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Doctor insights on: White Blood Cell Count Numbers

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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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Is a white blood cell count of 3800 anything to be concerned about? Its only 700 below the reference point and all my other numbers are great.

Is a white blood cell count of 3800 anything to be concerned about? Its only 700 below the reference point and all my other numbers are great.

Do not worry: Lab values are often fluctuating and a single test is not definitive. If you and your doctor that ordered the test are in touch, ask for follow up if there is concern for leucopenia, either from drugs or other causes. The white cell counts varies in relation to age,activity, immune status, treatments etc and are best correlated with your own health with your doctor. Take care and do not worry. ...Read more

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I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm ?

I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm ?

No: In the absence of moth sores or recurrent infections no need to work up a mildly low neutrophil count. This is very common in african americans and those of northern european ancestry. ...Read more

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What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0-14.5 for women and 12-15 for men. Rarely do people actually quote the RBC count number although it is reported on most lab reports. ...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?

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