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Doctor insights on: White Blood Cell Levels

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Does allergy shots lower white blood cell levels?

Does allergy shots lower white blood cell levels?

No change in WBCs: As long as you are referring to allergen immunotherapy and not steroid injection there is no data suggesting any significant change in white cell blood counts. Steroids on the other-hand often effect blood counts. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult?

What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult?

Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. Infectious hepatitis abd liver failure can also raise bilirubin. Hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells) can also raise your bilirubin. Please follow up with your doctor because additional work up is needed. ...Read more

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What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

Need diagnosis...: Before you can be treated, you need a diagnosis. The high WBC count may be due to an infection. If you add to this a low oxygen saturation, you may have a respiratory infection like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count in low according to my blood work. How do I get it back to normal levels?

You don't: A low white count is often normal. There is really nothing you can do to raise it. Discuss the results with your doctor and ask if anything further needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

Slightly high: Wbc count is usually insignificant, but the elevated urine protein needs to be evaluated soon for any indicators of renal insufficiency and treated. Contact the individual ordering the lab tests, . ...Read more

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If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a culture is collected instead of a nice sterile clean sight. The baby should be catheterized with a tiny feeding tube or small cath tube and a truly clean specimen obtained. So many false positives from dirty specimens and then unclear results. ...Read more

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Can a lithium level of 2.5 cause seizures and a raised white blood cell count?

Can a lithium level of 2.5 cause seizures and a raised white blood cell count?

Yes: A lithium level of 2.5 is about twice the upper level of the recommended range. Lithium toxicity can occur at lower levels than this. Usual early symptoms are hand tremors and diarrhea, at higher levels seizures can occur. List of symptoms here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002667.Htm raised WBC count happens even at usual (nontoxic) doses ; is not dangerous. ...Read more