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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
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
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
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?
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