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What does low white cells in the body mean?

What does low white cells in the body mean?

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

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What are the symptoms for high white cells?

What are the symptoms for high white cells?

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

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What is the count of platlets and white cells that should make me suspect leukemia?

What is the count of platlets and white cells that should make me suspect leukemia?

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 more

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Do white cells go up with cancer?

Do white cells go up with cancer?

It depends: Patients with certain forms of leukemia can have elevated white blood counts, but otherwise it is not common for white cells to go up with a cancer diagnosis. It can go down with cancer therapy, which is something we pay close attention to when patients are under treatment. ...Read more

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Can increased white cells mean cancer?

Can increased white cells mean cancer?

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

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Can you describe how to increase white cells in blood?

Can you describe how to increase white cells in blood?

Bone marrow: White cells come from the bone marrow and the thalamus. They usually increse when there is some kind of infection. They decrease with inmunne defficient disorders. ...Read more

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My son has low IgM and high white cells. Everything else is normal. What does this mean?

My son has low IgM and high white cells. Everything else is normal. What does this mean?

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

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I gave a urine sample they found a high amount of white cells in the urine what does it mean?

I gave a urine sample they found a high amount of white cells in the urine what does it mean?

Or inflammation : If infection not found there are inflammatory conditions that can cause isolated leukocytes on a urine culture. These don't usually need and antibiotic but a urine culture and exam is necessary to decide. ...Read more

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Why is it I have white cells elevated in my urine yet when they do the urine culture nothing grows?

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

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Why I have too much white cells inside my vagina?

Why I have too much white cells inside my vagina?

Vaginal WBC's: Vaginal white blood cells have a job to do in the vaginal. Namely, they can phagocytize (eat like pac man) abnormal bacteria (infection) that are present. This may be a sign of a vaginal infection so have a MD evaluate the "problem". ...Read more

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Connection between low white cells and gallstones?

Connection between low white cells and gallstones?

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

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I have too many white cells in urine for a diabetic?

I have too many white cells in urine for a diabetic?

Probable UTI: Hi. If you have a high WBC count in the urine, the most likely reason is a urinary tract infection. The doc who ordered the urinalysis will discuss possibility of culturing urine or treating for UTI or if indicated, other concerns. Good luck! ...Read more

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If B12 level is 1400 in a 13yr.Old but red white cells are normal does that rule out all serious causes?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 -

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

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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?

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

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Pain under right ribs, small area tender when pressed. U/S negative for gallstones. Blood shows slightly raised white cells. Suggested cause? Tests?

Pain under right ribs, small area tender when pressed. U/S negative for gallstones.  Blood shows slightly raised white cells. Suggested cause? Tests?

Inflamed GB: Slight elevation in WBC suggests infection in area causing pain. If there is no other history of disease that could effect the liver producing a lesion under going necrosis then one must suggest the origin of symptoms is the GB. Stones are not always necessary to produce GB inflammation and as such a CAT scan or hepatic iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan.will probably reveal the prolem ...Read more

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