High Wbc Count

High white blood cell count is referred to as leukocytosis. It occurs in response to infections, inflammation, stress, inflammation, cancer, allergic disorders, and intake of medications. There are five types of leukocytosis: neutrophilia, lymphocytosis, monocytosis, eosinophilia, and basophilia. Fever, weight loss, hives, breathing problems, and wheezing are some common symptoms. This condition is treated depending on the causative agent.

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Why is my WBC count high?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 66-year-old female. I am suffering from hypertension and diabetes for 20 years. I have got an implemented stent a month ago. I am taking medicines for the all above I have mentioned. In my recent blood count, my WBC is 70000. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. The white blood cell - WBC count is very high and so there is a need to look into the complete report, particularly the differential count. If neutrophils are high, possibly an infection. However, if the patient's physic...  Read Full »

Are increased WBC count, tongue sores and throat pain symptoms of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, My routine blood report is as follows. WBC - 13700, neutrophils - 76%, lymphocytes - 19%, eosinophils - 02%, monocytes - 03%, basophil - 0%, RBC- 4.5, HCT - 39.8, MCV - 84.5, MCH - 27, MCHC - 32, Hb - 12.5, platelets - 410000 and vitamin B12 - 184. WBC is above the maximum for over a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Elevated WBC (white blood cell) count is secondary to increased neutrophils. Neutrophils here appear to be increased secondary to infections. Irregular periods and low bleeding were possibly due to hypothyroidism. Reduced...  Read Full »

I have iron-deficiency anemia, and recently my lymphocyte along with WBC levels are increasing steadily. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had my blood tests done two weeks ago to see how things are progressing. I feel fine, but since I was anemic and lacked iron, I had to do that routine after finishing the medication. I have no other physical symptoms at the moment. The only thing I knew, I used medicines messily and mis...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query, and here is my suggestion. In your attached reports (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) ferritin level is low, and TIBC (total-iron binding capacity) increased, which is suggestive of mild iron deficiency anemia. With ...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my 6-month-old baby's persistent fever with high CRP and WBC?

Query: Hi doctor, My 6-month-old baby had a fever on the 3rd of this month, i.e., 27 days back. The CBC showed WBC was 23000, and then we admitted the baby to the hospital. As there was no fever, the baby was discharged after 7 days. As she got fever again, we went to another doctor. He started antibioti...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail. The child had a fever with high CRP and TLC, Hb low and decreased oral intake (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This clearly indicates that the child had sepsis. Antibiotics were given intravenously and supportive treat...  Read Full »

I am 47-year-old female suffering from sore throat, elevated WBC, and low iron level despite taking medications. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old female and I was unwell last week. My WBC count was 22000 per microliter, and my urine and chest X-ray reports were clear. I had a sore throat and got treated with 2000 mg Penicillin a day for a week. Blood was taken a week later and WBC is still elevated. My iron le...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your total WBC count was high and you were having acute bacterial pharyngitis infection. The antibiotic has been prescribed and now you are improving, hence it shows the antibiotic is working. Your WBC count will ...  Read Full »

I have a history of hypertension and diabetes and am on complete prophylaxis medication for a heart attack. What should I do if my white blood cell and platelet count are more than normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of hypertension and diabetes. I am here for a regular check-up. I also had a heart attack a month ago, and I am on complete prophylaxis medication such as antiplatelets, antihypertensives, and antidiabetics. I am on medications like ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and At...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am giving you my suggestion regarding your case. I reviewed your attached report, and it clearly shows a high WBC (white blood cell) count, a high platelet count, and a high HB (hemoglobin). However, a peripheral smear examination report...  Read Full »

My father has pancreatic cancer. His WBC count after the second chemotherapy is 11600. Is it blood cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has pancreatic cancer. Now he continues chemotherapy. His WBC blood count after the first chemotherapy was below 4000 per microliter. Now he has completed the second chemotherapy. His WBC result after the second chemotherapy is 11600 per microliter. Is it blood cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have nothing to worry about as WBC (white blood cell) ranges between 4.5 to 11 thousand per microliter. So it is mildly raised, which can be due to a number of factors: 1. It may be because he received grow...  Read Full »

My current WBC count is 13.73, my platelet count is 351, and my immature granulocyte count is 1.4. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am healthy, though I have been a little more tired lately. My WBC count is 13.73, my platelet count is 351, and my immature granulocytes are 1.4. I have had high blood pressure for years now and take Atenolol daily. In addition, I was just put on cholesterol medication and take Zyrtec...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The blood values mentioned in reports seem to be within the limit. Immature granulocytes are released in the blood when infection or inflammation is present, and so it is released into the blood. It is called the ...  Read Full »

I have a persistent rise in WBC, neutrophils, and lymphocyte levels, along with back and muscle pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, What can be causing a chronic elevation in WBC? I did some blood tests last week, and the results showed a moderately elevated WBC of 14.91 with an increased absolute count of neutrophils and lymphocytes. All other elements of the complete blood count are within the normal range. Before ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. There are a couple of findings: high WBCs (white blood cells) and raised CPK (creatine phosphokinase). High WBCs are found in infections (especially asymptomatic viral or urogenital tract infections), physical stress, ...  Read Full »

Can my mother develop leukemia if her WBC count is increasing after a severe stomach infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was suffering from a stomach infection that became severe, and she had to be admitted to the hospital. However, her WBC counts are increasing continuously, and the doctor suggested the possibility of leukemia. She was also constipated for three to four days, after which she w...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I reviewed her reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The total WBC (white blood cell) count is increasing, per reports. However, her differential count is not normal. One important...  Read Full »

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