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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?

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?

WBC differential: Leukocyte count or total nucleated cells is WBC count and lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophills are the different types of the white blood cells ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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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?

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

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Should a high white blood count be ignored?

Should a high white blood count be ignored?

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

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How to increase white blood count in someone?

How to increase white blood count in someone?

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

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Can you have high white blood count from herps?

Can you have high white blood count from herps?

Not likely: Most of us were infected with herpes i at some time or the other and carry the virus without changes in white blood cell count. Even acute herpes infection is not likely to be associated with remarkable blood count changes, except some increase in lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Was wondering if a white blood count of 3.3 is bad?

Was wondering if a white blood count of 3.3 is bad?

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

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Said I have low white blood count but I have no symptons?

Said I have low white blood count but I have no symptons?

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

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Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

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

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I have a white blood count of 14.2, what would be the reason for this?

I have a white blood count of 14.2, what would be the reason for this?

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 more

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White blood count high and no energy?

White blood count high and no energy?

Possible infection: You need a thorough exam and review of any other complaints. This can be as simple as a cold or flu to a more serious infection and last but needs to be excluded; such possibilities as leukemia. ...Read more

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Low white blood count be low but lymphocytes high?

Low white blood count be low but lymphocytes high?

Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white blood cell count is 3000 and the lymphocytes are 60%, the total lymphocytes are 1800, which s normal. ...Read more

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Would a continuos low white blood count cause fatigue?

Would a continuos low white blood count cause fatigue?

Low WBC count: It depends on how low the count is. The usual lower limit of normal for most labs is around 3, 500 wbc/mm3. If you are in the 1500-3499 range, this is probably not causing the fatigue. If it goes down lower, it may make you more susceptible to certain infections, which could cause fatigue. It if is very low, you need to look for a specific cause, and many of these might cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Doctor says white blood count slightly low should I worry?

Doctor says white blood count slightly low should I worry?

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

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Will herpes cause your a higher white blood count in urine?

Will herpes cause your a higher white blood count in urine?

Herpes: Herpes infections usually do not cause an increase of white blood cells in the urine. White blood cell count in the urine is due to an infection of the bladder, ureters or kidneys. Herpes infections can cause shedding of epithelial cells [skin cells] in the urine ...Read more

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Can methotrexate make your white blood count high in your urine?

Can methotrexate make your white blood count high in your urine?

See below: The white blood cells could be from a urinary tract infection and Methotrexate does increase your risk of infections. The other possibility is that you could have a kidney disease such as glomeronephritis. Talk to your doctor about your test results. ...Read more

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If your tooth abcess spread would your white blood count be eluvated?

If your tooth abcess spread would your white blood count be eluvated?

Possibly yes: If there is enough inflammation, your body may respond with a more wide spread "systemic" response that can be manifested by an elevated white blood cell count. Remember though, it's possible to have a bad infection even with a normal or low white blood cell count too. ...Read more

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Why do doctors worry about white blood count if you have an infection?

Why do doctors worry about white blood count if you have an infection?

To monitor response!: Wbc count, preferably w/ differential is an excellent way to monitor treatment response to antibiotics, or other treatments! ...Read more

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Will a hemotology doctor be able to tell why my white blood count is low?

It depends,,,: It depends on how low the white count is and what the other tests on blood show. For example, if there are low counts from leukemia, etc., there might be immature white cells in the blood smear. If it's due to infection or chemotherapy, there will likely be less white cells without immature forms and there would be other blood parameters abnormal as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more