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White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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Wet Mount Rare WBCs What's this mean on my pap?

Wet Mount Rare WBCs What's this mean on my pap?

Nothing: All women have a few white cells on smear. A wet mount was evidently performed also, perhaps to look for garnerella or trichomonas. This is just a notation to let folks know that we did look under the microscope, and if we didn't make a note of anything worrisome, be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does high WBCs in vaginal discharge always indicate infection? My wet mount result showed WBCs:+++.My discharge is sometimes yellow, slight odor, no itch

Does high WBCs in vaginal discharge always indicate infection? My wet mount result showed WBCs:+++.My discharge is sometimes yellow, slight odor, no itch

Further testing: WBC indicate inflammation as well as infection. A wet prep should not be the only test done to evaluate vaginal discharge. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis testing should be done. Typically yeast and bacterial vaginosis testing are also done ...Read more

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Does this mean I have bacterial vaginosis? Wet mount: white blood cell : 8/hpf red blood cell : 0/hpf epithelial cells : + bacteria : ++

Does this mean I have bacterial vaginosis? Wet mount: white blood cell : 8/hpf red blood cell : 0/hpf epithelial cells : + bacteria : ++

Possible: This wet mount is NOT diagnostic. Your symptoms and a culture is necessary. Your Primary Care Provider may treat you with a "mixed formula" (Anti Yeast/Bacterial) Vaginal Cream or Suppository HOWEVER if you have an active sexual partner an EXACT Diagnosis is necessary to eliminate passing an infection back and forth.

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Cause of elevated wbcs without syptoms?

Elevated WBCs: Elevations of the WBC count are common. Normal is < 11, 000-13, 000, depending on the lab. Viral infections, stress, trauma, medications can all cause elevations without any specific symptoms. In the vast majority of cases of elevated WBC there is nothing seriously wrong, unless they go above 30, 000. The exception is leukemia, where the WBC count can go steadily up and cause no symptoms in the early. ...Read more

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Is WBC 3.68 normal?

Is WBC 3.68 normal?

See below...: It's minimally decreased if the patient is an adult (normal: 4.0 - 11.0) but this value is almost meaningless in the absence of other pertinent clinical information about the patient. ...Read more

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Is a WBC of 26, 000 bad?

It's not normal: It could indicate something bad. It depends on what else is found and of course the state of the patient and their surrounding health issues otherwise. It could be a serious infection.....hopefully treatable. It could be an early indicator of a bone marrow / blood cancer. It could even be lab error. Put it together with everything else and discuss it with the doctor on board. Zmd ...Read more

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How bad is a WBC of 1.7?

How bad is a WBC of 1.7?

Not great: It really depends on the context. However it is never a really good finding. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's causes WBC of 0.6?

What's causes WBC of 0.6?

See below...: Leukopenia (decreased number of white blood cells) may be seen in various clinical conditions including infections, congenital deficiencies, chemotherapy and some other medications, radiation, toxins, leukemia, aplastic anemia, autoimmune disease, bone marrow infiltration by cancer, etc. Consulting a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is 10.2 a normal WBC level?

Normal ranges: A quality laboratory establishes and reports the normal range for every test they perform to allow for better interpretation. Since these ranges are intended to reflect the population they serve and the methods used there are some differences between labs. Ask for the range from your lab and what their reference population was to be sure you match. ...Read more

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What if count of WBC is 3.4?

What if count of WBC is 3.4?

Consult your doctor: Wbc of 3.4 is below the normal lower limit and you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a dangerous high wbc?

Tough to: Generalize. Over 100, 000 could be very serious in acute myeloid leukemia, but no big deal in chronic myeloid or chronic lymphoid leukemia. Need the context. ...Read more

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Causes for high WBC in adults?

Causes for high WBC in adults?

Infection, Leukemia: High white blood cell counts are most typically seen in infectious diseases, but may also be the cardinal sign of leukemia. Ask your doctor if you have this. ...Read more

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Significance of wbc's > 23.6?

High WBCs: This increase to 23.6 is very abnormally high. There are many possibilities, which should be thoroghly discussed with your doctor or with a hematologist. ...Read more

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My WBC is10.7.Is not that normal?

Normal white cells: A white cell count of 10.7 is in the normal range. ...Read more

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What does a WBC of 12.8 indicate?

Slightly increased: This value is slightly increased compared to the generally accepted normal range for adults: 4000 - 11, 000. The most common explanation is an infectious/inflammatory process; however, other causes are possible. It is important to know what particular type of cell causes this increase (neutrophils, lymphocytes, etc.). Consulting a physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Is a wbc of 14500 extremely high?

WBC: This level is only about 30% above the average upper limit of normal, so while that is elevated, it is far from the levels seen in many leukemic conditions. However, without a good explanation (infection, drug response, etc.) it deserves evaluation to exclude the various possibilities including leukemia. ...Read more