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

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 when your white blood cells are always high?

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

Many things: Can be a normal variant, could be a myeloproliferative disorder, could be an infection, however, unlikely if always high. Another thought it could be a chronic inflammatory disorder. Hope this helps. Needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I gave a urine sample they found a high amount of white cells in the urine what does it mean?

I gave a urine sample they found a high amount of white cells in the urine what does it mean?

Or inflammation : If infection not found there are inflammatory conditions that can cause isolated leukocytes on a urine culture. These don't usually need and antibiotic but a urine culture and exam is necessary to decide. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my white cells are low and my liver enzymes are high. I have had hep c for 14 yrs?

What does it mean if my white cells are low and my liver enzymes are high. I have had hep c for 14 yrs?

Need context: We need the context of why these labs were done, as well as any symptoms (and other labs/baseline labs) before we can even begin to make an educated guess as to what these numbers mean. ...Read more

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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean?

How will i know what does a slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean?

It could be infectio: Infections are a common cause of high white blood cell count. White cells in the urine may be due to infection in the urinary tract but sometimes it is simply due to contamination of the urine...So the urince sample needs to be collected cleanly and carefully to avoid contamination. ...Read more

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What does elevated red cells & elevated white cells mean in blood tests?

What does elevated red cells & elevated white cells mean in blood tests?

Cytosis: Erythrocytosis and leukocytosis mean elevation of the rbc and WBC counts respectively above the reference values of the lab. Slight increase could be physiologic reactions but usually when leukocytosis is accompanied by fever, it signifies infection. In your body. Elevation of rbc or WBC with many persistent abnormal young forms could mean early dysplasia or leukemia. ...Read more

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What does low white cells in the body mean?

What does low white cells in the body mean?

May not be an issue!: While it is true that certain connective tissue disease like sjogren's and lupus can cause this, along with viral infections, it is quite common to see a statistically low white count. The most important thing is to determine if your neutrophil count and lymphocyte count are within normal range. But the way, high thyroid levels can also lower white count! best! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for high white cells?

What are the symptoms for high white cells?

Depends on cause: High white cells is not a disease but an abnormal blood test.So we can not describe symptoms of elevated white cells.White cells are high with several bacterial infections in different parts of body, like pneumonia, appendicitis and other infections like that.White cells also can be high in certain leukemias etc.The symptoms are all related to the underlying conditions and too numerous to list here. ...Read more

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Can increased white cells mean cancer?

Can increased white cells mean cancer?

Yes and No: An increase in total white blood cell count has several reason and cancer is just one of them. The most common reason is infection. It can also be due to the use of steroids. Stress can also cause an increase in white cells (but usually modest increase). Finally, yes cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma can be associated with high white cells. ...Read more

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