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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count high?

Why is my white blood cell count high?

How high?: Which wbcs are high - neuts? Lymphs? How long? Clinical context? Meds? ...Read more

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How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

Not high at all: Leukemia is a word that means "white blood". Originally leukemia was recognized when the white blood count was very high. However, as we develop a better understanding, we know that leukemia can be associated with a very low, normal, or high white blood cell count. What is important is the process going on in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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How high would my white blood cell count have to be to have leukemia?

How high would my white blood cell count have to be to have leukemia?

Any number: We diagnose leukemia with white blood cell counts that are low, normal and high. Usually the other blood counts are also affected (low hemoglobin, low platelets). ...Read more

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How severe would my white blood cell count have to be for me to have leukemia?

No answer here: Leukemia patients can have low, normal and high wbc. Must have the clinical context, the other CBC numbers and especially the WBC differential. ...Read more

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I'm a vegetarian and I need to get my white blood cell count up. What should I eat?

It won't matter: As far as i know, food does not affect your white blood cell count. I'm puzzled as to why you need to increase your count. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count was 7 and now it is 3 what can this be along with elevated monocytes?

Immune system: This could be serious, your immune system could be overwhelmed by some sort of non bacterial assault. Mold exposure in susceptible people can manifest as low WBC with activation of macrophages (monocytes) are you sick? See a doc who undertands immune system problems. ...Read more

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Every time I have labs done, my white blood cell count is elevated. Should i be concerned, what to do?

Every time I have labs done, my white blood cell count is elevated. Should i be concerned, what to do?

Need more info: What is the total and differential count? Why are you having lab tests done. 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. ...Read more

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For 5 years, my white blood cell count has been elevated. Should i see a specialist to investigate further why?

For 5 years, my white blood cell count has been elevated. Should i see a specialist to investigate further why?

May be: 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, if you were to provide the actual results it may be feasible to render an opinion. ...Read more