Hello, i just signed up . I'm just really paranoid about this complication my girlfriend has. She's been having headaches for almost a month now and she just had a fever last week lasting for almost 6 days, on and off. Last Tuesday we had her head checked up and the doctor advised an MRI test. Before the MRI, she had to go through a lab test with CBC. What alarmed me is the result she got from the CBC. We postponed the MRI til next week. I hope you guys can enlighten me on what this means, I really appreciate your insights coz it's been bothering me for days. Everything is normal aside from her WBC...
The presence of fever and headache is a indicator of a possible infection.
White blood cells are essential to healthy immune system functioning, as they help fight off infections ââand other abnormalities in the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. â
The normal WBC counts ranges from 3500 -10900 cells /cmm. Your levels at 2500 /cmm) appear to be decreased, and is indicator of inflammation or infection in the body. The neutrophil count is ânormally in the range of 35 - 60 % of the total count. ââThe normal body contains between 2500 and 6000 âneutrophil cells per cubic millimeter. âYour neutrophil count at 66%, confirms the presence of a bacterial infection. â
Since the total count is decreased, with relative increase in percentage of neutrophils, there would be a relative decrease in other types of white cells (monocytes, basophils, or eosinophils), which is completely acceptable.
You might consult with your doctor, who can prescribe you a course of antibiotics to treat the infection. With the infection subsiding, repeat testing, would show normalization of the white cell counts and resolution of the symptoms.
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