Top
20
Doctor insights on: White Blood Cells And Inflammation

Share
1

1
Went to ER yesterday. Elevated white blood cells and some inflammation, no evidence of appendicitis, now my right side hurts to the touch. Go back in?

Went to ER yesterday. Elevated white blood cells and some inflammation, no evidence of appendicitis, now my right side hurts to the touch. Go back in?

Yes: if whatever caused your problem yesterday is getting worse, you should be re-evaluated. Sometimes appendicitis is not obvious at first. Problems with your ovary, tube or urinary tract could also be causing the pain. Good luck! ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
2 doctors agreed:
2

2
What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
2 doctors agreed:
What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Too many white blood cells?

Too many white blood cells?

WBCs: There are many conditions that can cause too many white blood cells. If this is occurring you should discuss this with your doctor to determine the cause and to obtain proper treatment if necessary. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What causes low white blood cells?

What causes low white blood cells?

Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , such as a leukemia. However, it also depends on how long it has been low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

8

8
Is it bad to have 20, 000 white blood cells?

Too many White cells: It is not bad. But it is abnormal. And you doctor will have to work with you to figure this situation out. An elevated white blood cell count commonly is evidence of a bacterial infection. There are some other more concerning possibilities but they should be ruled in or ruled out with further testing. ...Read more

10

10
What are reasons why my white blood cells are low?

What are reasons why my white blood cells are low?

Hard to say!: Is this a new problem? Are you sick? On any new meds or supplements? Lots of things can cause a low white blood cell count. Any test, whether normal or not, has to be interpreted in light of the symptoms you are having. If this was found on a routine blood test and you feel fine, it may be nothing, and should be repeated later to see if it is still low. Talk to your doc on what followup to do ...Read more

11

11
What would happen if we didn't have white blood cells in our body?

Deficient white cell: If someone has no white blood cells he would be at risk of overwhelming systemic infection and death. White cells protect us from infection and keep our immune system functioning. ...Read more

13

13
Could i bleed white blood cells?

Could i bleed white blood cells?

Along with other: blood components. White blood cells are also lost when ever there is bleeding. You cannot selectively bleed white cells. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Low white blood cells after flu?

Low white blood cells after flu?

Myelosuppression: Some viruses can cause leukopenia from myelosuppresion (bone marrow suppresion). This is transient and resolves on its own. ...Read more

15

15
Do white blood cells make you immune?

Antibodies +: The immune system has two main arms controlled by two types of lymphocytes, t cells and b cells. B cells respond to antigens (such as on viruses) by making specific antibodies which bind to the antigens and identify them as foreign for other cells (macrophages) to destroy them. T cells respond to foreign antigens by destroying the cells which have them. Immunology is a complex science. ...Read more

16

16
What causes migraines and low white blood cells?

What causes migraines and low white blood cells?

No relation: there is a lot of theory of what caused migraine headache low white cell is not one of them most likely they are not connected low white cell could make you vulnerable for infection make sure you keep following with your doctor and follow their advice it could turn to a serious problem Hope this helps! thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

17

17
Why is aids not attacked by our white blood cells?

Why is aids not attacked by our white blood cells?

It is: The attack is not successful as the virus keeps changing its structure and antigenicity. So by the time while cells learn to attache the virus, the virus has changed its character.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

18

18
Please tell me, could you bleed white blood cells?

Please tell me, could you bleed white blood cells?

No: You only bleed blood. Blood contains red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma. You can not selectively bleed white blood cells. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

19

19
Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Infection: A lot of white cells in the urine usually means an infection. The infection could be in the urine - a bladder infection - or the cells could be coming from the vagina - which would mean a cervical or vaginal infection. With a bladder infection there is pain with voiding and voiding frequently. With a vaginal infection - itch, irritation, discharge or odor, and often pain. Check and treat this. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
349 doctors shared insights

Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more