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What causes high white blood cell count i seen my cardiologist about a month ago and she said that my white blood cell count was at like 21 a couple months ago and last month it went up to like 43? could u help me with this? i am a 27 year old male with a

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The : The white blood cells in your blood fight infection. An increase of white blood cells in your blood can indicate an infectious process going on in your body. Other medical conditions can cause an increase of white blood cells such as inflammatory conditions (like allergic reaction or arthritis), the presence of a tumor in your bone marrow, tissue damage (as in a major skin burn), leukemia and anemia. The normal range for WBC in the blood is 4.5 to 10. (4, 500 to 10, 000 mcl) this increase in your WBC should be looked into. Ask your doctor about it.
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Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 32 years experience
See a hematologist: High white count is seen in patients with an infection. There are some other cases to review better with a blood specialist (hematologist).
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Last updated Nov 15, 2016
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