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What Does A White Blood Cell Count Of 71 000 Indicate
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?
I've had two labs in six months that showed a white blood cell count of 14.9. What does this indicate?
Your Count is high: White cell count (wbc) can be high from infections or any kind of inflammmation in the body including cancers of the white cells (leukemia). You need to consult a hematologist if the WBC count persists to be above 10, 000 when you check it one more time. One month from the last count. Also it matters what the other blood cells are like such as hemoglobin and platelet counts which are part of blood t. ...Read more
That usually means that you are very sick.
Vital signs are important. ...Read more
Normally, not much:
Unless you are exposed to agents that lower white count (high dose radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, some poisons) or become infected rapidly (which increases white count) generally the white blood cell count is a value that does not fluctuate that much over the course of a 24 hour period.
As an example, if you acquire a very rapidly progressing community-acquired pneumonia, WBC does go up fast. ...Read more
Need differential: Count. White cell count of 22 is elevated. Average upper limit is about 11. However, there are many different types of white blood cells and a differential count is neede for proper interpretation. If it is your count, it likely means a bacterial infection, however, you need to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
WBCs: A 6.3 WBC is right in the very middle of a normal range. There is nothing abnormal about this number. ...Read more
Leukopenia: A white blood cell count under 3500 is considered definitely low and can be seen with viral infection but also with autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorders, medications and chemical exposure. Some people have no serious problem causing the leukopenia as their white cell count stays unchanged for years and their red cell and platelet counts are normal. A hematologist is best qualified for you. ...Read more
Is a white blood cell count of 3800 anything to be concerned about? Its only 700 below the reference point and all my other numbers are great.
Do not worry: Lab values are often fluctuating and a single test is not definitive. If you and your doctor that ordered the test are in touch, ask for follow up if there is concern for leucopenia, either from drugs or other causes. The white cell counts varies in relation to age, activity, immune status, treatments etc and are best correlated with your own health with your doctor. Take care and do not worry. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with cidp 5 years ago and now has a white blood cell count over 25. What does this mean?
This is not due to cidp. He probably has an occult infection superimposed.
This is most likely bacterial. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with cidp 7 years ago and now has a white blood cell count over 25. Could these be related?
CIPD: CIPD is not associated with high WBC. High WBC could indication infection. You might want to check with your physician about this. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with cidp 7 years ago and now has a white blood cell count over 25 is this related?
Not Likely: CIDP is certainly a scary, painful, and difficult disease to get through, but it is caused by your body attacking the lining of the nerves with antibodies. Elevated WBC counts can be from anything like illness to leukemia. If the WBC count id 25, 000 persistently the more testing needs to be done, but if it went up to 25K during an illness and then was normal again don't worry. ...Read more
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