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I have iron deficiency and lack of vitaminb12 last time I checked blood count results was 10, I have low red and white blood cells. Help?

I have iron deficiency and lack of vitaminb12 last time I checked blood count results was 10, I have low red and white blood cells. Help?

This is serious: If you are truly B12 deficient (there are some crooked labs), you need to find the cause, and also an explanation for the lack of iron in your blood (poor diet, blood loss from periods, into gut, etc). I hope that if you are a vegetarian, you are taking appropriate supplements so as not to ruin your health. Please let your physician give you a complete workup, and also seek other possible causes. ...Read more

Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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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

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What causes a decrease in white blood cells?

Many things: Medication, viral infection, primary blood disease such as leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome for a start. ...Read more

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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

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What occurs if the body stopped making white blood cells?

Infection: The most likely effect would be infection. These would typically be severe/life-threatening, and often-times not commonly seen in the general public (weird fungal and bacterial infections), but more common in patients with low WBC counts, such as those on chemo or with hiv/aids. ...Read more

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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

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What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What causes low white blood cells in health person I am a black male 51 y/o in very good health?

What is the actual: Count. Normal white cell count can range from 3-4 at the lower end to about 11 at the upper end. Also one needs a differential count and levels of hemoglobin and platelet counts for proper interpretation. ...Read more

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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!
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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

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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

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What is the function of centrioles in white blood cells?

What is the function of centrioles in white blood cells?

Cell division: Centrioles are involved in cell division in all cells, not just 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

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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

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Do white blood cells carry oxygen?

Do white blood cells carry oxygen?

No: Red blood cells carry oxygen. White blood cells fight infections.
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

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Can you see white blood cells in urine?

Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells in urine mean?

What does white blood cells in urine mean?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. ...Read more

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Which vitamin helps boost white blood cells?

Which vitamin helps boost white blood cells?

None specifically: Why are the wbcs low? Has someone told you a vitamin may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Does cancer cause elevated white blood cells?

Yes it can on occasi: Advanced cancer can be associated with high white blood cell (wbc) count. It is called a para-neoplastic syndrome and is felt to be due to chemicals released from cancer cells which then stimulate production of wbcs. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells in the colon mean?

White blood cells: This suggests the presence of some form of inflammation. ...Read more

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Why do I have white blood cells on my pap exam?

Why do I have white blood cells on my pap exam?

White blood cells: This is a suggestion of the presence of some form of inflammation. ...Read more

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What are reasons for white blood cells in urine?

Infection: White cells (leucocytes) are the bodies way to fight infection. White cells in the urine are due to infection somewhere in the urinary tract. The infection could be in the urethra, bladder or kidney. In males the sexual delivery system could also be infected. Hopefully the specimen containing the white cells was collected properly and if so it could be analyzed for bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Do white blood cells increase when you have aids?

Do white blood cells increase when you have aids?

NO.: Typically there is a reduction in lymphocytes, white blood cells that are involved in immunity. ...Read more

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What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

Usually infection: Urinary infection is commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine. ...Read more

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White blood cells and co2 high what would this mean?

White blood cells and co2 high what would this mean?

It depends: It will be difficult to come to a diagnosis with only these 2 things, but could be due to? Polycythemia.
Need more information. ...Read more

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How do bacteria trigger the b and t white blood cells?

How do bacteria trigger the b and t white blood cells?

Yes - normally: I'm not sure of the question. The immune system has many cells but includes the b and t lymphocytes are normally activated and respond to infection including bacterial infection. So, the normal immune system is stimulated by normal potential risks to the body including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The predominant cell vs bacteria are neutrophils. ...Read more

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What does increase white blood cells on the cervix mean?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests an inflammation of some sort. ...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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Please explain what does white blood cells in urine mean?

Please explain what does white blood cells in urine mean?

White cells in urine: WBC's in urine mean inflammation anywhere in the urine collecting system, starting from the outer part of genitals all the way up to the kidneys. Usualy infection is the frequest cause, but other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration may cause white cells to show in urine. Get your urine retested after hydration fo further treatmetn options. ...Read more

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For what reason is aids not attacked by white blood cells?

For what reason is aids not attacked by white blood cells?

Competition: Aids has as a primary target, the white cells involved in defense against invading organisms. So it neutralizes the very cells which might be used to defend against it. The battle is a competition between the reproduction of the aids virus and the ability of the patient to manufacture un affected white cells which can attack the virus. ...Read more

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What causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

What causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

Quite a few things: Infection, myeloproliferative disease, chronic leukemias, physiologic stress, medications and heavy smoking to name a few. ...Read more