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What Causes High White Blood Cell Count In Children
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
What causes high white blood cell count I seen my cardiologist about a month ago and she said that my white blood cell count was at like 21 a couple months ago and last month it went up to like 43? Could u help me with this? I am a 27 year old male with a
See a hematologist: High white count is seen in patients with an infection. There are some other cases to review better with a blood specialist (hematologist). ...Read more
See details: High white counts are be secondary to infection, certain drugs, diseases of the bone marrow, diseases of the immune system and even cigarette smoking. ...Read more
Usually bacterial: It's usually a bacterial illness that causes the symptoms you describe. But this can include anything form sinus infections, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia, infection in the blood, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, meningitis, skin abcesses... The list goes on and on. You need a thorough assessment of associated symptoms and a physical exam to try and pinpoint your condition. ...Read more
Not directly: However, certain diseases that cause a high white count can also cause fatigue. ...Read more
Often a virus!: While blood cell count can be low with viral infections. Important to make sure that the red blood cell count and hemoglobin are normal and that the while blood cells are normal in appearance. If wbc, rbc and platelets are low, intervention by hematologist is necessary and may require bone marrow. Low WBC should be followed and return to normal when over the viral infection! ...Read more
Yes: Infection in the kidney can cause elevated white cell count. ...Read more
Quite a few: Things. The most common thing would be an acute infection, usually bacterial. Also could be seen in a heavy smoker, other stressful illness and myeloproliferative diseases. How high? ...Read more
Yes: An infection in your body triggers the immune response, part of which is an increase in white blood cells. ...Read more
A question: what causes a high platelet count along with a high white blood cell count at the same time?
Reactive or?: The CBC (complete blood count) consists of many lab numbers, but 3 important ones are the hemoglobin (hgb, a measure of red cells), white blood cell count (WBC) and platelet (plt) count. Wbc and plts may both increase as a result of a reaction such as infection (eg pneumonia), inflammation (arthritis), etc. If prolonged and/or very high it may indicate a bone marrow problem. ...Read more
I also have high white blood cell count in my blood. Can a severe form of bacterial vaginosis cause this since I was diagnosed yesterday at the ER?
Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine? My white blood cell count is 15
Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) I hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy I know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more
Toddler had high white blood cell count in urine after fever of 102.5 for 5 days but no bacteria grew on culture. What could cause this?
What causes Low Immature Granulocyte, High Neutrophil. High Hematocrit, High White Blood Cell Count? Have bone pain but rf factor shows normal.
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, it would have helped to have the actual results. Why were the tests done? What symptoms do you have? It would require taking history, physical examination and may be more tests to settle the issue. Please see your doc. ...Read more
Can bronchitis cause high white blood cell count in 2 yr old? He is also anemic n have sleep apnea. Thx.
Could periodontitis cause high white blood cell count, elevated platelet count, and low neutrophils. Any causes besides cancer can cause this.
Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?
Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more
Body response: Infection or inflamation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but How high?:
What is your WBC count? Both physical and mental stress can cause elevation of WBC count, but it is prudent to exclude other causes, such as infection before invoking exhaustion as the explanation. See this site for info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/my00161. ...Read more
I have white blood cell count. What would cause an elevated count as 14000, should I be concerned?
Need more info:
Your WBC count is elevated and there are many causes for this change. The commonest cause is bacterial infection. The doctor who ordered the blood test would have more information about your health would be in the best position to advise you. See this site for general info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more