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Treatment For High Wbc Count
If lithium is going to affect WBC count, does it usually affect it from the start of treatment or can it happen anytime during treatment? Thanks
Can wbc count in chronic leukemia spontaneously return to normal range. I was at 18, now 9. W/out treatment? Possible?
Hematologist: You haven't provided enough information but spontaneous remission is rare but possible. A hematologist who knows your case and diagnosis is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Hi, my cousin is having a WBC count of 1 lakh? Doctor said that his life will be tough.? What treatment should be given to him?
?: If you are saying his WBC is 1000 cells this is a very serious condition. You must discuss with dr to understand. ...Read more
My WBC count is 19500-neutrophil (5+69)%, hb 12.1gm%, platelete 199, 000. Antibiotic levoflox taken for 15 days. Advice treatments and precautions.
High white count: We don't give empiric antibiotics usually for a high white count. Underlying infection such as pneumonia, uti, or other infections need to be diagnosed and worked up. Since you took a long course of antibiotic levaquin, (levofloxacin) it might have helped underlying infection but a repeat CBC is reasonable to repeat now. ...Read more
Not really.....: The differential (ie., the percentage of the different kinds of wbcs), plus some additional details as to why you were checking in the first place would be much more informative. In the proper context, this WBC count would not be concerning to me. Feel free to chime in with additional details. ...Read more
Seek doctor advice: High WBC count should be interpreted considering the clinical condition. The degree of elevated count, the progression of the elevation and the particular type of WBC predominatly elevated are some of the elements that lead to particular diagnosis. Most common cause is infection, others are non-infection inflammatory syndromes, use of corticosteroids, blood disorders and hormonal conditions. ...Read more
Not just White Count: Leukemia is a disease that starts in the bone marrow. The white blood cell count can be variable. The other blood counts (red blood cells and platelets) are typically low in leukemia. If a white count is too high, above 20 thousand, than that may warrant more investigation. If other blood counts are low (regardless of WBC count) I would consider a bone marrow evaluation for leukemia. ...Read more
Usually: Leukemia is by definition a primary tumor of the blood-forming elements. If the cancer remains confined to the bone marrow, and the abnormal cells do not enter the blood ("aleukemic"), then the white count is often low because healthy cells are crowded out of the marrow. If the abnormal cells do spill over, the count is often high. The key is often that the cells look abnormal. ...Read more
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See your dentist who will perform thorough examinations and take radiographs (x-rays) & will formulate a treatment plan to specifically help you. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without the actual numbers. How high?Get a more detailed answer ›
Need a workup: We can't settle this here. It may be something as straightforward as a problem with neutrophils adhering to endothelium, or adult-onset cystic fibrosis, or any of a few dozen other things I can think of. HealthTap isn't the place to sort it out, but there's an answer and it's your right to pursue a workup with a competent physician, even in our dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more
They say my diagnosis is thrombocytosis and leukocytosis because of a high WBC count. What can I do?
Not diagnosis: Thrombocytosis (elevated platelet count) and leukocytosis (elevated white blood cell count) are not diagnosis but laboratory findings. They can be associated with many different diagnoses as well as reactive changes (normal response of the body). Your primary physician can do the initial workup and if explanation not clear a hematologist should be consulted. ...Read more
What can cause a high WBC count for 8 mnths? Last week I had bloodwork done again & now both wbc's & rbc's are high.
How high?: Labs mean nothing in isolation. High WBC's are concerning only when ti's way above reference range and/or there are bizarre cells among the healthy ones. Your physician is your best guide. Many people just run WBC's a bit higher than other folks and we never find why. You also know that reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Best wishes. ...Read more
My cousin`s WBC count -9300cell/cu. Mm. Hb-9.9gm/dl. Otherwise normal healthy. Wbc persistently high always for him. What could be the reason?
Could be normal.: If persistently high and no symptoms of infection this is probably normal variation. The doctor who ordered it should know more about the current numbers and your history. ...Read more
Is 13400 WBC count to high (normal 10000)? Neutrophils 10500, all others normal? What means that? .Results could be affected by no fasting before?
Probable infection: The WBC is a little high due to an increase in the absolute number of neutrophils, cells that usually react to infection, many times of bacterial origin, but may also be viral, fungal, etc. The WBC and differential count are not influenced significantly by eating before the analysis. Some medications like steroids (prednisone) can increase your neutrophil count, too. There are also other causes. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have always had a high wbc count like11-12 and then one day it is 16 with no signs of feeling sick. Could this be a leukemia.
Could be, or: Could be not, other causes for increased WBC count include infections, drug effects, stress or inflammatory disorders. Clinical context is important too, the counts are high, no doubt, but have to be put in perspective, why are you checking those counts in the first place? You need to follow up with your doctor who may refer you to a hematologist, best wishes ...Read more
Urine analysis WBC count was 1000! I know this is extremely high as the normal less than 10, is this error in the test? Or it indicate something serious
Stress/infection: The WBC can double in a reaction to stress at any age as circulating stress cortisol causes wbc's to enter the circulation from their resting sites. The typical cause is some infectious trigger & both viral & bacterial infections can cause a similar increase. After time passes the profile of the wbc's (neutrophils/lymphs/monocytes) can suggest a likely agent. ...Read more
How high?: The most common circumstance would be a bacterial infection. Could also be a chronic leukemia, drug effect, or from heavy smoking. ...Read more
I take lithium for 4 months. Now have high WBC count. Should lithium be blamed and it discontinued or other testing in order? Thanks
This is a well-known:
Effect of lithium. Your doctor should be able to tell you this. Here is one of many scientific papers that describe this lithium effect: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2571901
also, in most cases, there is no reason to stop lithium because of high WBC count. ...Read more
High WBC count and left nuetrophill shift. My WBC count was 15.7 and nuetrophill count was 12403. I fasted for bloodwork. Problem? Feel ok
Impossible: About a thousand different possibilities. You must provide us some context to this question. The better option, however, is to demand an explanation of your results from the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more
Need actual values:
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 might have helped if could provide the complete report of your test results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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