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#1 whirlway


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:49 PM

Just got the results from my latest lab and was stunned by the high white count, 5.8. I can't remember it being this high ever, usually it is between 2 and 3. The lowest it has ever been was 1.3. Something good is going on in this old body of mine for a change. Too bad the high count doesn't make me feel better. :)

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:00 AM

That's great! I just wish that you felt better.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:08 AM

Does anyone know what normal white counts are? The numbers are a bit different here - it seems there is some variation from country to country in the way results are recorded. I always thought a high white count was indicative of infection. Perhaps someone could explain it for me.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:24 AM

That is great news!!! thanks for letting us know. Sam

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:57 AM

Jefa ,

Normal for adults WBC's is 4.8-10.8 on Gareth's blood sheet.


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:23 AM

Congratulations! It looks like your WBC finally made it into the normal range. I hope it stays there.

The normal range on my blood test results are similar to Margaret's (4.5 - 11). I did find the following information on one of our reliable links at MedlinePlus.

What abnormal results mean
A low number of WBCs is called leukopenia. It may be due to:

* Bone marrow failure (for example, due to infection, tumor, or abnormal scarring)
* Collagen-vascular diseases (such as lupus erythematosus)
* Disease of the liver or spleen
* Radiation

A high number of WBCs is called leukocytosis. It may be due to:

* Anemia
* Infectious diseases
* Inflammatory disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis or allergy)
* Leukemia
* Severe emotional or physical stress
* Tissue damage (for example, burns)

These lists are not all inclusive.

Based on this information we could all swing either way.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:18 PM

Well that is good news!!! Who knows what will be around the corner next!
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