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My blood work back normal except a WBC of 12 dr said I was healthy should I be worried?

My blood work back normal except a WBC of 12 dr said I was healthy should I be worried?

Mild WBC elevation: Your white blood cell count is mildly elevated and is most likely not significant. Some causes of elevated white blood cell count are infection and inflammation. The blood count should be repeated by your doctor. Most of the time it will go back to normal. If it's higher then a work up should be undertaken. Good luck! ...Read more

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


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My WBC is 13.8 two months in a row. I had more blood work done this week. Not feeling bad in anyway. What could be wrong?

My WBC is 13.8 two months in a row. I had more blood work done this week. Not feeling bad in anyway. What could be wrong?

Good question: A WBC that is elevated represents that your body's responce to something. Most often it is an infection. Sometimes the infection does not have symproms. Sometimes your body is responding to non-infectious inflamations. This is why your physician did a good physical and history. That is why you continue testing. Of course it may be abnormal production/abnormal cells/ leukemia. Continue eval. ...Read more

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I am a 31 year old male and recently just had blood work done. My WBC was 5.9 out of a range of 4.0 - 10.4 k/cmm. Is this normal? Does it change much?

I am a 31 year old male and recently just had blood work done. My WBC was 5.9 out of a range of 4.0 - 10.4 k/cmm. Is this normal? Does it change much?

WBC information: Wbc 5.9 is quite normal. White blood cell counts very considerably in a single individual from day to day. White blood cells are the primary mediators of control of infection. But WBC represents the number of different types of cells. These different cells help control the infection, inflammatory reactions, cancer and allergy reactions. ...Read more

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Can repeated blood work (weekly) cause lower blood cell counts? WBC 4.2 last week and now 3.8 this week.

No: In babies, frequent blood testing can cause anemia. In an adult, no. And you are describing your white blood count. It fluctuates wildly hour by hour. I'm glad you're health-conscious and also that I can reassure you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had blood work came back rbc 3-10 hpf and wbc 6-10 hpf higher than the range what does this mean. Dr never mentioned anything.

Had blood work came back rbc 3-10 hpf and wbc 6-10 hpf higher than the range what does this mean. Dr never mentioned anything.

These are Urine test: It looks he had a urine test done. Unless he had some urinary symptoms, it may not mean much. Yet these results are suspect for infection. He should follow it up with his doctor and may be better to repeat the test again to be sure these cells have cleared up especially the red cells should be less than 5 in a normal healthy urinary system. ...Read more

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My blood work show WBC 5.7 and neutrophils 42 and lymphs 50....Is this normal. Thank u?

My blood work show WBC 5.7 and neutrophils 42 and lymphs 50....Is this normal. Thank u?

Probably normal: A WBC of 5700 (5.7 x 10 to the ninth/l) is within normal limits (4000-11000). If 42 and 50 represent percentages, they indicate a very minimally decreased absolute neutrophil count of 2394 (normal: 2500-7500) and a normal absolute lymphocyte count of 2850 (normal: 1500-3500). ...Read more

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Had blood work done-Extremely tired-achy. Result WBC high and PLTS is 302 with range being 130-450 What does this mean?

Had blood work done-Extremely tired-achy. Result WBC high and PLTS is 302 with range being 130-450 What does this mean?

Normal: Your platelets or PLTS for short are your bodies blood cells that initially help you to form a clot. Your level is normal and within the range of 130-450. That is 302, 000!
This can be estimated by looking at a slide however most labs use a coulter counter which counts these and other blood elements by passing the blood over a light beam. ...Read more

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Anytime I get blood work my WBC count is always slightly elevated. This has been over a few years. What would cause this.

Anytime I get blood work my WBC count is always slightly elevated. This has been over a few years. What would cause this.

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If there are no weird cells on your smear, then this is almost certainly just you. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

What is cause of low ferritin level of 12 and wbc low end of range 4.5, wbc always on low end? All other blood work was normal ranges.

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, low ferritin indicates deficiency of iron. If the patient has started menstruating, that may be the cause. She should take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. WBC count of 4.5 is in normal range. ...Read more

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I recently had some blood work done. Results came back. Iron is low, but I also have low WBC (3.4) and high monocyte count (15). Why?

Kindly ask ur: Dr the cause of ur low iron ;white count. These links would give u some ideas. On deficiency anemia among females is usually from heavy menstrual flow related to fibroids or intestinal bleeding and low white count white high monocytes could just be from a viral infection. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003. ...Read more

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My wbc is always around 3 but the rest of my blood work is fine. My doctors tell me that is just normal for me I am never sick. Should I be concerned?

No: Your WBC count is lower than normal, however, as your doctor advised, it may be your normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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If you had HIV would your blood work be out of whack. Rbc. Wbc. Or are there certain test that have to be done.

If you had HIV would your blood work be out of whack. Rbc. Wbc. Or are there certain test that have to be done.

Get HIV test: Except in the acute illness and the end stage, other labs will be normal. If you are concerned, get an HIV test. ...Read more

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In blood work what does it indicate if your WBC is 13.0, pmn 10.1, and sodium is 133 everything else is normal.

Near normal: Wbc and pmns are slightly elevated and sodium is slightly low. Please note that all lab 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. ...Read more

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I had blood work done 5 days after my colonostrohy during which I received anesthesia. Could this have affected my WBC count?

Unlikely: The anesthetic would have a minimal effect of your white count, unless a you received a steroid which can temporarily increase wbc. Suspect cause would be from colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Hi, my question is about my brother he is 33yrs. Old n a meth addict had blood work and he has high WBC is that good or bad and why?

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Hi, my question is about my brother he is 33yrs. Old n a meth addict had blood work and he has high WBC is that good or bad and why?

Leukocytosis: High environment count could indicate an infection, especially if with fever. Best to consult primary care doc. ...Read more

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So I heard lymohoma can cause completely normal blood work. Wbc can be normal. Is this only for stage 1 and 2. Stage 4 would cause something in bw?

So I heard lymohoma can cause completely normal blood work. Wbc can be normal. Is this only for stage 1 and 2. Stage 4 would cause something in bw?

Not simple to answer: Early lymphoma may have normal blood counts, so may untreated advanced lymphoma. However in advanced lymphoma the bone marrow will be affected by the treatment and it is usually not practical to separate the changes due to tumor from those due to treatment. Generally there is decline in all cell types. ...Read more

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Mom stop bp meds cause she ran out for 4 days, been back on them for 4 days but did blood work a week ago and wbc was high? How high is 14, 000 conside

Mom stop bp meds cause she ran out for 4 days, been back on them for 4 days but did blood work a week ago and wbc was high? How high is 14, 000 conside

It is high but: Total WBC count of 14000 is high but it has no relationship to the Blood Pressure or BP Meds she is taking. We can not tell you why her WBC count is. 14000.What about the differential count about Polymorphs, lymphocytes and others. I suggest you discuss with the Doctor who ordered the test about the abnormality and if it needs any treatment or more tests. High WBCs can be due to infection etc. ...Read more

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What does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils in your blood work mean?

What does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils in your blood work mean?

Maybe nothing: Eos can correlate with drug sensitivity and environmental allergy. If the WBC and granulocytes are both low this is neutropenia, a dependent on the degree it could be serious. Need the actual numbers to take stab at it. ...Read more

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Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?

Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?

Myositis: There are many different causes of muscle inflammation. Cholesterol lowering medication class called statins is common cause. Check out http://www.myositis.org/ & http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/myositis-symptoms-treatments-prognosis for starters. Then discuss your results again w/your doc. ...Read more

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Having bone pain and blood work was my neutrophils were 8749 and WBC were 13.0?

Having bone pain and blood work was my neutrophils were 8749 and WBC were 13.0?

R/o osteomyelitis: You need to find out whether you have osteomyelitis before anything else. There are other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils mean with blood work?

Actual values: All lab 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. ...Read more

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I Had blood work come back stating that my Platelets, WBC and Neutro Abs are elevated. What could this mean?

Depends: In many cases, lab values on their own are meaningless without knowledge of the reason they were obtained. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell (wbc) that can go high w infection, inflammation, physical stress, or types of leukemia. Platelets can go high w inflammation or bone marrow disease like thrombocythemia. Mild elevations can be normal for some people. Good to ask doc who ordered it. ...Read more

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Pre-op blood work mean platelet 10.8 high platelet count 150, 000 low WBC 12, 600 high Causes of concern? All related?

Pre-op blood work mean platelet 10.8 high platelet count 150, 000 low WBC 12, 600 high Causes of concern? All related?

You are mixed up!: Your platelet count is perfectly normal (Normal level ranges from 150, 000 to 300, 000. WBC count should be under 10, 000...so your WBC count is a bit high. Check and let us know about your Hemoglobin (Hb) level? If it is <12 Gms, then you have a problem which will require you to go see your PCP to find out the cause of your low Hb and high WBC count. ...Read more