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White Blood Cell Count Of 14
I've had two labs in six months that showed a white blood cell count of 14.9. What does this indicate?
Your Count is high: White cell count(wbc) can be high from infections or any kind of inflammmation in the body including cancers of the white cells(leukemia). You need to consult a hematologist if the WBC count persists to be above 10, 000 when you check it one more time..One month from the last count. Also it matters what the other blood cells are like such as hemoglobin and platelet counts which are part of blood t. ...Read more
Hoping you can tell me, is white blood cell count of 14 high and should I be worried coz i got lumps in my neck?
See your doctor: A white blood cell count of 14 is just above the upper limit of normal. Having lumps in the neck is not normal and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine FBC shows low white blood cell count (3.9 10*9/L) and neutrophil count (1.4). Everything else normal. Doctor not worried. What can cause this?
Just being alive: There's enormous variation in white blood cell counts from routine blood tests. Just being alive causes 3900 WBCs and 1400 neutrophils, meaning lots of people have these numbers. Numbers are just numbers. So, without the whole story, nothing interesting can be said or concluded about these two numbers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leukopenia : Leukopenia could be a normal variant especially in African-American people. Most common causes of Leukopenia are acute virus infection, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, some bacterial infection, Vitamin b12 deficiency and medications. To make a diagnosis it's important to know the differential of WBC and also other cell lines like Red blood cells and Platelet count. Talk to your Provider for evaluation ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple reasons: A low white blood vell count can be present due to medications or drugs, chronic infections (e.g.Viral infections), autoimmune conditions, blood cancers, nutritional deficiencies, congenital problems or bone marrow failure states among other reasons. A thorough evaluation by a hemtologist is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Close to normal: The normal white blood cell count varies mildly with each laboratory but roughly is between 5.0-10.0 the term " borderline" is used for any slight variation of that range ( up or down). Your provider will determine the significance of it and if it's necessary further follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe nothing: The upper range of "normal" is about 10,000. Being slightly up is not really a big deal. White blood counts rise in the face of an infection or inflammation. It's your body's immune system doing its job. You may be fighting off a viral infection, or it may be "normal" for you. Why was it done? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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