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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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White Cell Count (Overview)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such as eosinophils and basophils.


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What does low white cell count, positive p anca, upset stomach , gallstones, deficiency of D vitamin mean ?

What does low white cell count, positive p anca, upset stomach , gallstones, deficiency of D vitamin mean ?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease, stones or passing a gallstone can feel like stabbing pain into your back. The severity can be so intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Your doc will get blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. You may have 2nd diagnosis. Risk/benefit analysis is usually in favor of laprascopic cholecystectomy aka gallbladder removal. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman
85 doctors shared insights

White Cell Count (Overview)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such as eosinophils and basophils.


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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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How to increase white cell count in myself?

How to increase white cell count in myself?

The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does your white cell count tell you whether you have cancer?

Does your white cell count tell you whether you have cancer?

Maybe: Bone mrrow cancers (leukemias) can cause abnormal wbcs in the blood which can be detected on a complete blood count (cbc). Sometimes very low WBC counts are caused by bone marrow malignancy also. But the count alone is not usually helpful in telling if someone has cancer or not. ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with cmml. What is the treatment, prognosis(how long does one have to live with this.Is it painful became ill and white cell count was 89000, got under control with antibiotics. Monocytes have been high for at least 6 six years.

I've been diagnosed with cmml. What is the treatment, prognosis(how long does one have to live with this.Is it painful became ill and white cell count was 89000, got under control with antibiotics. Monocytes have been high for at least 6 six years.

It : It is good that you are trying to read and find out more about your condition. Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia is a serious diagnosis, but there are many new aggressive treatments for your condition. This is a website from american cancer society that i find very helpful: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/index be sure that you feel completely comfortable with your hematologist and that you get aggressive treatment, as there are many treatments available. Be careful when reading literature, because we all worry about the worst situations, which literature mainly addresses. Be sure to talk to other patients who have had this and you will hear more positive stories of success also. ...Read more

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Last two days fever but not know check blood test test result is white blood cell count high neutrophils high and lymphocytes low and urine albu pos?

Last two days fever but not know check blood test test result is white blood cell count high neutrophils high and lymphocytes low and urine albu pos?

Seems OK.: As long as you feel fine or are getting better these lab tests don't indicate much. Depending upon where you grew up and live in India these symptoms could represent serious disease, but the labs don't show anything specific. The way you feel should guide whether you need further testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an elevated white cell count?

What does it mean if you have an elevated white cell count?

Leukocytosis: If there is elevated white cells it usually means there is infection or sepsis in the body. High white cell count also occurs with certain leukemias, and due to certain medications like neurogenic, steroids etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

Varies: Usually the WBC goes up in response to some kind of infection or inflammatory condition in the body. If the white cells are abnormal, it can be a sign of a blood disease like a leukemia. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of persistent WBC elevation. ...Read more

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What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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Low platelet count normal white cell count?

Low platelet count normal white cell count?

Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, bone marrow problem, spleen enlargement, autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is a low white cell count ?

Infection fighting: cells are found on top of the red oxygen carrying cells if you let blood settle to the bottom of a tube as a grey-green-white layer. The number and type of these cells vary a huge amount among normal people who can fight off infections. The number needs to get close to Zero before you are unprotected from infection, but can be lowered in most any illness that makes you sick (including colds). ...Read more

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What can cause a low white cell count?

Many things: It may be a developmental defect, severe infection, chemotherapy, bone marrow fibrosis, auto-immune disorders and more. You may consult this site for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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How to increase white cell count in myself?

The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low white cell count?

What are the causes for low white cell count?

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