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Wbc Abnormal Herpes
Just had a CBC w/ differential abnormal. Wbc 6.4. If I was having a herpes outbreak would my test of been abnormal?
No: The diagnosis is made on history and physical exam ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Can type 2 herpes affect other things in your standard blood test, like WBC or lymph node count or etc.
My initial blood test showed zero infections and a normal WBC count with no antibodies. Does that mean no herpes as well?
On valtex (1000 mg daily) for genital herpes, does that affect my wbc and if so would my wbc go lower or higher taking valtrex (valacyclovir), my 4 norm wbc count?
I've had three lumps on rib cage pain extreme fatigue headacjes. Ultra aound ok WBC high RBC low doc thinks herpes I dont?
Shingles is a viral infection which follows the nerve tracts; it is usually limited to half of the body parts (does not cross the mid-line when located on the trunk.
Lesions of zoster are blistery in apearance when they first come on but can burst later and appear like small skin bumps.
It is not difficult to diagnose as most doctors have seen many such cases. If not satisfied get 2 nd opinion. ...Read more
No, but...: ... Your white cell count, including your absolute counts of lymphocytes and neutrophils, flutuates wildly in response to the simple vicissitides of living, including the microbe invasions that you never know happen. Don't pay it any attention until the numbers go way off normal. ...Read more
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
Need more info!: I assume you mean 15, 000. It can be normal, as kids tend to run a little bit higher total WBC count than adults do. But you need so much more information including the different types of WBC's present and their ratios, and then correlation with the clinical picture. Who cares about an isolated number if your child is running around healthy and happy! ...Read more
A little high...: Generally speaking, for an adult patient, the usual range considered normal for the WBC count is between 4000 - 10, 500/microliter so a value of 12, 700/microliter is slightly higher than the upper limit of normal and may indicate many different clinical situations including, most commonly, infection/inflammation. Please consult your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I went to my GP for a herpes Igg blood test and the results came back abnormal what does this mean?
More info needed: The herpes blood tests are complex. Get the details from your doctor the re-post a new question, including the HSV1 index vaue, HSV2 index value, and the reference values for each. If you don't understand the numbers, just post exactly what the lab report shows. Many entirely healthy people have positive HSV1 tests. Some but not all positive HSV2 results mean genital herpes. ...Read more
Diagnosed with herpes by culture swab. Lesions appear very atypical for herpes but look a lot like molluscum. Hiv negative. Could I not have hsv?
What does it mean if you have absolute lymphocytosis and high WBC (14) but no atypical lymphocytes?
You have a higher: Number of lymphocytes in your blood compared to normal. That can happen with tumors or viral infections. Atypical lymphocytes refer to higher likelihood of a blood tumor, like lymphoma. Sounds like you may have a viral infection happening. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Have you experienced anything unusual since being diagnosed with genital herpes like tingling when there's nothing there?
Yes: Not that I have personally experienced, but many of my patients have had tingling sensations both prior to the outbreak of active herpes lesions, as well as simply that without subsequently developing lesions. It becomes difficult to attribute those sensations to herpes when no lesions occur, but the presumption is that this can happen. ...Read more
I have had abnormal cbcs since 08. Wbcs as high as 20 plus and same test with platelets as low as 30 thousand. I'm tired and weak all the time.
Need to see doc.: Can't explain this on-line. There are many reasons for these "abnormalities" but they will require comprehensive review of your history / labs and perhaps some additional blood work. You need to see someone in person. ...Read more
Wbc is abnormal and maybe tied to a virus. Wasn't told by doc that did test if count is low or high. Will see main doc next. Should I be scared?
Not yet...: As president franklin d. Roosevelt once said, in 1933 about 80 years ago, ".. . Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. . . ". Medicine is full of uncertainties, so one must wait for the details. If a good doctor says don't worry, then one must not be afraid. The doctor will let his patient know when the time comes to worry, no sooner and no later. ...Read more
Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.
Stop worrying: Missing all the eosinophils means nothing. There are probably some but either the machine or the technician doing a by-hand count didn't spot any. This happens all the time. ...Read more
What wood you test for WBC 2.5, platelet119, neuts23.7, lymph59.2, mono11.2, eosin6.5, anc.69 two weeks later labs normal, a month later they are abnormal?
Probably: Contine to watch if you are otherwise healthy. You mention fatigue in your profile. Are you seeing a hematologist? You don't state your hg, hct or other indices so I hesitate to make further suggestions without history or more information ...Read more
Abnormal blood smear. I have (h) WBC (l) RBC and (h) platelets and tear drop cells and helmet cells....What is this?
Blood smear?: That gives information about the number and shape of blood cells. Tear drop may indicate myelofibrosis, severe iron deficiency, thalassemia major. Schistocyte or helmet cell seen in hemolitic anemia like hemolitic uremic syndrome and artificial heart valves and some other microangiopathic diseases. See your physician for clinical correlation of the results. Shapes are not diagnostic of a disease. ...Read more
How abnormal are these lab urinalysis result? S 25 Blood, 15 Leuks, 8-10 WBC/hpf, 5-10 RBC/hpf, 15-20 Epithelial Cells/hpf, & 'Much' Amorphous Casts/hpf
Pretty healthy, my blood work came back with some abnormal #'s. Wbc 2.8, RBC 5.26, hgb 15.6, platelet 139, bun 4, potassium 3.5. Any insight pls?
Repeat it.: Atypical lymphocytes can be caused by a viral illness. If you are worried about lymphoma/leukemia, ask to have a recheck of your blood counts to rule out lab error. I discovered a patient who was perfectly normal had his blood sample mixed up with a patient with leukemia. I told him I didn't believe it, but he had an anxious time waiting for the results of the next test. Humans make mistakes. ...Read more