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High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more

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What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high white blood cells , but there can be other causes such as leukemia. ...Read more

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What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

Leukocytosis: There are various causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, bone marrow disorders like leukemia,certain medications like corticosteroids,etc. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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My daughters b-12 level is on the high side but her white blood cells are normal. What should be her next step to find out the cause of her high b-12?

My daughters b-12 level is on the high side but her white blood cells are normal. What should be her next step to find out the cause of her high b-12?

Multivitamins?: The most common cause of high B12 is intake of supplements. High level detected in blood tests have not had proven adverse effects, only low levels can cause pernicious anemia and neurologic difficulties. ...Read more

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What causes high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells?

Proteinuria/pyuria: Leucocytes are white blood cells (wbcs). So, high protein and high wbcs equals infection until proven otherwise by a negative urine culture. Take infection out of the equation, then some time or damage to the kidney filters is next on my list, but when this happens there is usually red cells in the urine. This takes me back to urine infection or some other type of genitourinary infection. ...Read more

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Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Depends.: When you have a high white count, it is usually a sign that your body is reacting to so,me type of infection which maybe accompanied by high fever and in some severe cases causes delirium. If the infection is respiratory in nature, you may have difficulty breathing and an anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

Inflammation: The presence of elevated levels of wbcs in the peripheral blood suggests some systemic illness, often infection, but may be due to other factors. Not sure what you mean by liquid on your ovaries, but you may have an infected cyst, abscess, or pelvic inflammatory disease, or other issues. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

What could cause high white blood cells and low platelets?

Leukemia: Bone marrow malignancies involving the myeloid cells will cause abnormal growth of a certain clone of white cells and inhibit the proliferation of normal cell populations such as platelet precursors and red cell precursors so anemia would be expected also. Severe infection with septicemia could lead to the same problem via destruction of platelets in small blood vessels. Two very different cases! ...Read more

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Does cancer cause elevated white blood cells?

Yes it can on occasi: Advanced cancer can be associated with high white blood cell(wbc) count. It is called a para-neoplastic syndrome and is felt to be due to chemicals released from cancer cells which then stimulate production of wbcs. ...Read more

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10 month old had 2 uti's , had symptoms for #3 in less 2 months.. On meds. Culture neg, waiting to do tests could teething cause high white blood cells?

10 month old had 2 uti's , had symptoms for #3 in less 2 months.. On meds. Culture neg, waiting to do tests could teething cause high white blood cells?

No: Teething does not cause an elevation of your white blood cell count. An elevated WBC count a this age is almost always due to an infection somewhere, and with a history of uti's already i would be looking in this area. It could be a kidney abcess, blood infection, or infection totally somewhere else in the body. There are other more rare causes of elevated wbc's, but teething is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can adderall/prozac combo cause high white blood cells and high platelet counts?

Can adderall/prozac combo cause high white blood cells and high platelet counts?

Probably not: I would look for a different cause. If the elevations are slight, ignore them. The most common cause of a more significant elevation in platelets is iron deficiency. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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What can cause my platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are all high causing leukocytosis, mild thrombocytosis and macrocytes?

Inflammation : Macrocytes are white blood cells too. Also depends how high they are. Very mild elevation like 10-13 for WBC and 400-450 for platelets could be lab variations too. If mild to moderate suggests inflammation which can be from infection, autoimmune disorders. If very high, blood disorders are a concern. Whomever ordered the test should follow up with u. ...Read more

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What can cause white blood cells in my urine without an infection?

What can cause white blood cells in my urine without an infection?

Many reasons: Here is a great article: "http://www.just-health.net/White-Blood-Cells-In-Urine.html" Some causes might be cystitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Kidney Stones, Urinary System Obstruction, excess exercise, some medications, cancer & some blood disorders. ...Read more

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Can 600mg of gabapentin, 40mg of prozac, and 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) cause white blood cells to be 16.8. I take Prozac and ritalin (methylphenidate) in am and gabapentin in pm.

Can 600mg of gabapentin, 40mg of prozac, and 20mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) cause white blood cells to be 16.8. I take Prozac and ritalin (methylphenidate) in am and gabapentin in pm.

I have researched: This and all three drugs have been shown to rarely cause elevated white blood cell counts. Have your family doctor evaluate you and send you to a hematologist if it is felt to be necessary, although the count is not that high and should probably be followed to see if you are in the process of developing an infection somewhere or if it will spontaneously return to normal. Best wishes. ...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 is the most common cause for white blood cells to get low?

What is the most common cause for white blood cells to get low?

Many causes: Depends, but most common is probably from viral infection. Many other possibilities including drugs, leukemia, other infections, benign cyclic changes...... ...Read more

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