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Wbc White Blood Count
Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?
Is it true that lymph abs and white blood count fluctuate? My lymphs were 0.93 last month and this month it's 1.39 & WBC was 4.02 now 5.54
Blood count: There is a continual fluctuation of these results ...Read more
I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?
D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more
How high?: What are the symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Please consult your doctor as there is insufficient information in your message to provide valid advice. ...Read more
Depends: If the low count is due to effect of a drug, discuss using a different drug with your doctor. Normal count is 4-11 thousand, and if the person does not have symptoms, there is no need to increase the count. Bacterial infection will increase the count in a normal person, but I am not recommending this modality. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different 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. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more
Leukopenia: I am not sure there are any diagnostic symptoms of having a low White Blood Cell Count. But regardless this is just the beginning. One must now be thoroughly evaluated to find the cause of this abnormality. ...Read more
Neupogen (GCSF): This is the trade name for a medication known as Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor that mimics the action of the normal hormonal response to low numbers of neutrophils (granjulocytes.) But because it is given in much larger doses, the response is more dramatic than waiting for the natural response. Primarily it is used to blunt or shorten the period of low neutrophils from chemorx. ...Read more
Leukocytosis: A high white count (leukocytosis) can be caused by many different things, most commonly an infection. Some people have high white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukocytosis you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer