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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 happens when a 7 years old kid have his white blood cells are high?

What happens when a 7 years old kid have his white blood cells are high?

WBC: Wbc counts typically increase in response to infection. It doesn't necessarily tell us what the exact infection is. It could be viral, bacterial, etc.. But together with a thorough history and physical exam, it could help us make a diagnosis so we can prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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WHite blood cells are high should I be worried dr wants me to see a hematologist... I'm really worried but I feel fine I'm only 28?

WHite blood cells are high should I be worried dr wants me to see a hematologist... I'm really worried but I feel fine I'm only 28?

WBC count: An elevated white blood cell count can signal recent infection or allergy or may be normal for you. What is most important is the type of white blood cell that is elevated. It's good that you feel ok. Ask your doctor if he/she can be more specific. A hematologist is a blood specialist and will give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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My doctor sai my white blood cells are high at 7.6 she's sending me to a hematologist... Shoul I be concerned im 28 and a smoker... For about 2 years?

My doctor sai my white blood cells are high at 7.6 she's sending me to a hematologist... Shoul I be concerned im 28 and a smoker... For about 2 years?

Be aware: Smoking in itself can cause an elevated WBC count, so called smoking induced leukocytosis. Though it's not clear as the unit, as the number you report isn't typically a high WBC based on the most common unit found on blood reports. ...Read more

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My bro is an epileptic patient.His GGT is 416 nd white blood cells are high all other liver tests are well.Wat can we do to lower his GGT ? Plz tell

My bro is an epileptic patient.His GGT is 416 nd white blood cells are high all other liver tests are well.Wat can we do to lower his GGT ? Plz tell

Don't Rx a lab value: About one person in a few hundred naturally runs a high ggt; it's hereditary and this isn't something that needs to be treated. Wbc's fluctuate wildly from hour to hour. If there's no other sign that he's sick and his physician is good with just watching him rather than adjusting his rx to see if it's raising ggt, then the best thing to do is nothing. ...Read more

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How do you decrease high white blood cells?

How do you decrease high white blood cells?

Why do you ask?: There is no need to treat a lab value. If you feel well and there are no abnormal cells, it is almost never a problem to have a moderately elevated white count. If real disease has been diagnosed, manage the disease using the lab as one parameter. ...Read more

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What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high white blood cells , but there can be other causes such as leukemia. ...Read more

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What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

What can cause high white blood cells? How do you lower them?

Leukocytosis: There are various causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, bone marrow disorders like leukemia,certain medications like corticosteroids,etc. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...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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My daughters b-12 level is on the high side but her white blood cells are normal. What should be her next step to find out the cause of her high b-12?

My daughters b-12 level is on the high side but her white blood cells are normal. What should be her next step to find out the cause of her high b-12?

Multivitamins?: The most common cause of high B12 is intake of supplements. High level detected in blood tests have not had proven adverse effects, only low levels can cause pernicious anemia and neurologic difficulties. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests inflammation, probably due to infection. ...Read more

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Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Can a high count in white blood cells cause anxiety? and how do you lower the count in white blood cells?

Depends.: When you have a high white count, it is usually a sign that your body is reacting to so,me type of infection which maybe accompanied by high fever and in some severe cases causes delirium. If the infection is respiratory in nature, you may have difficulty breathing and an anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells?

Proteinuria/pyuria: Leucocytes are white blood cells (wbcs). So, high protein and high wbcs equals infection until proven otherwise by a negative urine culture. Take infection out of the equation, then some time or damage to the kidney filters is next on my list, but when this happens there is usually red cells in the urine. This takes me back to urine infection or some other type of genitourinary infection. ...Read more

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How do I treat elevated white blood cells?

How do I treat elevated white blood cells?

How elevated?: 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, elevated white cells is not a diagnosis. The cause of elevated white cells needs to be treated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be additional tests. ...Read more

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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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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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What to do if I have high neutrophils white blood cells and high hymoglian?

How high?: 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, it would have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more

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What is the consequences of high count of white blood cells in renal failure?

High White Count: A high white count usually indicates that a patient has an infection. When your kidneys fail you are more susceptible to infection for a whole bunch of reasons. The consequence is not so much that your blood count is high, but that you likely have an undiagnosed infection and this needs to be investigated by your dialysis doctor/nephrologist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter was treated for mono but her white blood cells are still high! why?

My daughter was treated for mono but her white blood cells are still high! why?

What treatment?: Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection requiring no specific treatment. High white cell count is not generally expected in "mono" infection. ...Read more

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If you test positive for white blood cells with UTI test are you blood cells low or high?

If you test positive for white blood cells with UTI test are you blood cells low or high?

No correlation: White blood cells in the urine are an indicator of inflammation or infection somewhere within the urinary tract. Common causes include bladder infections and kidney stones. But this does not predict or correlate with the concentration of any type of cells in the blood. ...Read more

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I am having high white blood cells count in my body and due to it I am thinking i get back pain during sitting give me some suggestion ?

The high WBC: Should not cause the back pain but it's the other way around. Hope u learn from these tips. Take care! http://symptoms.rightdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/amenorrhea/pelvic-pain.htm. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. ...Read more

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Hi I have a blood count of 11.6. Does this indicate Leukemia? Should I be worried? How high are white blood cells suppose to be in order to be conside

Hi I have a blood count of 11.6. Does this indicate Leukemia? Should I be worried? How high are white blood cells suppose to be in order to be conside

See below: 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, your WBC count is just above normal and may be your normal. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about it. You may repeat the test at your next visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

What is the cause of high white blood cells and liquid on my ovaries?

Inflammation: The presence of elevated levels of wbcs in the peripheral blood suggests some systemic illness, often infection, but may be due to other factors. Not sure what you mean by liquid on your ovaries, but you may have an infected cyst, abscess, or pelvic inflammatory disease, or other issues. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more