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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: 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
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A female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
25 years experience Psychiatry
Probably infection: White blood cells (or leukocytes) are cells of the immune system that defend the body against infection and foreign bodies. The reference range (norm ... Read More
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Maybe nothing: The upper range of "normal" is about 10,000. Being slightly up is not really a big deal. White blood counts rise in the face of an infection or infl ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Could be anything: How do you FEEL? Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. This is worrisome if, and only if, you feel s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Leukocytosis: Your white count is slightly high. A high white count (leukocytosis) can be caused by many different things, most commonly an infection. Some people h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: A WBC count of 11 is within normal limits. If you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to worry. It may be your normal. For good health - Have a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: Lab results are numbers, and numbers are just numbers. They have little meaning without looking at the whole person. One's primary care doctor can rev ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
ER visit: You didn't say what symptoms caused you to seek emergency care in the first place, and that's a very important piece of information. Your white coun ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely normal: Without any context as to why the labs were drawn, can only comment that there is some variability in the relative levels of specific white blood cell ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: A WBC count of 11.8, in the presence of infection is no reason to worry about leukemia. If your infection does not clear up in a week or so, or if you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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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