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What happens when a 7 years old kid have his white blood cells are high?

What happens when a 7 years old kid have his white blood cells are high?

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

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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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What are white blood cells?

What are white blood cells?

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 more

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What are white blood cells for?

What are white blood cells for?

Infection fighting: The white blood cells (leukocytes) are infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

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

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my semen test?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my semen test?

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

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my spinal fluid?

How many and what: kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation. ...Read more

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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

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

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If there are white blood cells in the urine, does that mean I have an infection or something else?

Could be: Pyuria or elevated wbcs in urine can mean infection, inflammation or stones. Infections can be in the urine, prostate, epididymis or elsewhere. This should be more fully evaluated with a urine culture and a visit to a urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells and ketones present in urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells and ketones present in urine?

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 more

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Are white blood cells affected by sickle cell trait?

Are white blood cells affected by sickle cell trait?

No, they are not.: In sickle cell trait, only the red blood cells carry an anormality. The white blood cells and platelets are not affected. ...Read more

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Too many white blood cells?

Too many white blood cells?

WBCs: There are many conditions that can cause too many white blood cells. If this is occurring you should discuss this with your doctor to determine the cause and to obtain proper treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you clone white blood cells?

Can you clone white blood cells?

Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipient where the cells grow out into a new source of blood. That is in essence cloning white cells. ...Read more

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What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if low?

What does white blood cells mean if low?

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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What cause low white blood cells to form?

What cause low white blood cells to form?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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What do white blood cells do in the body?

What do white blood cells do in the body?

Fight infection: White cells are the body's means to attack invaders, secrete substances helpful to combat infection and immune disorders and keep your body healthy. ...Read more