Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Blood Disorders Forum

Enlarged Spleen/ Increased WBC

Must Read
Have you just been diagnosed with anemia? Learn how doctors define anemia...plus more information on what causes anemia and who is at risk of developing anemia....
Anemia is caused by a range of diseases and conditions. Learn which factors contribute to anemia and how you can avoid some of the risk factors of anemia here....
Anemia can make you feel tired. But what other some other signs of anemia? Click here for more on anemia complications and when you should seek medical help....
If a 52 yr old woman has an enlarged liver and has a white blood cell count of 30,000, what does this mean? She complains of fatigue, pain in legs all the time, and no energy at all. Could this be Leukemia or some other type of infection?
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied March 11th, 2009
Community Volunteer
A high blood count (above 30000 cells per micro-liter) indicates is not a specific disease by itself but indicates infection, systemic illness, inflammation, allergy, leukemia and tissue injury caused due to burns. The count of white blood cells also increases when certain medicines like antibiotics or anti-seizure drugs. Smoking and too much of mental stress also increases the count of the white blood cells in the body. Also, once the count of white blood cell is on the higher side, the risk of cardiovascular mortality also increases. It turns into a vicious circle. On the other end, a low count of white blood cells indicates viral infections, low immunity and bone marrow failure. A severely low white blood count that is the count of less than 2500 cells per micro-liter is a cause for a critical alert and possess a high risk of sepsis.

It is very important to undergo annual physical checkups and insist on a complete blood count analysis, especially as you grow older. Diseases like cancer if detected early can be treated very easily when compared to detecting it at an advanced stage.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 26th, 2011
This is typical of Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma. It is frequently misdiagnosed as Leukemia. Check out SMZL, as it is commonly called.

It can be treated with rituximab. Worked well for me.
|
Did you find this post helpful?