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Blood results say high blood sugar and low white blood cell count. What do I do now?

Blood results say high blood sugar and low white blood cell count. What do I do now?

Need more info: Was the blood sugar test done in fasting state? What was the actual value? What are the details of your blood cell counts? It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he is likely to have more info about your health. ...Read more

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Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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What to do if I have high white blood cell count and hormones?

What to do if I have high white blood cell count and hormones?

Need a workup: I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. This can be many things and your physician has a duty to explain. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does a high white blood cell count mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily: Many conditions such as infection, inflammatory process, infarction can increase white blood cells count. This is a normal body response. However, if white blood cell counts persistently elevated in the absence of infection/inflammation &/or if it is associated with abnormality on the other blood counts-red blood and platelets -further evaluations including bone marrow biopsy is likely needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high neutrophils white blood cells and high hymoglian?

What to do if I have high neutrophils white blood cells and high hymoglian?

How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a low white cell and platelet count in my blood.?

What should I do if I have a low white cell and platelet count in my blood.?

How low?: Small deviations from the reference range in your total white count and platelet count usually mean nothing. Especially, the WBC varies chaotically from day to day. Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks will be below it. If you're way-low, your physician knows what to do -- it may be as simple as repeating the labs while you're off medications, or more elaborate. ...Read more

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Why is my white cell blood count always so low?

Why is my white cell blood count always so low?

What is the count?: Normal WBC count ranges from 3500 to 11,000. You may consult this site for more information on blood cell counts. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/basics/results/PRC-20014088 ...Read more

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I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

I have an elevated white blood cell count and HPV does this mean I have cancer?

Unlikely: An increased white count can occur for many reasons (eg, with infection, inflammation, stress response, etc). But just because your WBC is up and you happen to have HPV does not mean the two are related. For your HPV make sure that you are up to date with your gyn exams as this is the best way to prevent HPV related cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high eosinphils, low red blood cells, and thyroid?

What to do if I have high eosinphils, low red blood cells, and thyroid?

Keep learning: You're doing yourself a disservice by believing that either you or we can draw any conclusion whatever from some labs that aren't even quantitative. Low reds anemia is ALWAYS serious and you MUST insist that a cause be found. Thyroid problems need to be addressed. How high the eos are will guide any possible workup; it may be trivial. ...Read more

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If I have had mononucleosis will my white blood cell count be high?

If I have had mononucleosis will my white blood cell count be high?

Can be: With mononucleosis you can have an elevated lymphocyte count with a significant percentage of them being atypical lymphocytes or "virocytes". ...Read more

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White blood counts 12.7 and red blood counts 4.5, what does it means?Do I have leukemia?

White blood counts 12.7 and red blood counts 4.5, what does it means?Do I have leukemia?

VERY VERY UNLIKELY: One can say for sure that you can not diagnose leukemia based on these two tests normal white blood ceels count is 4.5 to 10000wbcs/mcl. Your count is slightly high which can be due to other conditions like infection and your red blood count 4.5 millions is normal.Normal values are 4.2to 5.4 milions cells/mcl also we do not know what differential count is and what the blood smear shows. Consult md. ...Read more

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Do low white blood count mean you have HIV aids?

Dr. Henry Ng Dr. Ng
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Not necessarily: Low white blood counts, or leukopenia, may be a sign of a viral infection or a severe bacterial infection. For some people, this is actually normal. In HIV infection, the cd4 t-lymphocyte, or cd4 cell is affected and this specific white blood cell decreases in number. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count high?

How high?: Which wbcs are high - neuts? Lymphs? How long? Clinical context? Meds? ...Read more

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What should I do to increase my white blood cell count?

It depends on the ca: Unless we know the cause of your low WBC count, it is hard to answer your question. There are some good drugs to increase the white count but they are only used under special circumstances..Typically after chemotherapy has lowered the WBC count excessively. ...Read more

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I wondering, but why is a high white blood cell count consistent with cancer?

I wondering, but why is a high white blood cell count consistent with cancer?

Says who?: Tasking a cold shower can give you a high white count. If you feel well, the cells are all normal, and the elevation is mild, no further work up is indicated. ...Read more

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What should I eat for low red blood count anemia?

What should I eat for low red blood count anemia?

Diet is not key: Despite all the huckstering, food choices are important in only a few relatively uncommon illnesses. You've got rheumatoid arthritis and are being treated with a powerful medication. RA itself is prone to cause a moderate anemia that will be better if your illness improves but that you can't otherwise manage. If you're anemic from some other cause, it needs to be worked up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have a low vitamin d and low white blood cell count. What does that mean?

My doctor says I have a low vitamin d and low white blood cell count. What does that mean?

Discuss with doctor : Discuss with your doctor. A low white blood count could be serious issue that needs follow up evaluation. White blood cells are needed to fight of infections. Vitamin d supplements can be recommended by your doctor, the rise would depend on your vitamin d level. ...Read more

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Low red and white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Low red and white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more