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Slightly elevated white blood cell count

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Or simply stress -- even a cold shower can raise it to 20, 000. I'm seriously concerned that you describe "cystic acne" but only list benzoyl peroxide... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
So: Appendicitis pain fever develop. Left side could be sign of proctitis, or diverticulitis. Go see gi.
Dr. Kristine Thayer
Pediatric Surgery 31 years experience
Rectal pain: Two diagnoses: pelvic inflammatory disease, if sexually active without condoms. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. The other possibility is pelvic abs... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Elevated White Count: It all depends on how elevated the results are, but in general this represents a concurrent bacterial infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Infection: Leukocytosis is a cardinal sign for occult infection but it can also be seen in situations of severe stress and in smokers. It requires investigation... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, not always!: Acute leukemia can have high counts, near normal counts or even low white counts because the disease actually begins and resides in the bone marrow. W... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes they can: Yes boils are caused by bacterial infection and bacterial infections can cause elevated white blood count.And that's a fact.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Inflammation: Too many white cells in seminal fluid suggests an acute inflammation/infection somewhere along the ejaculatory route: testis, epidydimis, prostate or ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stress response: This is a classical stress response.The origin of that stress is not clear from the test. It takes the history/physical & other pieces of the puzzle t... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not usually: Elevated white counts tend to be a hallmark of a bacterial infection, not a fungal infection--particularly in the nails.