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A 34-year-old female asked:

i've had high wbc count for over a year.it started at 13, 000, then 15, 000, 29, 000 then dropped back to 13000.now it is back to 20, 000.

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Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 29 years experience
Inflammation: It is a reactive process as a result of infection or inflammation. Since it fluctuates up or down this is normal and okay. You may have some underlining inflammatory process or autoimmune disorder.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Not totally sure: Those are high WBC values for a healthy young woman. You don't mention if you have any other health problems or symptoms that might provide a clue. You also don't mention what type(s) of wbcs are elevated; this could also provide a clue as to the cause. Someone must be ordering these blood tests; what are they telling you? If you're not satisfied with the answer, request a second opinion.

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Last updated Oct 18, 2016

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