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is it bad to have 20, 000 white blood cells?

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Too many White cells: It is not bad. But it is abnormal. And you doctor will have to work with you to figure this situation out. An elevated white blood cell count commonly is evidence of a bacterial infection. There are some other more concerning possibilities but they should be ruled in or ruled out with further testing.
Answered on Jun 4, 2014
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