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White blood cell count 11

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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 female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Follow it: A mnor illness, cold shower, or "unknown factors" can raise your white count. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside... Read More
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