids victims?

What are the causes of low white blood cell count in aids victims?

Virus infection.: The aids virus specifically infects and kills t-lymphocytes, a particular kind of white blood cell that is needed for a healthy immune system. It is the hallmark of aids and is the reason patients with aids are so prone to infections. ...Read more

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Does HSV caused low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hsv, even during the acute phase does not later blood cell counts materially. See this site for more info.
http://www. Healthcentral. Com/genital-herpes/understanding-genital-herpes-2518-143.html? Ic=4018. ...Read more

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Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Sometimes: Many virus infections are associated with low or normal WBC counts. ...Read more

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What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

Maybe nothing: Low white counts are seen in up to 15% of some populations. Thus, it may have no clinical importance. It needs to be evaluated in context with the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

NOT NECESSARILY: Sometimes your WBC count can fall precipitously as an infection worsens, because they adhere to blood vessel walls and then enter the tissues and are consumed by the process of fighting bacteria. If, however, the WBC was quite high, it may come down as treatment is effective. ...Read more

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What can cause a baby to have a fever and low white blood cell count?

What can cause a baby to have a fever and low white blood cell count?

Might be a virus: Low white blood cell counts can have different significance depending upon the particular situation. In a normal child with fever and low WBC it often suggests that this is due to viral infection, but there are other potential causes and the family doctor or pediatrician may want to follow this up with repeat testing, depending upon other findings. ...Read more

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Why do I need to see a hematologist with a low white blood cell count?

Why do I need to see a hematologist with a low white blood cell count?

Different causes: Many diffferent conditions can give you low white blood cells- from the most benign one such as race difference, congenital to the most serious one such as leukemia/ or other bone marrow problems. Hematologist is a type of doctor who evaluates and manages various blood disorders and able to differentiate one problem to the other and would help your sort out the problem with your low white cells. ...Read more

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Blood results say high blood sugar and low white blood cell count. What do I do now?

Need more info: Was the blood sugar test done in fasting state? What was the actual value? What are the details of your blood cell counts? It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he is likely to have more info about your health. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years old, 6ft, 145lbs. I have a low white blood cell count. What does this lead to and how can I boost my immune system?

I'm 23 years old, 6ft, 145lbs. I have a low white blood cell count. What does this lead to and how can I boost my immune system?

Low white blood cell: It really depends on how low your white blood cell count is. Simply having a low normal white blood cell count doesn't mean your immune system is not functioning. For many people the white blood cells are not in the blood vessels themselves but are out in the periphery and those people often times rarely get ill. Check with your doctor to see if your white blood cell count is worrisome or not. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

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