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A 32-year-old female asked:

my wbc is at 17, 500. everything is normal including differential count. spleen and liver are ok. for 2 days i have been feeling tired. what could it b?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Too many to count: There isn't a simple answer to this question, because an elevated WBC is nonspecific, it can happen from just about any cause of inflammation or infection, or from other conditions of the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. With a total count of 17,500, some sub-types of WBC have to be out of normal range. It would have helped had you provided the numbers for the various types of WBC.

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