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Doctor insights on: Slightly Elevated White Blood Cell Count

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Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Yes: Or simply stress -- even a cold shower can raise it to 20, 000. I'm seriously concerned that you describe "cystic acne" but only list benzoyl peroxide. That's not nearly enough. You need to be under the care of a competent physician, probably a dermatologist, as cystic acne usually requires Isotretinoin or something else really powerful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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Slightly elevated white blood cell count, previous lower left abdominal tenderness, now bloating and rectal pain around douglas' pouch. Acute atypical appedicitis? Young ER doc says no, I am worried.

Slightly elevated white blood cell count, previous lower left abdominal tenderness, now bloating and rectal pain around douglas' pouch. Acute atypical appedicitis? Young ER doc says no, I am worried.

Rectal pain: Two diagnoses: pelvic inflammatory disease, if sexually active without condoms. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. The other possibility is pelvic abscess from complicated appendicitis, maybe diverticulitis. Given age and gender, my diagnosis would be pid. ...Read more

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What does an elevated white blood cell count mean?

What does an elevated white blood cell count mean?

Elevated White Count: It all depends on how elevated the results are, but in general this represents a concurrent bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an elevated white blood cell count during an exam?

What does it mean to have an elevated white blood cell count during an exam?

Infection: Leukocytosis is a cardinal sign for occult infection but it can also be seen in situations of severe stress and in smokers.
It requires investigation and follow up.
The type of white cell elevation can give further clues as to the probable cause. ...Read more

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Help please! Could boils cause elevated white blood cell count?

Yes they can: Yes boils are caused by bacterial infection and bacterial infections can cause elevated white blood count. And that's a fact. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have elevated white blood cell count in seaman?

What does it mean to have elevated white blood cell count in seaman?

Inflammation: Too many white cells in seminal fluid suggests an acute inflammation/infection somewhere along the ejaculatory route: testis, epidydimis, prostate or urethra. Your dr should investigate further to prescribe a treatment as necessary ...Read more

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What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

Could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

Not usually: Elevated white counts tend to be a hallmark of a bacterial infection, not a fungal infection--particularly in the nails. ...Read more

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Can household mold, ie in the walls, cause an elevated white blood cell count?

Can household mold, ie in the walls, cause an elevated white blood cell count?

No: A person with a healthy immune system should not be infected by this type of a problem, and thus it should not result in an increased wbc. ...Read more

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I constantly have an elevated white blood cell count and alkaline phosphatase levels currently at 196 I am female 56.

How do you FEEL?: Around 5% of older folks always run elevated alk phos and trying to work it up never produces anything helpful; if the specimen is nonfasting and you don't have A antigen on your red cells, it's often high from intestinal alk phos. If all WBC's are normally formed and other cells are normal, I'd worry only if the WBC is very high. Lab "normals" are set so that several % of healthies are outside ...Read more

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I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you help with elevated white blood cell count and liver enzymes?

Please tell me, could you help with elevated white blood cell count and liver enzymes?

Get a consult: It's more critical, if you feel okay, that the white cells not contain any abnormal forms. Your elevated liver enzymes, if still high after weeks off alcohol and whatever meds you don't really need to be taking, will get worked up to rule out various hepatitis and iron / copper overload syndromes. If your physician isn't explaining this as he/she goes, it's time to specialist referral. ...Read more

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What can cause an elevated white blood cell count, with no signs of viral illness in toddler?

High WBC: You could have inflammation rather than infection. A sed rate and CRP are helpful tests to rule this out. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Elevated white blood cell count possible after Hib vaccine?

Elevated white blood cell count possible after Hib vaccine?

Mild increase = yes: Any stress can trigger an increase in adrenal stress hormone levels. This cortisol can drive white cells off their resting place on the inside walls of blood vessels producing a transient rise in the total white count when they enter the circulation. The effect is transient ...Read more

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My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. He has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. Problem?

My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. He has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. Problem?

See below: 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, the elevated white cell count is likely a normal reaction to the trauma of surgery. If he has fever, discharge from the surgical site, pain at the surgical site, then you should consult your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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I have an elevated sedimentation rate, elevated white blood cell count, elevated absolute neutrophils, elevated absolute lymphocytes, & low iron level?

I have an elevated sedimentation rate, elevated white blood cell count, elevated absolute neutrophils, elevated absolute lymphocytes, & low iron level?

How do you FEEL?: If the white cell values are not extremely out of range, and all are well formed, I would not worry about them. Iron is more worrisome as even without anemia, low values can war of poor nutrition or bleeding from an uncertain or tumor. Nobody here can really tell you much more than that we are glad you are amtaking an active role in understanding your health. ...Read more

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Is an elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine?

Is an elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine?

Mild increase = yes: Any stress can trigger an increase in adrenal stress hormone levels. This cortisol can drive white cells off their resting place on the inside walls of blood vessels producing a transient rise in the total white count when they enter the circulation. The effect is transient ...Read more

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Elevated white blood cell count possible after dtap/hib vaccine, shoudl I be concerned?

Not necesarily: The shots will stimulate a non specific stress response and can transiently double the WBC count. It usually settles down within a day. The differential pattern of such a reaction shows a pattern of mature rather than new white cells. ...Read more

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Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen, liver, lungs, leading to loss from circulation, hence low red cells and hematocrit in CBC. Repeated episodes compromise immune functions and patients prone to infections, which could then induce rise in white blood cells to fight infections. BE hydrated, No strenous exercise ArePreventive. ...Read more

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What could cause this? White blood cell count elevated and low potassiumleukemia?

Need more info: There are many causes of elevated white cell count and low potassium. Leukemia would not be my first consideration. Please discuss these with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he had more information about your health. ...Read more

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Why would my white blood cell count be elevated for over 6 months with nothing else is wrong?

High WBC: You could have inflammation rather than infection. A sed rate and CRP are helpful tests to rule this out. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have white blood cell count. What would cause an elevated count as 14000, should I be concerned?

I have white blood cell count. What would cause an elevated count as 14000, should I be concerned?

Need more info: Your WBC count is elevated and there are many causes for this change. The commonest cause is bacterial infection. The doctor who ordered the blood test would have more information about your health would be in the best position to advise you. See this site for general info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more

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Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Liver testing: With the situation of elevation of liver enzymes and white blood cells, this requires a follow up with a physician to rule out an infection. Further imaging including abdominal ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen may be warranted as well depending on the physical examination by the physician. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count was 7 and now it is 3 what can this be along with elevated monocytes?

Immune system: This could be serious, your immune system could be overwhelmed by some sort of non bacterial assault. Mold exposure in susceptible people can manifest as low WBC with activation of macrophages (monocytes)
are you sick?
See a doc who undertands immune system problems. ...Read more

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Every time I have labs done, my white blood cell count is elevated. Should I be concerned, what to do?

Every time I have labs done, my white blood cell count is elevated. Should I be concerned, what to do?

Need more info: What is the total and differential count? Why are you having lab tests done. 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. ...Read more

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For 5 years, my white blood cell count has been elevated. Should I see a specialist to investigate further why?

For 5 years, my white blood cell count has been elevated. Should I see a specialist to investigate further why?

May be: 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, if you were to provide the actual results it may be feasible to render an opinion. ...Read more

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What if all symptoms lead to appendicitis but the white blood cell count isn't elevated, but all other symptoms are there?

What if all symptoms lead to appendicitis but the white blood cell count isn't elevated, but all other symptoms are there?

.: Appendicitis by definition is an active infection/ inflammation which showed be associated with elevated wbc. In the situation of normal WBC this might be a gynecology related problem, gastroenteritis, constipation or in rare situations an early appendicitis. Since you have all the symptoms of appendicitis, I urge you to be evaluated by your pcp or at the ed. A ct scan might be required. Good luck. ...Read more