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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

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Hi my wbc is 3.1 should I be worried.

Too little info: A WBC of 3.1 could have many causes, significant to insignificant. Impacting your question are items such as symptoms you had that led up to your obtaining a blood count, how long it has been 3.1, what types of wbc are in your blood smear, are there other blood count abnormalities, are you on medications that might effect, and more. So really too little information to answer your concerns. ...Read more

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How much time does a WBC culture take?

Not a routine test: WBC are not usually cultured for any test. If you mean WBC count, that can be done in a few minutes. ...Read more

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Wbc 12000, what are the causes of this?

Dozens of things: Need to know which wbcs are high ie neuts lymphs or other. Is there an infection? Is this new or old? Is this consistent or up and down? List is quite long, infection, drug, heavy smoking, chronic leukemia, . .... ...Read more

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Does a 2.7 WBC mean something is wrong?

Does a 2.7 WBC mean something is wrong?

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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My WBC was 15, is that dangerously high?

Depends: It all depends on what is causing it. A WBC this high is not unusual in many common bacterial or viral infections. But if this is a persistent observation, then it can be problematic. ...Read more

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I age 32 I. M. Indian my problem WBC 11300?

I age 32 I. M. Indian my problem WBC 11300?

Need some help here: What's the white cell differential on your CBC (complete blood count)? What are your co-morbidities? A single abnormal total WBC count requires context for interpretation as to its significance. More information would be helpful in formulating a complete answer. ...Read more

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Does WBC 0-1 mean it's normal or not normal?

Does WBC 0-1 mean it's normal or not normal?

Incomplete info: What body fluid was examined? If it was urine, it is within normal limits. ...Read more

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My son's wbc has increased what should I do?

My son's wbc has increased what should I do?

Mgt: It really depends on a number of factors, including his health, presence of signs of infection, fever, history of TB exposure, for example.
Please review the cell differential and blood smear with your PCP. L ...Read more

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High WBC for 8 months now, what could it be?

Maybe nothing: Without actual numbers and knowing which type of WBC are high hard to make much of a conclusion. ...Read more

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Wbc 1.8 and gra 0.6, what does this indicate?

A WBC is: Low under 4.0. Granulocytes of 0.6 is of some concern. These levels are low enough that further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What causes a low WBC and should I be worried?

What causes a low WBC and should I be worried?

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. It could also be constitutional. Consulting your doctor or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Is 4.1 WBC something to worry about? Rbi normal.

Stop worrying: Unless absolute neutrophil / granulocyte count or absolute lymphocyte count is way-way-low, this is no concern whatever. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean if my WBC is high?

It depends: It depends how high. It can be related to meds, infection or blood disorders. You need to provide specific information. How high is high? ...Read more

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My son's wbc has increased to22000.what should I do?

My son's wbc has increased to22000.what should I do?

Ask why: As a pathologist and lab specialist, let me share the first principle of laboratory medicine -- focus on the person, not the numbers. Don't even read online about the many causes of an elevated white blood count, but ask what cells are up, whether they look normal, and why. This may be anything from leukemia to white cells with a mild mutation that keeps them circulating rather than wall-bound. ...Read more

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I read that WBC is lower in the morning. Is this true?

Great question. Yes!: We have been interested in leukocyte count variation for a century or so. Leukocyte counts in humans are known to vary as much as 100% during the day. That is to say, a healthy man with a WBC count of 4000 at one point in the day may have a WBC count twice that later in the day.

The WBC count usually nadirs in the early morning (0000-0200) and again in late morning (0900-1100). ...Read more

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What does a 14.2 WBC mean? Should I be super worried?

What does a 14.2 WBC mean? Should I be super worried?

Not yet: Labs mean nothing apart from the patient history and physical exam. If someone wishes, they can raise their white count to perhaps 25 by spending fifteen minutes in a very cold shower. It's more important that no abnormal cells were reported on your smear. Follow-up as your physician directs, if at all. ...Read more

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My ANC is 11.6 and my WBC is 15.6 what could this mean?

Hard to say: Best to ask the person who ordered the tests as they know what they are looking for. ...Read more