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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
HIGH WBC >10.5k: A normal white blood count (WBC) is in the range: 4k--10.5k (4000-10, 500) in most labs around the country. So any WBC >10.5k is elevated. I see ele ... Read More
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A 95-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stresses: Can be from infection, steroids, some other drugs, or more rarely blood cancer. Need more information and situation/history to narrow.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhusudhan Dommeti
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Invasion by foreign organism or disorder in the marrow production.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: High white counts are be secondary to infection, certain drugs, diseases of the bone marrow, diseases of the immune system and even cigarette smoking.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: Nothing "happens" as a result of a high white count. The number of white blood cells on a typical blood smear is used as a tool to help diagnose many ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias al ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on reason: High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection. Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Elevated numbers: This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. For example, a vomiting episod ... Read More
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