Doctor insights on:
Reason For Low Wbc Count
Hi, my mother's wbc count is 3.4. She had a mild stomach bug and uveitis at time of testing. Could these be the reason for her low wbc count?
Yes: but she should get her WBC rechecked in a few weeks when she feels better. ...Read more
What could be the reason for a low WBC and neutrophils count? Could it be connected to a low iron and vitaminB12 levels?
My WBC count is 10.5 thou/ul instead of being b/w 4.0-10.0 thou/ul.What can be the reason?Is it something to worry about?
See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000 but sometimes different labs have slightly different reference ranges. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. If you currently have a sore throat, it may be an infection. You could check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. ...Read more
My cousin`s WBC count -9300cell/cu.Mm. Hb-9.9gm/dl.Otherwise normal healthy. Wbc persistently high always for him. What could be the reason?
Could be normal.: If persistently high and no symptoms of infection this is probably normal variation. The doctor who ordered it should know more about the current numbers and your history. ...Read more
Good morning my WBC count is polymorphonuclears 73% lymphocytes 17% monocytes 8% and eosinophils 2% is there any reason to worry about??
No: The percentages actually mean nothing by themselves. The absolute counts matter, but only if they are far from the reference range or there are abnormal forms. We can't calculate the absolute values because you didn't include the total white count. ...Read more
Why is japan standard for WBC count range so low at ~ 8500? I got 10120 at a regular health check & i was advised to get advanced checkup. Im worried.
See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. It is also higher than your previous values. If you currently have a runny nose, it may be an infection. Check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. Normal black and middle eastern persons may have lower wbc. Unaware of different standard in japan, but may vary by lab. ...Read more
Usually: Leukemia is by definition a primary tumor of the blood-forming elements. If the cancer remains confined to the bone marrow, and the abnormal cells do not enter the blood ("aleukemic"), then the white count is often low because healthy cells are crowded out of the marrow. If the abnormal cells do spill over, the count is often high. The key is often that the cells look abnormal. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without the actual numbers. How high ? ...Read more
Neutropenia: A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) 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 neutropenia you have. ...Read more
Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it might have helped if could provide the complete report of your test results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more