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My white blood our high what that mean?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
How High is high?: It can indicate an infection but it can be higher in smokers, with allergies, stress, some medications, and other reasons. The Dr that ordered the test can advise you.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What does high monocyte % mean in blood?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing: I often wish labs wouldn't even report the percentages. An absolute monocyte count over 600 will raise eyebrows if there's any suspicion of tb, sarcoid, deep fungal infection -- but it's only one tiny clue. The counts and percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. Ignore it -- you're not just a bunch of numbers -- and ask, "how do I feel?".
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A 37-year-old female asked:

What does high Baso in blood mean?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Basophils: Are a certain type of white blood cell. They contain histamine and can become elevated in inflammatory and allergic conditions.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

What does high cortisol blood level mean?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Stress: Cortisol is produced by our adrenal glands and we release more cortisol in response to stress. This could be either emotional stress or physiological stress such as low blood sugar, allergic reactions, toxic exposures etc. Rarely it could be a sign of cushing's disease (hyperadrenalism) or an adrenal tumor but this is unlikely, a holistic doctor may help you determine the source of stress.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does "high absolute granulocyte count in blood" mean?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
WBC counts: absolute granulocyte count=total WBC count x % granulocytes This is a means of monitoring the risk of infection in people getting chemotherapy mostly, as a low absolute count are high risk for infection. It is more useful than either the total WBC or differential percentage alone.

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