A 56-year-old male asked:

In march my white blood cells were 17. in april it went to 13.4 and end of april it went down to 11.3. i figured what ever it was going on that it was getting better. now in august it is at 11.7. what does that mean, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Do you have WBC numbers in the previous years? If not, the percentages of each white cell types (differential) may give us more info to help you. 17K is a little bit high for idiopathic leukocytosis but people with high white cell count of 11-14K are not uncommon and I have followed at least 5 patients with that condition. Because the last 3 numbers are fluctuating around 12 +/- 1K, you are OK.
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