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Doctor insights on: Slight Increase In White Blood Cells

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What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

In fact there can: Be many causes from infections, autoimmune disease, dehydration, medications, stress, to malignancies and many other causes too. ...Read more

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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In which infections(virus, bact.Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

In which infections(virus, bact.Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?

Viral infection.: Viral infection classically does not cause an increase in white count, and may cause low wbc. Bacterial infection usually causes a high wbc, but some times the WBC may start out low at first. A few bacterial infections usually have low wbcs such as TB and listeria infections. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Can you describe how to increase white blood cells?

Depends.: Improving a low WBC would depend on the cause. The WBC is controlled by a hormone (g-csf) normally, and this is available as a medication that can be useful in patients on cancer chemotherapy. Otherwise, the underlying cause should be treated (nutritional, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorder, etc.). ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Are there ways to increase white blood cells in body?

Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an increase or a decrease in white blood cells?

White cells: White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and circulate in the blood stream. They increase in response to infection, trauma, stress, tumor (i.e.. Leukemia), and abnormal bone marrow production. They decrease sometimes related to severe infection (sepsis), impaired bone marrow production, and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What type of anaemia results in an increase of white blood cells?

What type of anaemia results in an increase of white blood cells?

Varied...: Infections are the most common cause of an increased white blood cell count and low red blood cell count. Once the infection is cleared, both types of cells return to normal. A rarer, more concerning cause is leukemia, a cancer of white blood cells. ...Read more

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Do white blood cells increase when you have aids?

Do white blood cells increase when you have aids?

NO.: Typically there is a reduction in lymphocytes, white blood cells that are involved in immunity. ...Read more

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What does increase white blood cells on the cervix mean?

What does increase white blood cells on the cervix mean?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests an inflammation of some sort. ...Read more