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Ken Starnes
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What does it mean when your white blood count and red blood count is high?

Ken Starnes
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What does it mean when your white blood count and red blood count is high?

Infection/dehydratio: White blood cells (WBC) are those cells that help fight off infection. The most common reason for an increase is infection, but could indicate a drug reaction, or even some cancers. High red blood cell (rbc) are the cells that carry oxygen to/carbon dioxide from your bodies tissues. High count could be dehydration, heart disease, or low oxygen levels in blood. A doctor can interpret results. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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I am a 31 yo female. My WBC was 19 and my RBC was 3.1 (iron level 8.2). What does it mean to have a high white blood count and a low red blood count?

D/w your doctor: How is your period? Is it heavy? What is your ferritin? Hemoglobin? You should see your doctor and discuss with your doctor about your blood work result. You are anemic and your serum iron is low. You may have an iron deficiency anemia which is related to your heavy cycle perhaps vs other kind of anemia. Wbc can be elevated in different settings-like bleeding, infection, inflammation, cancer etc. ...Read more

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Dr. John Weeks
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What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?

Dr. John Weeks
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What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?

Can't tell: without more information. Discuss this with your physician to interpret how this fits with your symptoms, physical findings, known conditions, etc. Good luck1 ...Read more

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
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Monocytes are 13.3% red blood count 5.38 and white blood count is 5.3 what does this mean?

Dr. Lewis Hassell
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Monocytes are 13.3% red blood count 5.38 and white blood count is 5.3 what does this mean?

Blood counts: Monocytes=a type of white blood cell that can vary widely red blood count=number of red cells in a given volume of blood; your value may be slightly elevated which could indicate several possibilities including polycythemia from smoking or other disease white blood count=number of white cells in a given volume of blood. Includes several different types of cells. Specific numbers of components is more useful than this raw count, which is probably normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Joy Jackson
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Just recieved my blood results back. White blood count is 13.2 , red is 4.12 , hemoglobin is 12.6 , hematocrrit is 37.8 and absolute neutrophils is 9544. What does this mean.

Dr. Joy Jackson
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You : You have a high white blood cell count and an above average absolute neutrophil count. This usually indicates some type of bacterial infection, however these results need to be interpreted by the doctor that ordered them in conjunction with your clinical presentation. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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What can cause both your red and white blood count to increase?

Dr. Michael Dugan
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It depends on how: Much of an increase is seen. A possibility would be myeloproliferative disease such as polycythemia ruba vera. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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My red blood count is 2, white blood count is 4.4, hemoglobin is 7.8, was 5 in in august, what can be done to get it back to normal?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
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My red blood count is 2, white blood count is 4.4, hemoglobin is 7.8, was 5 in in august, what can be done to get it back to normal?

Wow: Those numbers are not good at all - you need to see a hematologist ASAP!!!! ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Can red or white blood count change dramatically overnight on tegretol...or would it be caught with bloodwork every 6 months?

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Can red or white blood count change dramatically overnight on tegretol...or would it be caught with bloodwork every 6 months?

Check 10-11 epoxide: A build up of Carbamazepine 10-11 epoxide can lead to bone marrow suppression after a period in rare instances. Have the CBC re-checked along with a 10-11 epoxide level. If it is elevated you can be switched to another agent like Trileptal or Trokendi ( Oxcarbamazepine) which is basically Tegretol with a hydroxyl side group that cannot be converted to the epoxide. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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White blood count: 5.5, red blood count, 4.99. Are these normal values? Is 5.5 considered low? (doc said range is 4.0-11.0) all other labs normal.

Dr. Ajay Acharya
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White blood count: 5.5, red blood count, 4.99.  Are these normal values?  Is 5.5 considered low? (doc said range is 4.0-11.0) all other labs normal.

yes normal: But it is a comparative value not a fixed one.To be perfect have to be compared with previous values. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dahmes
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Tegretol 600, klonopin3.0, lamictal100, cymbalta 60, vytoryn 10/20 worried about liver.Get checked 4 times yearly.And red/white blood count twice yearly?

Dr. Robert Dahmes
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Get them checked: Absolutely. I would also be concerned about drug-drug interactions among these meds. Have your doc do a drug interaction check with an appropriate app or software package, such as epocrates. ...Read more

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