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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
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What does it mean to have high red blood cell count and high white blood cell count at the same time?

Dr. Ed Kaplan
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What does it mean to have high red blood cell count and high white blood cell count at the same time?

Possibly serious: Need more details. Could be normal variant or underlying serious bone marrow condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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My 4 year old nephew is currently in hospital, with seriously elevated red and white blood cell count, is this always indicative of something serious?

Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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My 4 year old nephew is currently in hospital, with seriously elevated red and white blood cell count, is this always indicative of something serious?

High WBC: it depends. If there is fever with high white count, this is indication of infection, wether bacterial, which is high in bacterial infection. If there is no fever, there is an indication for other issues like leukemia, rheumatological issues ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does a urinalysis white blood cell count of 4 - 10 and red blood cell count of 0 - 3 mean?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does a urinalysis white blood cell count of 4 - 10 and red blood cell count of 0 - 3 mean?

Depends: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. The results listed may be within normal limits depending on the circumstances of specimen collection. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Can high blood pressure be a cause of high red or white blood cell count?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Can high blood pressure be a cause of high red or white blood cell count?

Not per se: High blood pressure by itself does not affect blood cell counts. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Swollen lymph node on the left side of my neck, red throat with lots of puss pockets, and a high white blood cell count. What kind of infection is it?

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Pharyngitis: You possibly have a bacterial infection of your throat. You should see a health care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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16 wks pego. Had 99 fever no more fever now green poop headache cramps chills high white blood cell count red soar throat negative strep negative flu?

Dr. Douglas Lawson
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16 wks pego. Had 99 fever no more fever now green poop headache cramps chills high white blood cell count red soar throat negative strep negative flu?

Symptoms: First 99 is not a fever. Over 100.5 then you have a fever. A WBC up to 15, 000 is normal in pregnant women. Immodium should help the diarrhea and cramps and cepacol or chloroseptic with tylenol for the throat. Sounds like a viral infection that is not influenza or strep throat (bacterial infection). Most OB's have a list of safe meds. Ask for it, it likely is similar to what I suggest. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?

Need more informatio: We can not comment on these blood tests without knowing your hemoglobin and hematocrit andtotal rbc level.Total iron, iron binding capacity and most important ferritin level also need to know the values of liver enzymes;level of indirect bilirubin i suggest you consult your doctor who may have all this information and can tell you if anything needs to be done or just follow up. ...Read more

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Dr. Hernani Cualing
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Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Dr. Hernani Cualing
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Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen,liver, lungs,leading to loss from circulation, hence low red cells and hematocrit in CBC. Repeated episodes compromise immune functions and patients prone to infections, which could then induce rise in white blood cells to fight infections. BE hydrated, No strenous exercise ArePreventive. ...Read more

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Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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