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What does an elevated white blood cell count mean?

What does an elevated white blood cell count mean?

Elevated White Count: It all depends on how elevated the results are, but in general this represents a concurrent bacterial infection. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0-14.5 for women and 12-15 for men. Rarely do people actually quote the RBC count number although it is reported on most lab reports. ...Read more

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Whats an alarming white blood cell count?

Whats an alarming white blood cell count?

Depends entirely on: The context. A very low WBC count in the presence of fever can be immediately life threatening. On the high side over 100, 000 can be very concerning in acute leukemia, and very routine and expected in chronic leukemia. ...Read more

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What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

What could a low red blood cell count indicate?

Many causes: Chronic blood loss in menstrual blood, abnormal bleeding in intestine, nutritional, deficiencies, especially iron; lead poisoning, thalassemia, leukemia, hemolytic anemia etc. If you have low red blood count it should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What does a high red blood cell count mean?

What does a high red blood cell count mean?

How high?: Thalassemia may be associated with high RBC count to make up for the small size of RBCs. For polycythemia, you may consult this site: http://www.medicinenet.com/polycythemia_high_red_blood_cell_count/article.htm ...Read more

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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics. ...Read more

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What is a low white cell count ?

What is a low white cell count ?

Infection fighting: cells are found on top of the red oxygen carrying cells if you let blood settle to the bottom of a tube as a grey-green-white layer. The number and type of these cells vary a huge amount among normal people who can fight off infections. The number needs to get close to Zero before you are unprotected from infection, but can be lowered in most any illness that makes you sick (including colds). ...Read more

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What does a high white blood cell count and high platelet count mean?

Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and extent of rise, it may also be associated with bone marrow problems such as myeloproliferative diseases. I suggest a hematology consultation and workup to sort out the underlying cause(s). ...Read more

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White blood cell count is 15. Is this okay?

White blood cell count is 15. Is this okay?

No: That is above the normal range. See your doctor to evaluate it. Possibly related to underlying infection. Some medications like steroids can raise your white count. Other issues related to the bone marrow can affect it. ...Read more

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What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

Chronic : Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (cmml) is a malignancy involving bone marrow stem cells. The median age of onset is 65 to 75 years old. Symptoms can include fever and night sweats, weight loss and feeling tired. Some people could bleed more easily or catch infections more easily. Sometimes the spleen or liver can become enlarged. The white blood cell count could become elevated and there is an increase in monocytes. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes a high white blood cell count?

Stresses: Can be from infection, steroids, some other drugs, or more rarely blood cancer. Need more information and situation/history to narrow. ...Read more

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Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts. ...Read more

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What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean? Do red cell counts rise during infections?

What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean?  Do red cell counts rise during infections?

Leucocytosis: Elevated white cell count can represent many maladies in many people both male and female and also be normal in certain circumstances-like in labor!it can also be normal for certain people.Yes it does go up in infections -that being the most common condition for leucocytosis.It can also be a red flag for leukemia or other body area cancers.No-red cells do not commonly go up in infections ! ...Read more

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What causes a low white blood cell count?

What causes a low white blood cell count?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes a low white blood cell count?

Long list: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050615 ...Read more