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Diagnosed with pid. Cbc, WBC count and ESR blood tests are normal. Does thismean I do nit have pid? Can PID be misdiagnosed and with what?

Diagnosed with pid. Cbc, WBC count and ESR blood tests are normal.  Does thismean I do nit have pid?  Can PID be misdiagnosed and with what?

PID: You're talking about pelvic inflammatory disease, i hope. This is a local process and that may not necessarily reflect in cbc. Pids can co-exists with normal cbcs. Were you misdiagnosed with it or not, i cannot tell as more history and physical exam is needed. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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When an exam of vaginal discharge yields white blood cells, does that mean a CBC would show a low WBC count?

When an exam of vaginal discharge yields white blood cells, does that mean a CBC would show a low WBC count?

No: The body produces and distributes white cells as needed. The white blood cells most often found in the vaginal discharge are neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and these are called 'blood cells' simply because they're easily obtained from blood (where they travel) but visit many sites while on their tours of duty. ...Read more

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In my CBC report my WBC count is 12, 100 . Is there some thing serious ?

Unlikley: I assume that the elevation is in the neutrophils. Suggests bacterial infection or stress of another illness. Could just be heavy smoking -- if so, stop. ...Read more

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What does it mean in my CBC test if my WBC count is 10.8, mchc is 300, pdw is 15.8 , lymphocytes is 27.2?

What does it mean in my CBC test if my WBC count is 10.8, mchc is 300, pdw is 15.8 , lymphocytes is 27.2?

Not much: You have a WBC in the range of the upper limit of normal. Have you had a recent infection? None of these values are of concern, and interpretation without the clinical context is problematic. ...Read more

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I have been very very fatigued & weak & foggy headed feeling and had a CBC done and my WBC count was 14,000 & my Neutrophils were 10,000. What could be going on?

Get evaluated: Your WBC/neutrophils are slightly elevated. Infection, inflammation, drug (steroid), smoking, or blood conditions, etc can all potentially cause the elevated WBC. It can also be physiological. Without knowing your history and compete CBC (Hb, platetet, etc), it is difficult to narrow the diagnosis. Given that you are experiencing significant fatigue/weakness, I suggest you be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello Doc In My CBC Test I See That My WBC Count Always Fluctuates Bt It Is Always In Range Is This Is Normal??

Hello  Doc  In  My  CBC  Test  I See  That  My  WBC  Count Always  Fluctuates Bt  It  Is  Always In  Range  Is  This  Is Normal??

Likely: 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, there is normal fluctuation on WBC counts. ...Read more

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I just got my CBC results back. My WBC count was listed as low at 3.9 and neutrophil percentage was listed as low at 48 percent. What could this be?

May be normal: I would not be alarmed by this. Your WBC is not far from normal. Your absolute neutrophil count is within normal limits. I would just repeat it in 6-8 weeks or sooner if you would feel more comfortable. Roughly 6-12% of the population have a low WBC and may be a normal variant. It just needs to be checked again to assess stability. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Wbc count elevated past 5 cbcs now dr says seeing a different type of WBC waiting on a hemotologist to come see me , what schould i expect to hear ?

Wbc count elevated past 5 cbcs now dr says seeing a different type of WBC waiting on a hemotologist to come see me , what schould i expect to hear ?

A working diagnosis: Whether you have a low-grade leukemia or other myeloproliferative / myelodysplastic syndrome. Many of these require no treatment and/or can be managed fairly easily. Since you are clever enough to have found healthtap, you will want to learn about your test results -- there will probably be a lot of gene studies and you'll be getting an education. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should there be a concern if my WBC count in CBC performed as part of annual check up from april and may 2014 is both 4670/cu mm? Is it below normal?

Don't worry: That's fine. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end, and it's a concern only if neutrohils or lymphocytes are extremely low as absolute counts. ...Read more

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My husband is coughing blood in sputum occassionally. Chest xray is normal cbc shows low wbc count which is 3000 my doc says not to worry but concernd?

My husband is coughing blood in sputum occassionally. Chest xray is normal cbc shows low wbc count which is 3000 my doc says not to worry but concernd?

Hmmm...: I'm always a little concerned about coughing up blood. The low WBC may be from a viral infection which could possibly cause the sputum problem. I would expect that to resolve in 10-14 days. If he still has cough, blood in the sputum I would see the doctor again. Also, it is always reasonable to recheck the WBC in 2-4 weeks to see if it's back to normal. If not, another cause needs to be found ...Read more

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What is the reason sepsis will sometimes cause a low WBC count?

What is the reason sepsis will sometimes cause a low WBC count?

Greater loss,less md: If all the wbc's are consumed by the infectious process and the body is not keeping up with their loss, the number declines. The infectious process can also overtake the bone marrow and shut down production. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have severe infection like meningitis or sepsis with completely normal cbc?

Menigitis: In a severe infection it would be very unsual to have a normal CBC count, while it can happen it is extremely unusual. ...Read more

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What will your CBC show if you are in sepsis or septic shock?

What will your CBC show if you are in sepsis or septic shock?

Low or high count: The white count can be high (most common), normal, or low (worst prognosis). It is one of the criteria used to define the syndrome (low or high white count), so it is routinely checked in the severely ill. ...Read more

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A full CBC shows toxic granulation, also sepsis in bowel,yet subsequent bloods no toxic granulation,is that cos of bloods maybe not being full CBC ?

A full CBC shows toxic granulation,   also sepsis in bowel,yet subsequent bloods no toxic granulation,is that cos of bloods maybe not being full CBC ?

Not clear: A CBC does not show "sepsis in bowel". If you had sepsis when the toxic granulation was picked up, that's to be expected, and I'm pleased that you have recovered. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. And from time to time, "toxic granulation" can be an over-read by the technician or pathologist. ...Read more

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My C02 in my panel was low 14, my blood pressure is low . Doc said not sepsis. Is this correct ? Is CBC good enough to diagnose that ? It was an ER Dr

My C02 in my panel was low 14, my blood pressure is low . Doc said not sepsis. Is this correct ? Is CBC good enough to diagnose that ? It was an ER Dr

CompletePicture: A CBC does not include a CO2 level therefore the doc did more than look at your blood counts. A CO2 of 14 tells me that you are relatively hypovolemic which explains both your high heart rate and your lower blood pressure. Diagnosing sepsis is going to be based on findings during your physical exam. The labs are only used as supportive evidence..pieces of a puzzle, NOT for the diagnosis of sepsis ...Read more

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What does your CBC look like when you are in sepsis or septic shock?

What does your CBC look like when you are in sepsis or septic shock?

Varies: White cell count could be low, high or normal. Hemoglobin is likely to be low or dropping. Immature and damaged cells are noted. There is something called a left shift, a change in the relative proportions of different white cells. Bandemia may be noted. Platelets high, normal, or low. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more