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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 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