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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I had a Pap test done & I was told there are no vaginal infections but I have extra white blood cells... what does that mean? Not having any symptoms

I had a Pap test done & I was told there are no vaginal infections but I have extra white blood cells... what does that mean? Not having any symptoms

Probably all OK: Increased white blood cells are commonly seen in otherwise normal pap smears. If you have no symptoms and have had negative tests for common STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), probably all is OK. If not tested or uncertain, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some kind of vaginal infection. I can't see it but it's external I believe. I can see no pus or blood in my underwear. Pains when sitting?

I have some kind of vaginal infection. I can't see it but it's external I believe. I can see no pus or blood in my underwear. Pains when sitting?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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How many different types of bacterial vaginal infections are there that cause white blood count to be high during a pap smear obgyn prescribed azthro?

How many different types of bacterial vaginal infections are there that cause white blood count to be high during a pap smear obgyn prescribed azthro?

?????: A vaginal bacterial infection would not cause your WBC in your blood to be high, but if u had an std or another type of bacteria that progressed and went to the endometrium- causing an endometritis or the tubes - causing a pid that can give you an elevated white count when your CBC is doneand u need antibiotics and close followup. ...Read more

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My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

No: The only blood tests alcohol will disrupt the results of is a blood alcohol Ievel or possibly a lipid panel or glucose testing. For HIV and std testing, your friend should be fine. Drink responsibly though! ...Read more

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Just found out I've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated. What could be going in?

Just found out I've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated. What could be going in?

Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool. Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause your white blood cell count to go down? If not what could cause this?

Can a yeast infection cause your white blood cell count to go down? If not what could cause this?

Result not cause: Low white blood cell count predisposes to yeast infection. Yeast infection does not reduce WBC count.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of infections and high white blood cell counts for months. Now come to find out I may have parasites in my body. How is this cured?

I have had a lot of infections and high white blood cell counts for months. Now come to find out I may have parasites in my body. How is this cured?

It depends,,: This depends on the kind of parasite you might have. For example, if you have giardiasis, which can be acquired by drinking contaminated water, the treatment might be metronidazole. Other parasites have no treatment and some don't need any. ...Read more

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Can infection in my tooth cause high white blood cell count?

Can infection in my tooth cause high white blood cell count?

Yes: An infection in your body triggers the immune response, part of which is an increase in white blood cells. ...Read more

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Would a bladder infection cause the white blood cell count to be higher than normal?

Would a bladder infection cause the white blood cell count to be higher than normal?

UTI and WBC count: All infections raise the white blood cell (wbc). A bladder infection is one of the causes that can do this. See a physician to treat your bladder infection with antibiotics before it gets worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can chronic rhinitis, controlled by medication, have an effect on my white blood cell count since rhinitis is an infection?

Can chronic rhinitis, controlled by medication, have an effect on my white blood cell count since rhinitis is an infection?

Rhinitis: Means inflammation of he lining of the nasal cavities, doesn't necessarily mean infection, which is one type of nasal inflammation. Different medications have different effects on blood counts as a side effect, although rare, depends on the type used, hope this answered your question ...Read more

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I have a high white blood cell count on my pap smear culture but am negative for any STIs and have no other infections. What could it be?

I have a high white blood cell count on my pap smear culture but am negative for any STIs and have no other infections. What could it be?

Not a count: We don't count white cells on the pap smear. They are always present and the number is often high for no reason. Relax and get on with your life. ...Read more

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Could a herpes infection affect my white blood cell count?

Yes: Any infection can affect your WBC count - these are the cells that fight infection, so we expect the normal for your body to change when you have an infection. It may be the total count changes (up or down), or the ratios of different types of white blood cells changes (change in differential count).Talk to your doctor about what your specific numbers signal - the numbers are just one puzzle piece. ...Read more

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What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

Difficult to know: Depends in large part on the virus. Often, in early stages you may see elevations in neutrophils, following by lymphocytosis. But you may see a wide variety of results which is dependent upon the underlying immune status of the patient and the type of infection with which you are dealing. ...Read more

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Hi docs, will your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

Hi docs, will your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

It may or may not: There are a variety of different types of infection. The white count (total, and counts of individual types) may or may not become high or low in response to particular infections. The whole business is enormously complicated, and labs are only one piece of information used in arriving at diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

Infection: Absolutely, white cell counts will elevate in bone infections otherwise known as osteomyelitis these are not to be fooled with and should be treated immediately and definitively. ...Read more

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Does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

Does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

Osteomyelitis: Can raise the white blood count in acute infection, but chronic osteo usually doesn't. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

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

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Is it possible for your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

Is it possible for your white blood cell count not show signs of infection?

Certainly.: Mild and even moderate infections can have little effect on the white blood count. More severe infections may change the white blood cell count. Sometimes, even mild changes in the white blood cells may not be detected by the automated blood count machines, but can be recognized by pathologists. ...Read more

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About white blood cell scan? What infections can it find?

About white blood cell scan? What infections can it find?

Bone: This test is often combined with a bone scan to look for bone infection. Mri is considered superior in most cases of bone infection. ...Read more

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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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Ref. Range 4.0-11.0. My white blood cell count was 11.8. How likely is leukemia? I had a sinus infection and abd rash at the time.

Ref. Range 4.0-11.0. My white blood cell count was 11.8. How likely is leukemia? I had a sinus infection and abd rash at the time.

Not likely: A number of things can cause an elevated WBC including infections (like your sinus infection) and even just stress (mental or physical), so it would seem unlikely that just based on this you would have leukemia or any other serious condition. ...Read more

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Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?

Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?

Yes: Viral infections can cause relatively high white cells, mostly lymphocytes. Look at the whole blood counts, white, red cells, size and shape. And platelets. Any nodes, fever, sweats, weight change, bleeding, sore throat....? Do not put your self in a corner. Think outside the box. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

What on a CBC could show possible hiv infections?? A raised white blood cell count?? Just indicators that maybe it's present

Not reliable: CBC is not a reliable test for HIV. Many viral infections can produce the same picture as may be seen in acute HIV. If you have any concerns, get tested and if negative, repeat the test in 6 months.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104

10 mo baby has white blood cell count 23, 000.No ear infection or signs infection. What are the possibilities? (he is not immunized) high fever of 104

Sad situation: An unimmunized kid with a 104 temperature may have something simple like a virus. S/he may also have a vaccine preventable illness like hemophilus meningitis or blood poisoning. I would take the child to be evaluated and be sure to inform the doc of the lack of vaccines. They can proceed with a more thorough evaluation understanding the extra possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and have irregular vaginal bleeding and a high white blood cell count. What could this mean? What are the possible things that could be wrong with me?

I'm 18 years old and have irregular vaginal bleeding and a high white blood cell count. What could this mean? What are the possible things that could be wrong with me?

With: With the limited amount of information given, it is very difficult to say if these things are related or not. Based on the fact that you know that your white blood cell count is high means you have visited a medical professional. Did they give you a possible diagnosis? Perform a pregnancy test?
Elevated white blood cell count usually signifies an infectious process that is occurring or has recently recurred and is resolving. High WBC count with irregular vaginal bleeding can mean a vaginal infection, or even a missed miscarriage.
I hope you follow up with your doctor for further investigation. A more detailed history, physical, and diagnostic testing should shed some light on your situation, and lead to a diagnosis, and ultimately treatment if indicated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?

Other ones: Were you tested for BV (bacterial vaginosis), mycoplasma, ureaplasma? While gonorrhea/chlamydia is a lab test, trich is usually done in the office and may be missed. There is affirm test that uses dna method of detection for bv, trich and yeast that is more sensitive in my experience. Also, ureaplasma and mycoplasma are the infections not tested for and often not considered by providers. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more