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A 54-year-old female asked:

my wbc count is 3.5 and absolute neutrophils are 924, everything else is normal. what could be my problem?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be none: Your absolute neutrophil count is just below the normal lower limit and may be your normal. If you do not have recurrent or unusual infections, you may just wait and watch. Do not take any unnecessary medications.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How does a person increase their WBC count?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Take away cause: The key is to figure out why the WBC is low to begin with. The goal should be to eliminate that. Some cancers can cause leukopenia (low wbc). Also, some chemotherapy meds can cause it. In certain circumstances, your doctor may recommend a medication that stimulates your bone marrow to produce more wbc. An example is called neupogen.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes a WBC count to be slightly high from normal range?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Many reasons: It may be "the normal" for that person, physiologic causes include pregnancy. Infection is a usual reason for elevated wbc. For a list of causes consult the website given below:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/my00161/dsection=causes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does a WBC count of 12, 000 mean anything serious?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Usually not: But you should be seen by your doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a way that I can increase my WBC count?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Medication: Such as neupogen.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my WBC count 15000?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Depends on symptoms: An elevated WBC can mean infection or a number of other things. 15000 can be normal in some situations. It is important to describe any new symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will help in determining if the elevation in wbcs is normal or a sign of something more serious. Please follow up with the provider who ordered your cbc.

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