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High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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What does abnormal red blood cell mean?

What does abnormal red blood cell mean?

Many things: A not so specific term that could mean low count, pale in color or lacking iron or hemoglobin, irregular instead of round shape, etc. Often in CBC, we see red cell count and indices: RBC, Hemoglobin, mean cell volume, mean cell hemoglobin with a normal range compared to a patient. Abnormal red blood cell may mean low or high in any of indices. In blood smear, these abnormalities are seen too. ...Read more

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What does abnormal red blood cell morphology mean?

What does abnormal red blood cell morphology mean?

Many possibilities: RBC morphology is the appearance of the red cells under the microscope. The are numerous abnormalities that can occur in different types of illness. Some of these may be due to a primary blood disorder such as sickle cell anemia. Others may be due abnormalities such as iron deficiency. Others may occur as a result of other diseases such as kidney failure. Some are of no consequence. ...Read more

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What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?

What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?

Thalassemia?: Low MCV (small sized) red cells with increased number of rbcs is most commonly seen with thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin abnormality, but it is not associated with low neutrophils. Not all low neutrophil counts are significant, as normal varies with ethnic background. Infections can cause temporary low neutrophils. See a hematologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal blood cells?

What can cause abnormal blood cells?

Which ones?: Are you referring to white cells, any certain subsets, red cells or all of the above? ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your blood cells are too high?

What exactly does it mean if your blood cells are too high?

Find out actual numb: We/ you need to know the exact numbers before we can guide you. Your doctor can help explain what it all means. So ask him/her. ...Read more

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What does high red blood cells mean?

What does high red blood cells mean?

A lot: Could mean dehydration, sometimes can signify a myeloproliferative disorder. Also if the hemoglobin is low and the rbcs are high, could mean there is a blood disorder called thalassemia. Either way, it should be evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does red blood cells in urin mean?

Not specific: Could be seen with a kidney stone, cancer, injury to the kidney tubules, and many other things. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

What causes red blood cells to be small and abnormal?

Small red cells: Your bone marrow makes lots of different types of cell. The red cells go thur a number of steps before they "graduate" You can think of small cells graduating too early. They are pushed out, most often because you are anemic. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high levels of red blood cells?

What does it mean to have high levels of red blood cells?

Too many RBCs: You may have acondition known as polycythemia vera. To need to be seen and evaluated by a hemotologist. ...Read more

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My daughters red blood cells could be rupturing. What does this mean and should I be concered?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells). These many causes can range from not really being noticeable to the patient to being life-threatening. The most important thing is to determine the cause and closely follow red blood cell levels. Many causes are treatable, and some even go away on their own. Close followup is essential. ...Read more

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What do broken red blood cells mean?

Brken RBC- Hemolysis: Hemolysis is a breakdown of red blood cells early than normal (usually happens to all red cells after 100 days). Causes can be from immune system, mechanical (i.e. Mechanical heart valve), or certain infections. Treatment is both replaceing key nutreints needed for red cells (i.e. Folic acid) and treating the underlying cause of red cell destruction. ...Read more

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What does elevated red blood cells mean?

What does elevated red blood cells mean?

More then normal: That is the opposite of anemia. which is low red blood cells. So you have TOO MUCH RBCs. That could be related to many causes, so of which could be very serious. Further testing needed. If you are a smoker... stop ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have abnormally small red blood cells?

What does it mean when you have abnormally small red blood cells?

Microcytosis causes: Abnormally small red cells may be due to a number of reasons that include acquired or hereditary disorders of the main protein found in red cells-called hemoglobin. The most common causes inlclude iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease and rarer forms such as sideroblastic anemias and thallasemias. If you or someone you know has this result in CBC, plase consult your MD, a hematologist now. ...Read more

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Mixed white and red blood cells suggest contamination, what does that mean?

If this is a: urine sample then it suggests it was not collected with good sterile technique ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

High WBCs and RBCs: If you're talking about high wbcs and rbcs in the urine, this may signal a urinary tract infection. In the blood, I would wonder if the person is dehydrated (volume depleted). A high WBC count can go along with infection, of course. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

Need more info: Very difficult to answer without much more info. What have cell counts been in past? How high is elevation? Are platelets elevated or depressed? What are the sizes of red cells and are there any abnormal shapes? Are you a smoker? Do you have lung disease or live at altitude? Do you have any infections?

Could simply be normal variation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have been told they detect cancer in your blood cells?

What does it mean when you have been told they detect cancer in your blood cells?

Means leukemia: You need to ask your doctor more about nature of disease, some times due to anxiety & fear patient may not paying attention to doctor, need another person to ask relevant questions (with patient consent) could be leukemia or related disease. ...Read more

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My son is 7 and on his well visit blood test showed that he produces enough blood cells but the cells are small? What does that mean and effects?

Mine are too: No danger. Mine run at the bottom of the reference range; since I'm of mixed racial heritage it may be a mild Alpha thal, or just because I've been a frequent blood donor. Some physicians would run a serum iron check to screen for iron deficiency that hasn't led to anemia yet. If below 70 fl, perhaps this is thal minor -- do you or dad have this? If dr is not concerned, I would not be either. ...Read more

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I read on my baby bump app that now the baby's blood cells are just forming, so does that mean that he just started have blood flowing thru his body?

I read on my baby bump app that now the baby's blood cells are just forming, so does that mean that he just started have blood flowing thru his body?

If your: "baby bump app" can't adequately answer that question then let me refer you to this website which sill answer some basic questions which may still be concerning you. You didn't give enough information about your stage of pregnancy to offer any real useful advice so hopefully this will: http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/ss/slideshow-fetal-development. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

A bit high: White blood cells roll along the sides of the blood vessels and release into the bloodstream if inflammatory signals occur (infection, injury, autoimmune disease, etc). It is usually transient and returns to normal as the inflammatory environment becomes quenched. The count usually must be higher and persist for longer (and is associated with telltale symptoms) before considering cancer or other ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red blood cells in your semen?

What does it mean if you have red blood cells in your semen?

Not significant: Hematospermia, ; microscopic if semen isn't red. Virtually always benign. Almost never associated with infection, in which case subject would be symtomatic with pelvic pain or have urinary symtoms. Also virtually no chance of malignancy, or little chance of prosatic enlargement or urethral stricture in which case urinary stream would be slow ; thin. ...Read more

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My white blood cells are 17500. What exactly does that mean?

My white blood cells are 17500. What exactly does that mean?

Get it worked up,,: This can be an infection in your body somewhere, but it might be something else. If it is infectious in nature, you would likely have other symptoms like fever and chills and a general feeling of malaise or being tired. Otherwise, a possible blood disorder should be ruled out. The first best step is to see your doctor for an initial work-up/evaluation to get an accurate idea. Best of luck. ...Read more

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White blood cells and co2 high what would this mean?

White blood cells and co2 high what would this mean?

It depends: It will be difficult to come to a diagnosis with only these 2 things, but could be due to? Polycythemia.
Need more information. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells mean if low?

Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood cells are high?

SOMETHING: Inflammatory, infectious, or blood cancer is ocurring in your body. Depends on how high also. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have Enlarged White Blood Cells?

Too little info: The look analysis is usually done by a machine where the cells rapidly flow through a small tube. You should speak to your doc about all the factors they measured and the meanings of each. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have to many white blood cells?

Leukocytosis: May mean infection, leukemia, inflammation systemically, high steroid levels. You need to integrate this value with clinical assessment. Cannot be interpreted without further info. ...Read more