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What can cause raised red cell count but with low iron stores (anemia). White cell count is at lowest end of normal lab value?

Lots of things: First of all, "anemia" and "low iron stores" are two completely different labs. Anyone who rod you otherwise is making a common mistake. In thalassemia minor, red cells are small and their count maybe high despite a mild anemia. Insist on a complete answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more


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Raised white cell count with a raised esr?

Raised white cell count with a raised esr?

Infection: That represents infection or inflammation. But there is zero more we can offer or comment upon with such a limited question. ...Read more

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I have just received a letter from my doctor saying that my blood count showed a mildly raised lymphocyte and white cell count, what does it mean?

I have just received a letter from my doctor saying that my blood count showed a mildly raised lymphocyte and white cell count, what does it mean?

Needs follow up: If you were ill when this test was run it would be normal to be mildly elevated. Other things like oral steroids can raise your white blood cell count. It is important to have it repeated and see if this is a trend. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low white cell count?

What are the causes for low white cell count?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

Varies: Usually the WBC goes up in response to some kind of infection or inflammatory condition in the body. If the white cells are abnormal, it can be a sign of a blood disease like a leukemia. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of persistent WBC elevation. ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

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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What causes chronic low white cell count?

What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated white cell count in diabetic patient?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high WBC in a patient. Other causes include drug reaction/side effects (lithium/prednisone/heparin), blood disorders/cancer... ...Read more