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Does a low neutraphil white count affect fertility?

Does a low neutraphil white count affect fertility?

Generally no: It should not have any impact. The area of immunology is very interesting but very poorly understood. I would be concerned about a high neutrophil count if anything. ...Read more

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How long does the white count stay elevated after getting corticosteroids?

How long does the white count stay elevated after getting corticosteroids?

Not sure: The white blood cell count may increase within 3-4 hours of taking corticosteroids. I am not sure that there is an accurate time for the decrease. Much of it would depend on how long acting the steroid is. ...Read more

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My white count has been elevated for a few months and im not sick any ideas?

My white count has been elevated for a few months and im not sick any ideas?

How high?: Which subtype of wbcs are up - neuts, lymphs, other? Can be nothing or footprints of another inflammatory condition. Also some meds on the list. That having been said, chronic myeloid leukemia can be fairly asymptomatic, so don't just ignore this issue if your doc says it needs work up. ...Read more

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If u had nonhodgkins lymphoma, low degree, stage two, white count 14, what would u be doing to remain healthy and stay healthy?

If u had nonhodgkins lymphoma, low degree, stage two, white count 14, what would u be doing to remain healthy  and stay healthy?

Eat well,rest,laugh!: I assume you have follicular lymphoma and are not receiving chemo at this time. This is a slow disease and will wax and wane over many years. Staying in general good health is important, so eat well, get good sleep, get the flu vaccine every year, and keep your stress level low. Take life as it comes and enjoy the simple things. And laugh a lot! ...Read more

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With my white count up to fourteen, I have nonhodgkins lymphoma , is there anything i can do to bring it down and keep it there?

With my white count up to fourteen, I have nonhodgkins lymphoma , is there anything i can do to bring it down and keep it there?

Talk to oncologist.: With nhl, you should be talking to your oncologist about your concerns. Generally there is nothing one can do about their WBC count. ...Read more

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I know my white count is normal on 9.8. What i want to know, is why is it slightly on the high range? Always. Why not on the mid range? Causes?

I know my white count is normal on 9.8. What i want to know, is why is it slightly on the high range? Always. Why not on the mid range? Causes?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. Reference ranges for labs are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. A few screwball internet sites give the midrange as "optimal." ignore them. There are a host of genes, known and unknown, that affect baseline counts. Life's difficult enough without your troubling yourself about the vagaries of lab tests. Give yourself a break. ...Read more

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What is mononucleosis white count?

What is mononucleosis white count?

Number of white cell: A mono white count is the number of white blood cells in your blood stream when you have mononucleosis. Typically the wbc's are more lymphocytes and those lymphocytes look more 'fuzzy' under the microscope than usual lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are actively fighting off the epstein barr virus. ...Read more

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Infant presenting with high white count 24.8 and hemoglobin of 6.8?

Infant presenting with high white count 24.8 and hemoglobin of 6.8?

This child is ill: You need a ton more information to figure out what is going on with this infant -from how old to the results of very many physical findings and history to may more lab tests. All one can say is this baby is seriously ill and if not in the hospital needs extremely close follow-up until the causes of the severe anemia and high white count are found. Work with doc and get care now. ...Read more

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Is my white count high because I fell, got scrapes, and broke a bone?

Is my white count high because I fell, got scrapes, and broke a bone?

Yes: An elevated white count, called "leukocytosis" can be caused by many things including infection, inflammatiopn, leukemia, traum, or stress. It can also be caused by pregnancy iin the final month, drugs, and smoking. Following trauma you can get an elevation of the count, but if it persists, further investigation is indicated to rule out infection such as a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Would your white count being up would it cause head ach and what would make it be up?

Would your white count   being up would it cause head ach and what would make it be up?

Unclear question: It is difficult to answer this question. There are several different types of white cells like leucocyts, lymphocytes, basophils, and eosinophils. When you say white cell count is up you do not mention which of these is up. Each type of cell has a different reason to be up. Please try to be more specific. ...Read more

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