Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When Your Wbc Is Low

Share
1

1
What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman
85 doctors shared insights

White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more


2

2
What does it mean when your RDW is high?

What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more

3

3
What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

It usually means: you have an infection somewhere that is causing it to rise above normal. Do you have some type of infection? ...Read more

5

5
What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or other chronic liver diseases . Analysis of a full liver panel as well as additional tests are the best means of defining the cause. See your doctor for further testing if indicated. ...Read more

6

6
What does it mean when the MCV is normal and RDW is low and what does it mean when the grf is 87?

What does it mean when the MCV is normal and RDW is low and what does it mean when the grf is 87?

Nothing.: Mcv is red cell size. Rdw is the variation in red cell size. A low RDW has no meaning. Gfr is a way of measuring kidney function, and a GFR over 60 is of no concern. ...Read more

7

7
What does it mean when your platelets are low?

What does it mean when your platelets are low?

Thrombocytopenia: It means you could be easily. There are different levels of low platelets. Depending on how low, your overall health, your medications, comorbid medical condition your doctor will determine the proper treatment. Normal level is >150, 000. Most people don't have problems if above 100, 000. Below 100, 000 needs more attention. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What does it mean when your cortisol is too low?

What does it mean when your cortisol is too low?

Low Cortisol: Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands. It is called the stress hormone, and is produced in response to either a physical stress or a mental stress, or both. Cortisol has a diurnal pattern, which means it starts highest in the morning and drops gently, and then is very low at night. Low cortisol is using referring to the flattening of the usual curve so that it is lower than it should be. ...Read more

10

10
What does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? Is it good or bad? And why?

What does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? Is it good or bad? And why?

Viral: Usually if we do a blood count for a person with an infection would look at the total white count as well as the differential. A high white count with a lotto neutrophils suggest bacterial infection whereas a white count with a lot of lymphocytes is more suggestive of ireland flexion. There is no value judgment per se whether it is good or bad. It is relative to the problem at hand. ...Read more

11

11
What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

Thrombocytosis: High platelet count is indicative of either a primary bone marrow myeloproliferative disorder or a secondary cause like iron deficiency, stress. Primary disorders include et essential thrombocytosis are driven by jak2 mutation or CML driven by bcrabl mutation. High platelets cause risk of vascular thrombosis, tia, cva, mi. Underlying cause have to be diagnosed and treated to normalize counts. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What can it mean when your hemoglobin is high?

What can it mean when your hemoglobin is high?

See a blood speciali: A hematologist can figure it out. You need to be checked for polycythemia which is a low grade cancer of the blood which is often treated with blood letting although there is a new drug now on the market to treat it. For this you need to consult the hematologist, . ...Read more

14

14
What does it mean when your phosphorus is high what can you do?

What does it mean when your phosphorus is high what can you do?

Kidney disease: The phosphorus level can be high in kidney disease, parathyroid disease, usually with abnormal calcium level. It may be high if taking too much supplement. If you take supplement stop taking it. Discuss with your doctor why was it checked. ...Read more

15

15
What does it mean when your anion gap is high?

What does it mean when your anion gap is high?

Acidosis: It means there is too much acid in your blood at the expense of more negatively charged substances (anions) being consumed (bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) and chloride) than positively charged substances (unmeasured cations h+), which consume the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). ...Read more

17

17
What does it mean when your cortisol level is very abnormally low?

What does it mean when your cortisol level is very abnormally low?

Collection time ?: Well it depends on the time of when your cortisol level was checked. Maximal level of cortisol is usually between 5:00a-8:00am with the lowest (nadir) levels being after 5pm (almost zero level by bedtime). If your having symptoms such as malaise, increased napping, headaches, stomach ache or low bs, you may have adrenal insufficiency and will need referral to an endocrinologist for further testing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What does it mean when my ferritin level is high? What exactly is ferritin anyway?

What does it mean when my ferritin level is high? What exactly is ferritin anyway?

Storage iron: You need a certain amount of the element in storage, but having too much can mate you sick. If very high, you likely have hemochromatosis, which is very Serious but very easy to treat. ...Read more

19

19
What does it mean when your platelet levels are too low?

What does it mean when your platelet levels are too low?

At risk for bleeding: Platelets are the cells in your blood line to help your blood to clot. When they are low, you may bruise easy and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. You need to follow up with your doctor to evaluate for a cause of your low platelets. ...Read more

20

20
What does it mean if your white blood count is low 4.6?

What does it mean if your white blood count is low 4.6?

Get details: "treat the person, not the numbers." unless this is due to a very low absolute count of neutrohils or a very low absolute count of lymphocytes, it should not be a concern. Your physician has the absolute counts. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more