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What do you call it when you have small amounts of white blood cells?

What do you call it when you have small amounts of white blood cells?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count is called leukopenia. It can be caused by many different things and needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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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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Too many white blood cells?

Too many white blood cells?

WBCs: There are many conditions that can cause too many white blood cells. If this is occurring you should discuss this with your doctor to determine the cause and to obtain proper treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What are white blood cells?

What are white blood cells?

Fight infections: White blood cells are the cells in our body that fight infections. There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Each plays a specific role in the defense mechanisms of the human body. ...Read more

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What are white blood cells for?

What are white blood cells for?

Infection fighting: The white blood cells (leukocytes) are infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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Can you clone white blood cells?

Can you clone white blood cells?

Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipient where the cells grow out into a new source of blood. That is in essence cloning white cells. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant, such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if low?

What does white blood cells mean if low?

Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood cells to form?

What cause low white blood cells to form?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What do white blood cells do in the body?

What do white blood cells do in the body?

Fight infection: White cells are the body's means to attack invaders, secrete substances helpful to combat infection and immune disorders and keep your body healthy. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

A bit high: White blood cells roll along the sides of the blood vessels and release into the bloodstream if inflammatory signals occur (infection, injury, autoimmune disease, etc). It is usually transient and returns to normal as the inflammatory environment becomes quenched. The count usually must be higher and persist for longer (and is associated with telltale symptoms) before considering cancer or other ...Read more

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Is bad to have too many white blood cells?

Is bad to have too many white blood cells?

Infection?: It depends on the underlying cause, such as infection. I assume you had a blood test done to assess a problem, so your physician will be able to discuss the findings and plan with you. ...Read more

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How do you decrease high white blood cells?

How do you decrease high white blood cells?

Why do you ask?: There is no need to treat a lab value. If you feel well and there are no abnormal cells, it is almost never a problem to have a moderately elevated white count. If real disease has been diagnosed, manage the disease using the lab as one parameter. ...Read more

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Do white blood cells die if exposed to air?

Do white blood cells die if exposed to air?

Yes: White blood cells will die if exposed to air.
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Is it bad to have 20, 000 white blood cells?

Too many White cells: It is not bad. But it is abnormal. And you doctor will have to work with you to figure this situation out. An elevated white blood cell count commonly is evidence of a bacterial infection. There are some other more concerning possibilities but they should be ruled in or ruled out with further testing. ...Read more

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What is the life cycle of white blood cells?

What is the life cycle of white blood cells?

Different times: It depends on the type of WBC as there are several kinds that do different things. Neutrophils live 6 hours–few days, eosinophils8–12 days, basophils hours to days, lymphocytes years, and monocytes hours to days. Depends on what is going on at the time they are needed. ...Read more

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White blood cells 21000....What could it be?

White blood cells 21000....What could it be?

Lots: Of potential answers here. Could be as simple as an infection. Also could be a myeloproliferative disease, acute or chronic leukemia, or a related to a medication. ...Read more

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What causes a decrease in white blood cells?

Many things: Medication, viral infection, primary blood disease such as leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome for a start. ...Read more