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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

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Liver testing: With the situation of elevation of liver enzymes and white blood cells, this requires a follow up with a physician to rule out an infection. Further imaging including abdominal ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen may be warranted as well depending on the physical examination by the physician. ...Read more

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What does elevated red cells & elevated white cells mean in blood tests?

What does elevated red cells & elevated white cells mean in blood tests?

Cytosis: Erythrocytosis and leukocytosis mean elevation of the rbc and WBC counts respectively above the reference values of the lab. Slight increase could be physiologic reactions but usually when leukocytosis is accompanied by fever, it signifies infection. In your body. Elevation of rbc or WBC with many persistent abnormal young forms could mean early dysplasia or leukemia. ...Read more

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Does CBC blood test include white and red blood cell count?

Does CBC blood test include white and red blood cell count?

It can,,,: CBC stands for Complete Blood Count, which includes platelet, white blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. These last 2 values indicate the amount of blood in your body by concentration and percent of blood volume. A more thorough report can also show the size range and number of red cells along with a differential of the white cells. ...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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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics. ...Read more

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Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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High white blood cell and platelet count, is this bad?

High white blood cell and platelet count, is this bad?

Cause: There are some primary bone marrow problems that can raise WBC (eg, leukemias like cll) or platelets (pv, et). Far more likely is an inflammatory reaction such as infection causing an increase in "acute phase reactants". More context is needed. Since someone ordered the complete blood count (CBC) for a reason, what was that reason, and what was that physicians interpretation? ...Read more

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Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily: There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias. ...Read more

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What causes elevated liver function and white blood cell count?

What causes elevated liver function and white blood cell count?

Sounds like: It could be an infection or a medication. Hard to say without the clinical context. ...Read more

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What causes high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells?

Proteinuria/pyuria: Leucocytes are white blood cells (wbcs). So, high protein and high wbcs equals infection until proven otherwise by a negative urine culture. Take infection out of the equation, then some time or damage to the kidney filters is next on my list, but when this happens there is usually red cells in the urine. This takes me back to urine infection or some other type of genitourinary infection. ...Read more

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What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more

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What?Causes a high white blood cell count?

What?Causes a high white blood cell count?

High WBC: You could have inflammation rather than infection. A sed rate and CRP are helpful tests to rule this out. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

Could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

Not usually: Elevated white counts tend to be a hallmark of a bacterial infection, not a fungal infection--particularly in the nails. ...Read more

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How are low white blood cell count and sickle cell connected?

How are low white blood cell count and sickle cell connected?

None: Actually, patients with sickle cell disease often have white blood cell counts that are higher than normal. This is a characteristic of the disease and not necessarily a sign of infection. ...Read more

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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

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Is a white blood cell count of 36000 high?

Yes: The normal upper limit is about 11, 000. See this site for more information on complete blood cell count. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more

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Elevation in white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Elevation in white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Need actual values: It would be useful to have the total and differential counts. Usually the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to advise. ...Read more

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White blood cell 4.27 ?

Low normal: Normal white cell count is from 4 to 11. More information is needed about the differential count etc. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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How does white blood cell donation?

The approach: Us to give WBC stimulating factor (neupogen) and then collect cells with a procedure called leukaphoresis. It takes several hours. ...Read more

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What are normal white blood cell counts?

What are normal white blood cell counts?

4500-10000: In adults: typically 4, 500-10, 000 white blood cells per microliter is considered normal. ...Read more

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How can high white blood cell be reduced?

White blood cells: There are many types of wbcs, and many causes for increases in numbers or percentages of particular wbcs. You need to provide more info and rephrase your question. ...Read more

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What happens when a white blood cell dies?

What happens when a white blood cell dies?

Recycled: Body recycles its dead cells, that included white blood cells as well as cells in other organs. Enzymes breakdown the proteins, fats and DNA and the components get reused. If there is inflammation and too many WBC accumulate and die, that results in pus formation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell?

What are the causes of low white blood cell?

Too many to list: Infections, medications, chemotherapy, hereditary conditions, bone marrow disorders, autoimmune disorders, an enlarged spleen, alcohol intake, B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, just to name a few. A hematologist is a physician with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low white blood cell?

What could be the cause of low white blood cell?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me all symptoms of low white blood cell?

Please tell me all symptoms of low white blood cell?

Leukopenia: This depends on the cause. There is high susceptibility to infections, with signs & symptoms of infection if it occurs, generalized malaise & weakness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lessen my white blood cell?

Can you tell me how I could lessen my white blood cell?

Depends on cause: What is your white cell count? Why would you want to lower it? Do you have a diagnosis? One needs to address the cause of elevated white cell count, if you have elevated white cell count. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: white blood cell?

One type: Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or more rarely tumorous change. ...Read more

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Is white blood cell goes up or down naturally? No alternative meds to make it stable?

White blood count: The white blood count, or neutrophil count, varies on a regular basis within a normal range, in response to various challenges to the immune system. It is normal for it to vary somewhat, and it would not be a good idea to take anything to try to make it not respond. If it raises to an abnormal level, it needs to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a series of fluctuating white blood cell counts: in the 3.0 range then 2.5 then 4.2. Should this be of concern? Is this up/down normal?

I have had a series of fluctuating white blood cell counts: in the 3.0 range then 2.5 then 4.2. Should this be of concern? Is this up/down normal?

Hematologist: Low white counts such as yours are not necessarily serious if your red cell series and platelet counts are normal. Occasionally this pattern is seen in connective tissue disorders like lupus, however. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and order the appropriate tests as well as arrange a proper follow-up schedule which is important. ...Read more

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What the happen if vagina always have white blood cell?

It's normal : Bacteria and white blood cells are normally present in the vagina. Foul- smelling discharge, heavy discharge, or bleeding are not normal. ...Read more

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What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more

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What makes the white blood cell of a 2 year old high?

What makes the white blood cell of a 2 year old high?

Leukocytosis: This can be caused by infection, malignancy or other inflammatory processes. Need more info to be specific, but best to discuss this with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why would one need a white blood cell cytochemistry?

Why would one  need a white blood cell cytochemistry?

To understand WBC's: Cytochemistry can reveal WBC dysfunction. It is used in evaluating leukemias. ...Read more