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Too many white blood cells?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
One word: Leucocytosis...Need more information in order to be more specific.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
WBCs: There are many conditions that can cause too many white blood cells. If this is occurring you should discuss this with your doctor to determine the cause and to obtain proper treatment if necessary.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you clone white blood cells?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipient where the cells grow out into a new source of blood. That is in essence cloning white cells.
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A 56-year-old member asked:

What are white blood cells?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Fight infections: White blood cells are the cells in our body that fight infections. There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Each plays a specific role in the defense mechanisms of the human body.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is bad to have too many white blood cells?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Infection?: It depends on the underlying cause, such as infection. I assume you had a blood test done to assess a problem, so your physician will be able to discuss the findings and plan with you.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have to many white blood cells?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Leukocytosis: May mean infection, leukemia, inflammation systemically, high steroid levels. You need to integrate this value with clinical assessment. Cannot be interpreted without further info.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens if you have too many white blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
How many?: In the most extreme case of an acute leukemia with a WBC over 100, 000, the cells can congest the small vessels of the lung and brain.

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