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elavated white blood cells

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fight infections: White blood cells are the cells in our body that fight infections. There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eos ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Visit this site for info: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=160&ContentID=35

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Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
One word: Leucocytosis...Need more information in order to be more specific.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
WBCs: There are many conditions that can cause too many white blood cells. If this is occurring you should discuss this with your doctor to determine the c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection fighting: The white blood cells (leukocytes) are infection fighting cells.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Fight infections. Prevent tumors. Remove dead and degenerating cells as normal part of growth and tissue turnover.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipie ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to you doctor: Might mean inflammation, infection or cancer, talk to your doctor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Just eight words?: Details matter, such as where are these white blood cells, and whose counting them, and why. Also important are what is the starting point count, and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not usually: What exactly are you referring to?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Fight infection: White cells are the body's means to attack invaders, secrete substances helpful to combat infection and immune disorders and keep your body healthy.

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