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Doctor insights on: Normal Number Of White Blood Cells

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation.. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more

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Does normal count of white blood cells lower the risk of hivaids?

Does normal count of white blood cells lower the risk of hivaids?

Unfortunately, no: It is good - so that's worth a bit - but nothing more w/ respect to HIV/AIDS. Risk is lowered by condoms and the drug, Prep. If you are at all worried, please do have a test. While there gather and learn as much info as you can. The folk will be happy to help since you'll be helping them! Simple white cell count is not an indicator . Best to you! ...Read more

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My white blood cells are low, but i never get sick. Is this normal?

My white blood cells are low, but i never get sick. Is this normal?

It depends: We need the complete blood profile with total white blood count, and differentials, like nutrophils, lymphocyte and others. Low white count can be due to recent viral illness, other causes are certain meds few other conditions but to answer your question, we need more information you should check with your doctor or a hematologist as you may need further testing if the doctors if it is significant. ...Read more

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What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

What number of times do white blood cells circulate the body before dying?

No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do not die immediately after leaving the circulation ...Read more

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My daughters b-12 level is on the high side but her white blood cells are normal. What should be her next step to find out the cause of her high b-12?

My daughters b-12 level is on the high side but her white blood cells are normal. What should be her next step to find out the cause of her high b-12?

Multivitamins?: The most common cause of high B12 is intake of supplements. High level detected in blood tests have not had proven adverse effects, only low levels can cause pernicious anemia and neurologic difficulties. ...Read more

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Is 3.5 normal for white blood cells in a blood test ?

Is 3.5 normal for white blood cells in a blood test ?

Depends/yes,,: This is a normal result depending on the lab range your lab uses. You don't seem to have a history that would suggest a reason for it to be abnormally low and a common reference range is 3.5-11*10^9/l, so your level is right at low normal for this range. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I do CBC test, will number of my white blood cells always be elevated?

When I do CBC test, will number of my white blood cells always be elevated?

May have no change: When you have an infection, virus or other, the family of white blood cells that is fighting the most will be elevated. For example, in common viruses the lymphocytes will often be the predominant white blood cell by number. In some infections, more often with bacterial infections, the total white blood cell number, or wbc, will be elevated. ...Read more

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Well my baby is 12 days old and the doc told me that she has a low white blood cells count is that dangerious but my baby is just normal.?

Well my baby is 12 days old and the doc told me that she has a low white blood cells count is that dangerious but my baby is just normal.?

Variable: White cell counts in normal infants @2wks vary on standard reporting from 5, 000-20, 000 with an average of 11, 000. You don't mention your numbers but lower normal or upper normal are just variations of normal. If the dr didn't send you off for additional testing i would assume things are ok. ...Read more

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My white blood cells 14.6 (normal range 4.0-11.0) neutrophils 70 (normal range 50-70) and other types of white blood cells are normal... what is the r?

My white blood cells 14.6 (normal range 4.0-11.0) neutrophils 70 (normal range 50-70) and other types of white blood cells are normal... what is the r?

Blood count a bit hi: You have mildly elevated White blood cell (WBC) count. This is commonly due to infection. There are some other rare causes but before you worry about anything else, get your blood checked again(2 weeks after the last WBC was done). If your WBC count is still high/higher than before then you need to see your doctor for further testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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My red and white blood cells are normal but my platelets are 383 indicating high. Normal is 379. Is that a problem?

My red and white blood cells are normal but my platelets are 383 indicating high. Normal is 379. Is that a problem?

Platelets are fine: Platelet counts fluctuate by 10000 to 20,000 if checked daily. So I would say your platelet count is normal. Nothing to worry about it. Actually we do not worry about them as long as they are between 100,000 to 400,000. ...Read more

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If someone is anemic and their hemoglobin is dropping is it normal for their white blood cells to drop too? If not what could cause both?

If someone is anemic and their  hemoglobin is dropping is it normal for their white blood cells to drop too?  If not what could cause both?

Not normal: Anemia is never normal. Simply watching a hemoglobin drop without a diagnosis and plan is unacceptable and inexcusable. The white cells dropping concurrently suggests aplastic anemia or myelodysplasia. ...Read more