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Does Anyone Know Why Your White Blood& Red Blood Count Could Be High

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  • Posted By: lloyd84
  • September 16, 2009
  • 02:44 AM

Hello again every1 my name is Laura i am a 25yr old mommy of 3 and i went to the Dr. Because i have had lack of energy,weight loss,losing my hair not a whole lot but losing some,i sweat ALOT!! and she checked me said my thyroid felt enlarged also every-time i eat anything it goes right through me. So i went to get a bunch of blood work done and i noticed on there it said my white cell blood count and my red cell blood count was both high does anyone know what can be this cause? i am a worry wort and have recently fought alot of battles and won but im just tired of fighting im ready to give up. any info would be greatly appreciated thank you so much and god bless:confused:

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  • Hi, I may be able to offer some insight into this for you. My father is a 55 year old type 2 diabetic, and a couple of years ago, his bloodwork came back high as well like yours. High white cell counts usually mean that your body is trying to fight off something like an infection, and high red usually means that your liver is trying to process something. I would check with your doctor on what he/she wants to do about this. I would also have the doctor check out hormone levels, and for over and under active thyroid. Hope this helps,Carrie Hello again every1 my name is Laura i am a 25yr old mommy of 3 and i went to the Dr. Because i have had lack of energy,weight loss,losing my hair not a whole lot but losing some,i sweat ALOT!! and she checked me said my thyroid felt enlarged also every-time i eat anything it goes right through me. So i went to get a bunch of blood work done and i noticed on there it said my white cell blood count and my red cell blood count was both high does anyone know what can be this cause? i am a worry wort and have recently fought alot of battles and won but im just tired of fighting im ready to give up. any info would be greatly appreciated thank you so much and god bless:confused:
    caroline121 2 Replies
    • September 30, 2009
    • 06:42 PM
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  • Hi, I just had bloodwork done, and I expected a TSH level to be abnormal, since I have pretty much every symptom of hypothyroidism-and I am an RN. Guess what? It came back normal!!!! Then I found a couple of articles that addressed this issue,as it pertains to females mostly. Both articles stated that the thyroid test can come back normal,yet a person can still have hypothyroidism! I don't totally get this, but I do know that my doc wont prescribe thyroxine-the thyroid hormone when the levels are normal.You can find supplements with iodide that help kick the thyroid in a little, but they are hard to find. I also have an elevated platelet count, about 599 and white cell count, and the NP who ordered the bloodwork just told me , well let's not take a 1 time level and run with it, so , I have to get retested in 1 month and see.Now I am frustrated and upset that we arent even discussing this!!!The red cells are stored in the spleen , so that's a whole different thing, my red count isn't high. If you get this figured out, I would also LOVE to know what to do to proceed, when I feel crappy all the time------------------------- KIM
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  • Kim,My dad (56, almost 57 years old) has discovered his levels are actually like this due to his being on corticosteroids for the treatment of his asthma (moderate chemical asthmatic as the result of his job). He even went to see a hematologist and an medical oncologist as they were afraid it was a type of cancer, had a bone marro biopsy. Bone marrow biopsy came back normal. The doctor couldn't explain why his white cells were high, but said it could be because his body was doing a such good job of fighting an infection that he wasn't symptomatic.As you are showing signs of hypothyroidism, consult with your doctor and see if there is anything else you can do to pin it down.Hi, I just had bloodwork done, and I expected a TSH level to be abnormal, since I have pretty much every symptom of hypothyroidism-and I am an RN. Guess what? It came back normal!!!! Then I found a couple of articles that addressed this issue,as it pertains to females mostly. Both articles stated that the thyroid test can come back normal,yet a person can still have hypothyroidism! I don't totally get this, but I do know that my doc wont prescribe thyroxine-the thyroid hormone when the levels are normal.You can find supplements with iodide that help kick the thyroid in a little, but they are hard to find. I also have an elevated platelet count, about 599 and white cell count, and the NP who ordered the bloodwork just told me , well let's not take a 1 time level and run with it, so , I have to get retested in 1 month and see.Now I am frustrated and upset that we arent even discussing this!!!The red cells are stored in the spleen , so that's a whole different thing, my red count isn't high. If you get this figured out, I would also LOVE to know what to do to proceed, when I feel crappy all the time------------------------- KIM
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