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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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients symptoms and physical examination findings. If unsure why a blood test falls outside of the normal range ask your doctor. ...Read more
Leukocytosis is...: ...an increase in the total number of WBCs due to any cause. From a practical standpoint, it is often sub-classified according to the component of white cells that contribute to an increase in the total number of WBCs. Context is important here--e.g. why did they test you? Read more at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/956278-overview ...Read more
Being athletic: The reference range for creatine kinase is set based on the assumption that you do not exercise. In my series of medical students, all the men and the majority of the women who lead even moderately fitness-focused lifestyles have high creatine kinase -- often very high. If you're healthy and are working your muscles, be proud of yourself and keep doing what you're doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A high white count may be a sign of infection. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: . . . too many possible causes. This would not be the best venue to get this question answered. WBC's elevate for many reasons--some more harmless than others. They are made in your bone marrow, and might be an indication of a problem there. OR, since the WBC goes up during stress/inflammation, it may not be related to your bone marrow at all. This is why you need a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Talk to doc.: You should not worry about your white count. The person ordering the test should worry and explain to you the meaning or lack thereof. If you are concerned talk to your doc. ...Read more