A 35-year-old female asked:
My wbc is always elevated even if there's no focus of infection found. what's wrong with me?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 46 years experience
Probably nothing: As a pathologist, i'm always telling folks to treat people, not lab numbers. Some folks naturally run a high absolute count of one or another kind of white cell, without there being any obvious abnormalities. It's something to know for "baseline." best wishes.
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