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White Blood Cell Count 12
RBC count does not:
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 White cell count is mildly elevated and may indicate and infection. However, the red cell count you reported is unlikely to be correct. Talk to the doctor who ordered these tests.
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more
There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacterial infections can lead to depletion of wbcs. Viruses can also destroy wbcs temporarily. Certain medicines and drugs can cause low white blood counts and auto-immune diseases (where the body's immune system attacks itself) are another cause. ...Read more