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Blood results came back as CRP 44 and white blood count 14. Dr said last year my CRP was 22 and white blood count 13.5. I feel fine though.

Blood results came back as CRP 44 and white blood count 14. Dr said last year my CRP was 22 and white blood count 13.5. I feel fine though.

If you feel fine: Why are they monitoring these tests? They are somewhat nonspecific and without further information and you feeling fine I would talk to the doc that ordered the tests. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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Had vertigo, diarrhea and vomiting also. Went to E.R. Did tests. Urine very dark. Said my white blood count- 13.5 and gfr of 49. Very worried. Help.

Had vertigo, diarrhea and vomiting also. Went to E.R. Did tests. Urine very dark. Said my white blood count- 13.5 and gfr of 49. Very worried. Help.

Please repost: Please repeat your post: What diagnosis were you given at the ER? These days most ERs give pts info sheets about their diagnoses with aftercare instructions. What do yours read? Have you seen or called, or will you see or plan to call, your primary care practitioner about your illness? If you have not, or do not have a PCP, please let us know why not. Someone your age really needs a PCP. ...Read more

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My white blood count is 13.7 should I be worried?

My white blood count is 13.7 should I be worried?

Elevated WBC: An elevated white blood cell count means something is not right. It is usually a sign of a bacterial infection. But, yes, you need to figure out why it is raised. ...Read more

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White blood count of 13.5. Neutrophils of 10.60. My profile says I'm 16. I'm 62. (Just so you know) Scared about blood work.

White blood count of 13.5. Neutrophils of 10.60. My profile says I'm 16. I'm 62. (Just so you know) Scared about blood work.

Don't be scared: I would love to know more about your health. Your symptoms, your past history, your exam. What meds are you taking?
The white count is slightly up. This is consistent with bacterial infection but not necessarily. You may not need further blood work but if you do you should go for it. Is it the needle? You won't notice. Are you scared of results? Discuss with a doctor you can trust. ...Read more

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My white blood count is 13 and my sedimentation rate us 25 is there a need for concern white blood count has been high a year absolute neutrophil high?

My white blood count is 13 and my sedimentation rate us 25 is there a need for concern white blood count has been high a year absolute neutrophil high?

Hard to say: A WBC of 13, 000 may indicate an acute infection, but the fact that it's been present for a year speaks against it being due to infection. Sed rate is a non specific test and is not diagnostic of anything. It would be worthwhile to review any medications you are taking that might elevate your WBC. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hi my white blood count is 13, 000 and my absolute neutrophils are high. Also have high MCV and mchc. Family history of leukemia.?

Hi my white blood count is 13, 000 and my absolute neutrophils are high. Also have high MCV and mchc. Family history of leukemia.?

Not particularly con: These are nonspecific findings and may just be normal variation or a response to a stressor whether recognized or not. Completely depends upon the clinical context in which they were drawn. There were apparently no concerning abnormal cells and you did not mention any anemia or low platelet counts. Best test would be to re measure and discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Monocytes are 13.3% red blood count 5.38 and white blood count is 5.3 what does this mean?

Monocytes are 13.3% red blood count 5.38 and white blood count is 5.3 what does this mean?

Blood counts: Monocytes=a type of white blood cell that can vary widely
red blood count=number of red cells in a given volume of blood; your value may be slightly elevated which could indicate several possibilities including polycythemia from smoking or other disease
white blood count=number of white cells in a given volume of blood. Includes several different types of cells. Specific numbers of components is more useful than this raw count, which is probably normal. ...Read more

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How can I bring white blood count up?

How can I bring white blood count up?

Depends: What is you white cell count? There are many different causes for a low WBC count and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. If your WBC count is low, please consult a doctor as it is not a do it yourself issue. ...Read more

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Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Low white blood count-what can it mean?

Need more info: What is the actual value? What is the differential count? Do you have any symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood count mean?

How low?: A low white cell count could predispose a person to infections. The reason for low white cell count may be bone marrow malfunction, excessive destruction, often in an auto-immune disorders, and occasionally due to overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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White blood count 3.8 what does this mean?

Nothing.: Interpreting lab tests without context is not wise and may be dangerous. The number looks normal enough but there may be a lot more to the story. ...Read more

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What does white blood count mean when high?

What does white blood count mean when high?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes and meanings for a low or high white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, and other genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

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Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

Is a white blood count of 12.7 a bad thing?

No it's likely fine: Your WBC (white blood count) varies from day to day and can go up and down for a variety of reasons. In pregnancy for example, women will often times have a WBC in the range of 15. Also, 12.7 actually is 12, 700. However, alot of it depends on what your current health condition is and in general a 12.7 by itself is likely ok. ...Read more

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Should a high white blood count be ignored?

Should a high white blood count be ignored?

How high?: What are the symptoms? 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. Please consult your doctor as there is insufficient information in your message to provide valid advice. ...Read more

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How to increase white blood count in someone?

How to increase white blood count in someone?

Depends: If the low count is due to effect of a drug, discuss using a different drug with your doctor. Normal count is 4-11 thousand, and if the person does not have symptoms, there is no need to increase the count. Bacterial infection will increase the count in a normal person, but I am not recommending this modality. ...Read more

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My white blood count is 15.5 is this too high?

My white blood count is 15.5 is this too high?

High WBC: It seems that white blood cell count (wbcv) is high. I would make sure that you have no infection and see a hematologist to see if there are other causes for an elevate WBC apart from infection. ...Read more

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Can you have high white blood count from herps?

Can you have high white blood count from herps?

Not likely: Most of us were infected with herpes I at some time or the other and carry the virus without changes in white blood cell count. Even acute herpes infection is not likely to be associated with remarkable blood count changes, except some increase in lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Was wondering if a white blood count of 3.3 is bad?

Was wondering if a white blood count of 3.3 is bad?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get white blood count up?

Wbc count: Low white blood cell counts are usually a result of a an acute or chronic viral infection, or other conditions of immunosuppression, where the bone marrow cannot keep up with the rate of destruction of white blood cell counts in the blood stream. Discuss this finding with your health care provider as low white blood cell counts indicate your body is less able to fight infections in general. ...Read more

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Why does my baby white blood count keep getting low?

Why does my baby white blood count keep getting low?

See the pediatrician: Check with pediatrician since there are many reasons for leukopenia. Keep present that the lower the neutrophil count, the more vulnerable your baby is to infectious diseases.
One possible cause is autoimmune neutropenia that develops between 6-12 months, with a range of 3-30 months. Spontaneous recovery occurs by age 5 years, and the mean duration of neutropenia is approximately 20 months. ...Read more

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What should someone do to bring white blood count up?

What should someone do to bring white blood count up?

Why do want to do: That? There is no benefit in trying to increase WBC count if you level is normal. If your WBC count is low, you need medical care and not self-treatment. ...Read more

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What does a white blood count of 22 mean in an adult?

Need more info: Blood count of 22 is not meaningful data. 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. If 22, 000 is your white blood cell count, it is elevated and could be due to an infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your white blood count is low 4.6?

What does it mean if your white blood count is low 4.6?

Get details: "treat the person, not the numbers." unless this is due to a very low absolute count of neutrohils or a very low absolute count of lymphocytes, it should not be a concern. Your physician has the absolute counts. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

I was wondering is a white blood count of 29.8 serious?

We don't Rx numbers: This is concerning. If it's a stable chronic lymphocytic leukemia, life expectancy's probably not affected. If it's a person who seems acutely ill with 'just the flu', it's a sign something's probably going on worse than 'just the 'flu'. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a very high white blood count?

Values >11 x 10 (9)/L: The normal white cell range is up to 10.5 x 10 (9)/l for most individuals. Mildly increased valuies (i.e. Up to 25 x 10 (9)/l) can be from infection, inflammation, trauma, steroid use, or even a chronic leukemia. Values well above 25 x 10 (9)/l become more suspicious for a bone marrow disease. Duration of time the WBC have been increased also a key factor. ...Read more

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Said I have low white blood count but I have no symptons?

Leukopenia: I am not sure there are any diagnostic symptoms of having a low White Blood Cell Count. But regardless this is just the beginning. One must now be thoroughly evaluated to find the cause of this abnormality. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

What cause low white blood count and what does it mean for me?

See below: There are a huge number of possible causes for a low white blood cell count. Some include: infection, immune disorders, cancers, andother genetic causes. See your doctor for further infrmation and work up. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more