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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.

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A member asked:

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.
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Quite a few things: Infection, myeloproliferative disease, chronic leukemias, physiologic stress, medications and heavy smoking to name a few.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can too many white blood cells cause serious problems?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to say: Unless we know why the wbcs are too high, and how high. A modest increase may be of no consequence, and a very high level can be acute leukemia and even immediately life threatening.

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