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if your wbc is above 10 what does that mean

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Slight WBC: Elevation is seen in infection, stress of another illness, some drugs, and in heavy smokers. Is it neuts or lymphs?
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Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: It usually means infection but other causes are also possible. It would be important to know what the differential count shows and what is the exact ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Slight WBC: Elevation is seen in infection, stress of another illness, some drugs, and in heavy smokers. Is it neuts or lymphs?
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It usually means: you have an infection somewhere that is causing it to rise above normal. Do you have some type of infection?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor is expected to explain what numbers of wmc/neutrophils you have and what it means. I would need to know the actual numbers to be able to i ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: That level of WBC does not indicate by itself a severe infection. This is just abopve normal.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not very high: but the high neutrophils suggest that you do have an infection somewhere.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: These labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history of illness. If you feel well, and there are no abnormal cells reported, ignore them. I ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: Infection and other diseases of the blood may cause rises in the WBC count. Smoking can also cause minimal rises in the WBC count.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Most commonly an underlying infection will cause your WBC count to elevate.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Varies: If a patient has leukemia (white blood cell cancer) it may be very high, in the 100ks. It could also be low with the same diagnosis. Solid tumors can ... Read More

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