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About white blood cell scan? What infections can it find?

About white blood cell scan?  What infections can it find?

Bone: This test is often combined with a bone scan to look for bone infection. Mri is considered superior in most cases of bone infection. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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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?

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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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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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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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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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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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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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

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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What are usual reasons for a white blood cell cytochemistry?

Normal vs abnormal: White cells and different type of abnormal cells. Wbc cytochemistry is or was a common test in leukemias. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood cell and you have a low hemoglobin?

What does it mean when your white blood cell and you have a low hemoglobin?

Not clear: Your question did not say whether your white blood cell count was high, low, or normal. A low hemoglobin means you have fewer red blood cells than normal - anemia. There are many different causes for anemia. Discuss your test results with your doctor - you probably will need to discuss how you feel, get a physical examination, and probably have more lab test to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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What are the ranges of white blood cell counts for different kinds of leukemia?

What are the ranges of white blood cell counts for different kinds of leukemia?

Wide range: Zero to "very high" (eg 100's of thousands). Leukemia undergoing treatment may result in a zero white blood cell (WBC) count. Some leukemias may have relatively normal total WBC but abnormal cells (blasts) in the differential. Other leukemias can develop very high WBC counts. So, a wide range is possible. ...Read more

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During a blood test what did a white blood cell differential measure? Mostly high or low good?

During a blood test what did a white blood cell differential measure? Mostly high or low good?

Types of white cells: The differential looks at the different types of white blood cells (WBCs). The number given is a percentage of that type of WBC relative to the other types. There are a number of reasons to have a WBC test drawn, so the real answer depends upon the context of the test. If you are looking for infection, some types of cells may suggest viral (lymphocytes) versus bacterial infection (neutrophils). ...Read more