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What is the most common reason to have a white blood cell count of 12.7?

What is the most common reason to have a white blood cell count of 12.7?

Infection: Is the most common cause of a mildly elevated white blood cell count. Most bacterial infections result in elevated wbcs with primarily neutrophils. Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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Is 14000 a high white blood cell count for. 12 year old female. She is weak and I am concerned but the er is sending her home.

Is 14000 a high white blood cell count for. 12 year old female. She is weak and I am concerned but the er is sending her home.

Not specifically: The single level of 14K on a white count is not enough information to know if the issue is minor or not. It is not particularly high, and could reflect a stress reaction to any stress that took you to the ER. Proper evaluation and treatment requires a history and exam. With that in hand, they are more likely to make a proper assessment. Discuss this with the doc/staff. Read more

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In may my white blood cell count was 12, three months later it's 14. I'm only tired and feel like I'm gaining weight and my upper stomach buldges like?

In may my white blood cell count was 12, three months later it's 14. I'm only tired and feel like I'm gaining weight and my upper stomach buldges like?

Elevated WBC: Well, it's too hard to know what's going on just with a piece of lab result and not knowing the whole history, I suggest that you follow closely with an Internist or your family doctor. High blood cell count could be normal variant, due to infection, inflammation and sometimes blood cancer but your symptoms are not consistent with blood cancer. Read more

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My daughters white blood cell count is 12.6 and platelets are 442 and carbon dioxide is 20 should I be concerned?

My daughters white blood cell count is 12.6 and platelets are 442 and carbon dioxide is 20 should I be concerned?

Probably Not: Not really, but the context of whu these tests were done is important. Tha numbers are not really concerning otherwise. Read more

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My white blood cell count has been between 12.4 to 15.7 over the last five years and no one has addressed this problem what could cause this?

My white blood cell count has been between 12.4 to 15.7 over the last five years and no one has addressed this problem what could cause this?

Have you asked?: My first question to you is "Have you asked your doctor? " and, if so, have you asked "Is this a problem"? " My best advice is to ask your doctor these questions. If your WBC count has remained stable for 5 years and you don't have any progressive symptoms, there's an excellent chance that the problem hasn't been addressed simply because there isn't a problem. That certainly is my hope for you! Read more

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Hi I recently went to my local clinic had some blood work done and my white blood cell count came out being 12 what does that mean I'm scared?

Hi I recently went to my local clinic had some blood work done and my white blood cell count came out being 12 what does that mean I'm scared?

A little high...: But cannot be judged without other information such as presence or absence of symptoms, the differential count (percentage of different kind of white cells). It can be nothing, probably is not relevant. Read more

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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. Read more

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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 do I reduce white blood cell count?

Why do you want to: Do that? What is your cell count? Do you have an infection? Do discuss the matter with your doctor. Read more

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How can I reduce white blood cell count?

How can I reduce white blood cell count?

Depends: Why is your white blood cell count high? Two common causes are infection and leukemia. These require specific treatments and are not a do it yourself matter. Read more

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How high is high white blood cell count!?

How high is high white blood cell count!?

HIGH WBC >10.5k: A normal white blood count (WBC) is in the range: 4k--10.5k (4000-10, 500) in most labs around the country. So any WBC >10.5k is elevated. I see elevated wbc's all the time, so I recommend following it closely (perhaps rechecking in 1 month with 'a differential'). If you have symptoms of a blood disorder you may need further testing, now. Read more

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Low white blood cell count, implications?

Low white blood cell count, implications?

Many: Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to infections. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. 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's an alarming white blood cell count?

What's 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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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 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