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May not be an issue!: While it is true that certain connective tissue disease like sjogren's and lupus can cause this, along with viral infections, it is quite common to see a statistically low white count. The most important thing is to determine if your neutrophil count and lymphocyte count are within normal range. But the way, high thyroid levels can also lower white count! best! ...Read more
Depends on cause: High white cells is not a disease but an abnormal blood test.So we can not describe symptoms of elevated white cells.White cells are high with several bacterial infections in different parts of body, like pneumonia, appendicitis and other infections like that.White cells also can be high in certain leukemias etc.The symptoms are all related to the underlying conditions and too numerous to list here. ...Read more
Let me answer this b: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells...Platelets may or may not go down as a result of acute leukemia. Your need to have a CBC and differential count. In cases of leukemia white cell count can be low, normal or high but it is the immature white cells in the blood which are indicators of acute leukemia. The final diagnosis requires bone marrow examination to check if there is leukemia or. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: An increase in total white blood cell count has several reason and cancer is just one of them. The most common reason is infection. It can also be due to the use of steroids. Stress can also cause an increase in white cells (but usually modest increase). Finally, yes cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma can be associated with high white cells. ...Read more
High: In cancers a normal cell in tissue mutates and rapidly divides forming a solid mass of identical abnormal cells. Leukemia is a blood cancer where the mutation is in a white blood cell that divides into multiple identical cells circulating in the bloodstream. This results in very high white counts (leukocytosis) although on analysis most of those cells are clones of that one abnormal cell. ...Read more
High white cell?: Low IgM per se is unlikely to be of major clinical importance but a persistently high WBC requires further evaluation by a hematologist in the absence of an acute or chronic infection. On the other hand, a transiently elevated WBC (no more than a week duration) is likely from an acute infection be it viral or bacterial. ...Read more
Why is it I have white cells elevated in my urine yet when they do the urine culture nothing grows?
Other causes: Chlamydia, mycoplasma, and some possibly-immune bladder conditions can do this, and since you are a woman, there are always white cells in the vagina and doing the "clean catch" maneuver you're supposed to do for the urine is difficult or impossible. Don't forget TB or one of the obscure kidney diseases may also be considerations. Good luck, and correlate with your clinical findings. ...Read more
No connection: The only exception to this answer would be in someone that has a really bad gallbladder infection due to stones, and has a problem with their immune system where the white cells go very low rather than rising to the occasion. Typically immune system compromised folks. ...Read more
If B12 level is 1400 in a 13yr.Old but red white cells are normal does that rule out all serious causes?
Unfortunately not: B12 is not toxic so high B12 due to taking it is not bad. If someone has high B12 without taking it then it can be a sign of serious problems including myeloproliferative disorders (which appear to be ruled out) but also liver ; kidney disease. High B12 does not cause these but caused by them. Further tests are needed to find the underlying cause: http://bit.Ly/1hvpcy7 ; http://mayocl.In/1cmsaf0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when doctors ask if you given or lost any amount of whole blood, red or white cells, plasma?
Is it possible for a cell to be alive in dried blood? Ie. Rbc, white cells or any cell that could be in the bloodstream? How soon do they die?
No: Cells are living things and require a certain amount of moisture to live. Some viruses and bacteria can survive because of special adaptations, and for that reason we use universal precautions even with dried blood. Certainly the genetic material can remain for longer periods of time. ...Read more
Does catheter have to be used in baby w/ third UTI for culture if was used 4 1st uti. 1 bag contaminindicated showed white cells? 2nd bag culture -
No, if baby's fine: If a baby is all fine, parents can find a private doctor who can carefully clean the genital area, stick on a urine bag, wait to collect the fresh pee, separate it into the proper containers, and send it to the lab. If negative, the result is valid. If positive with a single bacteria, the result may still be valid. If the result is uncertain, a catheter can be used to repeat the urine culture. ...Read more
Hello! White cells 15.600. Neutrophyles 75.9%, lymphocytes 17.7%, basophyles 0.1% and eosinophyles 0.8% . Everything else is normal. Cause for concer?
Recheck counts: Your WBC count is high. Common cause would be an infection which will often also cause Fever. if you feel well, then it can be a lab error. Therefore I would suggest that you get a repeat check of your blood counts(CBC). Also tell us Why did you have your blood count done in the first place??? ...Read more