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What Are White Blood Cells For Kids
WBC: Wbc counts typically increase in response to infection. It doesn't necessarily tell us what the exact infection is. It could be viral, bacterial, etc.. But together with a thorough history and physical exam, it could help us make a diagnosis so we can prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more
Fight infections: White blood cells are the cells in our body that fight infections. There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Each plays a specific role in the defense mechanisms of the human body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more
Here are some...: Few, some, or many WBCs in semen (pyospermia) are common with no clinical significance for the most of men, but those concerning male infertility. To delve deeper into its related subjects, go to http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic-advanced-semen-tests-for-fertility/hic-pyospermia. More? Seek evaluation and counseling timely or ask HealthTap's doctors timely. ...Read more
How many and what: kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation. ...Read more
Hi I have a blood count of 11.6. Does this indicate Leukemia? Should I be worried? How high are white blood cells suppose to be in order to be conside
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your WBC count is just above normal and may be your normal. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about it. You may repeat the test at your next visit to your doctor. ...Read more
If there are white blood cells in the urine, does that mean I have an infection or something else?
I went to the lab & results are: white blood cells: 6.79 10e3/ul red blood cells: 5.47 10e6/ul. Mcv: 78.9 fl mch: 26.3 pg. Rdw: 10.9% why is this low?
See below: Agree with Dr. R. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you are a woman, you may be iron deficient and may take oral iron and multivitamins. If you are male, do talk to your doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: WBC can indicate a urinary tract infection. Ketones are seen when the body metabolizes fat for energy, instead of glucose. This happens during fasting or starvation. It also occurs with alcoholic and diabetic ketoacidosis. The presence of WBC is unrelated to the Ketones in the urine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more
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