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What does it mean if i have enlarged white blood cells?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Too little info: The look analysis is usually done by a machine where the cells rapidly flow through a small tube. You should speak to your doc about all the factors they measured and the meanings of each.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your white blood cells are high?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
SOMETHING : Inflammatory, infectious, or blood cancer is ocurring in your body. Depends on how high also.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

What does white blood cells mean if 18000?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
A bit high: White blood cells roll along the sides of the blood vessels and release into the bloodstream if inflammatory signals occur (infection, injury, autoimmune disease, etc). It is usually transient and returns to normal as the inflammatory environment becomes quenched. The count usually must be higher and persist for longer (and is associated with telltale symptoms) before considering cancer or other
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does white blood cells mean if low?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious.
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 56 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 member asked:

What does it mean when your white blood cells are always high?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Many things: Can be a normal variant, could be a myeloproliferative disorder, could be an infection, however, unlikely if always high. Another thought it could be a chronic inflammatory disorder. Hope this helps. Needs to be evaluated.

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