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what does high wbc and neutrophils mean

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Concerning: The absolute neutrophil count of around 700 is very worrisome and unless your physician already knows the cause, a work up is in order. If you are tak ... Read More

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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
WBC: That means your white blood cell is low and your lymphocyte is high- that means you should have further work-up. In many cases- viral infection is the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Slightly : High with neutrophils could go with a bacterial infection. Also stress drug and heavy smoking. Not impacted by fasting.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Not enough information to answer definitively. Elevated neutrophils (neutrophilia) can be from a variety of causes including infection (especially bac ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Nonspecific: These tests rarely tell you much and have to be interpreted in the context. The normals are based on averages but highs and lows have no clinical sign ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial infection?: By far the most common causes of such WBC elevations are infections, usually due to various bacteria (as opposed to viruses). But there are literally ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not at all: Usually a high white count is due either to high neutrophils alone, or less often high lymphs alone. Do yourself a favor -- don't even look at your CB ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Not very high: but the high neutrophils suggest that you do have an infection somewhere.

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