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Slightly Low White Blood Cell Count What Does It Mean
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
The common causes of high eosinophil count are allergy and parasitic infestation. It would require investigation in-person to ascertain the cause and treatment. You may wish to consult this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/eosinophilia/basics/definition/sym-20050752 ...Read more
What do you suggest if my doctor says I have a low vitamin d and low white blood cell count what does it mean?
Unrelated: 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, low vitamin D and low white cell count are likely unrelated. Vitamin D deficiency is common and you can address that by taking 5000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. For the low WBC count you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
I'm worried because my doctor says I have a low vitamin d and low white blood cell count what does it mean, what do you suggest?
Take Vit. D: If you take vitamin d that should correct the low level. You may need further tests to explain the low white blood cell count. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many 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, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have so that an appropriate treatment can be given (if necessary). ...Read more
Leukopenia: Wbcs either being destroyed by virus or severe bacterial infections; medication such as chemotherapy, some antibiotics or diuretics; overactive spleen. Or underproduction as a primary effect as in aplastic anemia or suppression of production of wbcs by bone marrow as in some cancers & leukemias, overwhelming infection, hiv/aids, some parastitic diseases, radiation therapy & malnutrition. ...Read more
Not usually: A low white count is present in about 15% of the population and usually has no clinical significance. Discuss the result with your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: Low white counts are seen in up to 15% of some populations. Thus, it may have no clinical importance. It needs to be evaluated in context with the entire clinical picture. ...Read more
NOT NECESSARILY: Sometimes your WBC count can fall precipitously as an infection worsens, because they adhere to blood vessel walls and then enter the tissues and are consumed by the process of fighting bacteria. If, however, the WBC was quite high, it may come down as treatment is effective. ...Read more
Many things.: A low lymphocyte count can be associated with various causes. It can be congenital, as part of immune deficiency. It can be related to viral illness and other infections. It can be due to treatment with Prednisone and other immunosuppressive medications. It can be part of an autoimmune condition. But most common is transient due to simple viral infection. ...Read more
Leukopenia may be...: Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation. Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon. ...Read more
What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female. Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.
Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggerated following rt. When the WBC gets too low drugs like gcs must be used to bring the count up over 4000, the normal being around 7000 -8000. ...Read more
During an echocardiogram they found a shadow on my cousins liver, she has low white blood cell count, and her sugar was high. What can all this mean?
Needs follow up: The liver can be imaged with ultrasound (as in the echocardiogram), ct and MRI and depending on the type lesion, there may be different advantages to using different types of imaging. Follow up is needed to assess if this lesion is benign or needs further assessment. Some lesions may require a biopsy to be examined by a pathologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A white blood cell count under 3500 is considered definitely low and can be seen with viral infection but also with autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorders, medications and chemical exposure. Some people have no serious problem causing the leukopenia as their white cell count stays unchanged for years and their red cell and platelet counts are normal. A hematologist is best qualified for you. ...Read more
Leukopenia could be a normal variant especially in African-American people. Most common causes of Leukopenia are acute virus infection, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, some bacterial infection, Vitamin b12 deficiency and medications.
To make a diagnosis it's important to know the differential of WBC and also other cell lines like Red blood cells and Platelet count.
Talk to your Provider for evaluation ...Read more
What does it mean that my blood work came back and my CK Total and MCH was low and my WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT was high?
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 would have helped to know the actual values rather than high or low.
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I just recently just got some blood tests results for my 9yr old son. His white blood cell count was very low, what could this mean?
Don't focus on #: When talking about lab results, you need to focus first and foremost on why those labs were ordered in the first place when interpreting what they mean. If your child has been ill short term with a viral type illness, perhaps something like mono, then a 'very low' WBC can be normal response and transient. On the other hand, if he has had long term symptoms of something, interpretation differs. ...Read more
I got lab results back that show my monocytes were low (3.5), my neutrophils are 7.5 and my white blood cell count was 11. What could this mean?
Likely normal: Without any context as to why the labs were drawn, can only comment that there is some variability in the relative levels of specific white blood cells from lab draw to lab draw. In the context of certain symptoms, the lab could be meaningful/helpful, but I would expect the monocytes to be stable or within the "normal range" the next time this is checked. ...Read more
I'm 23 years old, 6ft, 145lbs. I have a low white blood cell count. What does this lead to and how can I boost my immune system?
Low white blood cell: It really depends on how low your white blood cell count is. Simply having a low normal white blood cell count doesn't mean your immune system is not functioning. For many people the white blood cells are not in the blood vessels themselves but are out in the periphery and those people often times rarely get ill. Check with your doctor to see if your white blood cell count is worrisome or not. ...Read more
What to do?: A hiatal hernia with gastritis and esophagitis is not usually related to a low white blood count. Since this combination is generally unusual, a thorough evaluation and examination is essential. An evaluation by your primary physician as well as a consultation with both a gastroenterologist and hematologist may be necessary to sort things out. Start with and evaluation by your primary physician. ...Read more
Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem?
Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more
The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?
Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects:
It can cause seizures in less than 1% of people taking it. Lowered white blood cell count has also been reported but even more rarely.
If you slowly taper it under the supervision of your md, there should be little problem. Of course recurrence of the symptoms for which you are taking it could occur. Also, since it affects serotonin symptoms of serotonin discontinuation could occur - even later. ...Read more
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more
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
Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to infections. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. ...Read more