A 23-year-old male asked:
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i'm 23 years old, 6ft, 145lbs. i have a low white blood cell count. what does this lead to and how can i boost my immune system?

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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Low white blood cell: It really depends on how low your white blood cell count is. Simply having a low normal white blood cell count doesn't mean your immune system is not functioning. For many people the white blood cells are not in the blood vessels themselves but are out in the periphery and those people often times rarely get ill. Check with your doctor to see if your white blood cell count is worrisome or not.
Answered on Jun 30, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How low?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped had you provided the actual results.
Answered on Jul 5, 2019

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