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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?

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?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What causes a low white blood cell count?

What causes a low white blood cell count?

Many: 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

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Low white blood cell count, implications?

Low white blood cell count, implications?

Many: 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

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Is a white blood cell count of 36000 high?

Yes: The normal upper limit is about 11, 000. See this site for more information on complete blood cell count.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What causes a low white blood cell count?

What causes a low white blood cell count?

Long list: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050615 ...Read more

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What are low white blood cell count reasons?

What are low white blood cell count reasons?

There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacterial infections can lead to depletion of wbcs. Viruses can also destroy wbcs temporarily. Certain medicines and drugs can cause low white blood counts and auto-immune diseases (where the body's immune system attacks itself) are another cause. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count is 11.9, is that bad?

My white blood cell count is 11.9, is that bad?

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, your count is on the high end or normal. It is not bad in itself.
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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count?

What are the causes of low white blood cell count?

Multiple causes: Low production due to bone marrow failure, side effects of some drugs, excessive destruction in auto-immune disorders, enlarged spleen from any cause etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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What are the causes of white blood cell count low?

What are the causes of white blood cell count low?

Multiple causes: Low production due to bone marrow failure, side effects of some drugs, excessive destruction in auto-immune disorders, enlarged spleen from any cause etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count?

Multiple causes: Bone marrow failure, enlarged spleen, auto-immune diseases, some infections and drug effects are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to raise my white blood cell count?

Is there a way to raise my white blood cell count?

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

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What are the causes for low white blood cell count?

What are the causes for low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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How bad is it if my white blood cell count is high?

How bad is it if my white blood cell count is high?

How high and are the: Cells normal? Normal count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are okay. If you have any symptoms, you need to see your doctor. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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Is having a 19000 white blood cell count dangerous?

Depends on cause: White cell count of 19000 is definitely elevated and needs to be evaluated. It may be due to an infection and you should consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

Don't treat numbers: If one or more of your absolute counts (neutrophils or lymphcytes; I've never cared about monocytes) is a wee bit low, just follow it. If it is way low, you may be seriously sick and in that case need something stronger than homeopathy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Elevation in white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Elevation in white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Need actual values: It would be useful to have the total and differential counts. Usually the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to advise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your white blood cell count to be low?

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 and to see if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count always high my dr said some peoples are just hight?

Why is my white blood cell count always high my dr said some peoples are just hight?

Listen: Your doctor knows your history and your past labs. If you have questions go see a hematologist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Would h pyroli raise my white blood cell count?

Not generally: But a slight increase in WBC count can be seen as part of a stress response in acute illness. ...Read more

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How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

Not high at all: Leukemia is a word that means "white blood". Originally leukemia was recognized when the white blood count was very high. However, as we develop a better understanding, we know that leukemia can be associated with a very low, normal, or high white blood cell count. What is important is the process going on in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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How high would my white blood cell count have to be to have leukemia?

Any number: We diagnose leukemia with white blood cell counts that are low, normal and high. Usually the other blood counts are also affected (low hemoglobin, low platelets). ...Read more

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Does HSV caused low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hsv, even during the acute phase does not later blood cell counts materially. See this site for more info.
http://www. Healthcentral. Com/genital-herpes/understanding-genital-herpes-2518-143.html? Ic=4018. ...Read more

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Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Sometimes: Many virus infections are associated with low or normal WBC counts. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin lower white blood cell count?

Does amoxicillin lower white blood cell count?

Very: Rarely. Unless there is a direct correlation between the medication and the development of the low WBC other causes should be pursued. ...Read more

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