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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily: Many conditions such as infection, inflammatory process, infarction can increase white blood cells count. This is a normal body response. However, if white blood cell counts persistently elevated in the absence of infection/inflammation &/or if it is associated with abnormality on the other blood counts-red blood and platelets -further evaluations including bone marrow biopsy is likely needed. ...Read more

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White blood cell count was 17.1. Should I worry about cancer?

White blood cell count was 17.1. Should I worry about cancer?

Need further eval: An elevated wbc, leukocytosis, is frequently a sign of inflammatory response most likely with a response to infection. Further information is required to help categorize it. Go over your results with your primary care. If needed a hematology consult may assist further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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If someone had any type of cancer would the red and white blood cell count be off in a blood test?

If someone had any type of cancer would the red and white blood cell count be off in a blood test?

Not always: Blood counts can be off only if the cancer is of the blood cells (leukemia). Otherwise most cancers do not effect the blood directly. Chemotherapy does alter the blood counts but only temporarily. ...Read more

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I wondering, but why is a high white blood cell count consistent with cancer?

I wondering, but why is a high white blood cell count consistent with cancer?

Says who?: Tasking a cold shower can give you a high white count. If you feel well, the cells are all normal, and the elevation is mild, no further work up is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it true that a low white blood cell count be a sign of cancer?

Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read more

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What do you think, could most cancers result in a higher than normal white blood cell count in a blood test?

What do you think, could most cancers result in a higher than normal white blood cell count in a blood test?

Most will not: Most cancers will not result in an elevated white blood cell count. A type of leukemia called cll is one exception-- these counts can be extremely high. ...Read more

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What is the hemoglobin and white blood cell count for lung cancer?

Varies: If you are getting active chemotherapy- your hemoglobin and white blood cells would be affected by the therapy and may go down low-requiring either treatment, transfusion or a short break from treatment. If your cancer has spread to the bone marrow- your blood counts may be affected. Otherwise, yiur hemoglobin/wbc would vary- from normal, low or high depending on your other medical problems. ...Read more

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How are white blood cell count and cancer connected?

How are white blood cell count and cancer connected?

NONE: There are many types of cancers and they have no correlation with white blood cells, unless you're referring to blood cancer known as leukemia, then the white blood cells mightbe either too low or too high, or you might see immature cells that typically are not seen. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your white blood cell count to fluxuate if you have multiple myloma (cancer of the bone marrow)?

Multiple Myeloma: Hi, White blood cell is low in Multiple Myeloma, now the count even in a normal person can vary from time to time but now the question is how wide of Fluctuation we are talking about and also are you on chemo medication?
If you are on chemotherapy then that could drops your white blood cell count significantly, you need to work with your Oncologist closely to monitor your count.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?

Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?

Yes: Viral infections can cause relatively high white cells, mostly lymphocytes. Look at the whole blood counts, white, red cells, size and shape. And platelets. Any nodes, fever, sweats, weight change, bleeding, sore throat....? Do not put your self in a corner. Think outside the box. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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My husbands had two blood tests within a few weeks. His white blood cell count was around 900 and lymphocytes around 200. What could cancer, HIV or?

My husbands had two blood tests within a few weeks. His white blood cell count was around 900 and lymphocytes around 200. What could cancer, HIV or?

Serious: Don't try to second-guess what is happening. This could be many different things, but all are worrisome and beed to be addressed by a competent physician. I am glad he has a wife who can help at this difficult time. ...Read more

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My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. He has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. Problem?

My husband has colon cancer, his tumor and section of colon were removed yesterday. He has an elevated white blood cell count but no fever. Problem?

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, the elevated white cell count is likely a normal reaction to the trauma of surgery. If he has fever, discharge from the surgical site, pain at the surgical site, then you should consult your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Could periodontitis cause high white blood cell count, elevated platelet count, and low neutrophils. Any causes besides cancer can cause this.

Could periodontitis cause high white blood cell count, elevated platelet count, and low neutrophils. Any causes besides cancer can cause this.

2 separate problems: Periodontitis and gingivitis frequently are seen in patients with neutropenia. 1. See your PCP first for consultation, tests and treatment. 2. See your dentist for periodontal evaluation and treatment, according to PCP recommendations. ...Read more

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Could high white blood cell count and ovarian cysts have anything in common?

Could high white blood cell count and ovarian cysts have anything in common?

Probably not: White blood cells are an indication of infection. Ovarian cysts are not usually caused by infection. An ovarian torsion when the ovary twists on itself causing extreme unrelenting pain can cause an elevated white count. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause my wifes bloodwork to come back with a high white blood cell count?

Can an ovarian cyst cause my wifes bloodwork to come back with a high white blood cell count?

Yes it can: A cyst in this location may produce peritoneal irritation or be the focus of a localized inflammation.Associated it can produce fever, discomfort or severe pain if ruptured. Mass effect also can be present if the cyst is large. It needs a visit to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Was admitted to hospital a year ago with ovarian cysts. Was told that white blood cell count was triple the amount it should have been?

Was admitted to hospital a year ago with ovarian cysts. Was told that white blood cell count was triple the amount it should have been?

See a doc: A high white count can be indicative of many things such as infection or plain inflammation. It is normal to have a high white blood cell count when you are ill. Alone, this test doesn`t mean much and if you are asymptomatic your white count is likely normal now. See your doctor for proper follow up. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause WBC count to increase?

Can ovarian cancer cause WBC count to increase?

See your oncologist: It can if their is an associated infection. See your oncologist or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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If you had ovarian cancer and it ruptured would that cause high WBC count in urine? Would that be very painful in the moment and then stop hurting?

If you had ovarian cancer and it ruptured would that cause high WBC count in urine? Would that be very painful in the moment and then stop hurting?

Peritoneal spread: If ovarian cancer ruptures it would cause the tumor to spread inside the abdominal cavity which is a much more serious issue than the questions you are asking. If you have any doubt, please see your doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

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If I am now concerned I have oral cancer but my w blood cell count is normal can I rule it out?

See dentist or PCP: For consultation and cancer screening tests. The risk of developing oral cancer increases over the age of 40. Best of luck. ...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 is normal range of white blood cell count?

4, 000 - 10, 000: This is somewhat dependent on ethnicity. The normal range for caucasions is 4, 000 - 10, 000/ cubic millimeter. People of color (blacks and asians) tend to have a lower wbc, and their normal may go down to 3, 000. The most prevelent WBC is a neutrophil, and there should be at least 1500 neutrophils for all ethnicities. ...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

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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