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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?

  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?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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I've had two labs in six months that showed a white blood cell count of 14.9. What does this indicate?

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

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Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias. ...Read more

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What does a white blood cell count of 18 mean?

Abnormal Blood Test: It is very high and needs to be evaluated and a cause of such a high level determined. ...Read more

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What does a white blood cell count mean if 16?

What does a white blood cell count mean if 16?

White count: 16 or 16, 000 white count is elevated and can happen from infection, inflammation or other causes. ...Read more

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How much does a white blood cell count fluctuate in a day?

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

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Hello I just got my lab results back and I have a white blood cell count of 3.2, mpv of 7.1, and absolute neutrophils of 1478. What could be wrong?

May be nothing: 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, while your counts are low, this may be your normal. It would be prudent to discuss with your doctor. For info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more

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Im having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18,000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?

Im having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18,000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?

Go top the ER: You may have an infection in the kidney (pyelonephritis) which can be very dangerous. The high WBC count with fever and flank pain point to that illness. IV antibiotics will be needed if the problem is confirmed. Go the emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more