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Dr. Tara Solomon answered:

Can Nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9

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Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast.
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Dr. Michael Engel answered:

Had recent trouble with severe anemia. Red blood cell count went down to a six. I ended up in the hospital getting transfused with three units of blood. Does sickle cell trait effect anemia?

Sickle cell trait...

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Will not produce the anemia that you describe. You should work with your Dr. to identify the cause and to correct it. I hope that you are feeling better after the care you received, and together with your Dr you will get to the bottom of it. Good luck to you. Keep us posted.
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Dr. Tarik Hadid answered:

My white blood cell count has been very very low for many months now. Is it serious ?

Depends

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It all depends on the cause and the degree of the decease in WBC. Some ethnic groups tend to have mildly lower WBC at all time and that is normal. However, you doctor should search for alternative causes before assuming so. Medication and autoimmune diseases are common causes of low WBC
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What are the causes of white blood cell count low?

Multiple causes

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Low production due to bone marrow failure, side effects of some drugs, excessive destruction in auto-immune disorders, enlarged spleen from any cause etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/MY00476
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white blood cell count low causes what problems?

Low white cell count

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White blood cells are the body's warriors against infection. When their number runs low, you become more susceptible to infections that could easily become more severe than usual.
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered:

What are white blood cell count low symptoms?

Low white count

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Symptoms are usually from underlying disease which lower white count like infections, lupus, arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, b12, folic acid, copper deficiency, mds. Neutropenia also increases risk for various infections.
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Dr. Kelty R. Baker answered:

I check my cbc test & my white blood cell count was 11.0 is that high normal or high or low?

Leukocytosis

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Your white count is slightly high. A high white count (leukocytosis) can be caused by many different things, most commonly an infection. Some people have high 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 leukocytosis you have.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

My white blood cell count in low according to my blood work. How do I get it back to normal levels?

You don't

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A low white count is often normal. There is really nothing you can do to raise it. Discuss the results with your doctor and ask if anything further needs to be done.
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My white blood cell count is 3.8 lower than standard 4. In the past 3 year, this record was always low: 4, 3.4, 3.8. Shall I worry about it?

No

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If you have frequent infections it could be an issue. If you have any HIV exposure it might be an issue.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

High white blood cell count low blood pressure fever and sore lymph nodes - what could be wrong????

Need to se MD asap

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With your symptoms of fever,sore lymph nodes and low blood pressure.You need to consult your doctor asap.It may be an infectious process,or some serious condition involving the lymph nodes.You should follow up with your doctor and may need a consult with ID Specialist or a Hematologist
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