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Can someone help please? My WBC count is 12, 700 is normal or abnormal?

Can someone help please? My WBC count is 12, 700 is normal or abnormal?

A little high...: Generally speaking, for an adult patient, the usual range considered normal for the WBC count is between 4000 - 10, 500/microliter so a value of 12, 700/microliter is slightly higher than the upper limit of normal and may indicate many different clinical situations including, most commonly, infection/inflammation. Please consult your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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Is a 12, 500 WBC count high?

Not really.....: The differential (ie., the percentage of the different kinds of wbcs), plus some additional details as to why you were checking in the first place would be much more informative. In the proper context, this WBC count would not be concerning to me. Feel free to chime in with additional details. ...Read more

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What to do for a low WBC count?

What to do for a low WBC count?

Nothing: Unless symptomatic or if its under3 then a microscopic analysis of you wbcs followed by a hematologist visit. ...Read more

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What is normal WBC count for men?

A wide range.....: Of normal is seen for both men and women. Generally, a range of 4k-10k per ul is commonly reported by most labs. However, the number of wbcs is only part of the picture. The relative amounts of each type of WBC count is also important to consider. If you have a more specific question or concern, please feel free to post here or talk with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My WBC count is 11600--is this bad?

My WBC count is 11600--is this bad?

No: It is close to the upper range of normal WBC count normal WBC ct range is 4-11, 000 approximately. Individaula lab variations may be there also. . You can get it followed if you have any concerning conditions like infections by your doctor in 1-2 wks time and after that if needed , per the recommendation of your docotr. ...Read more

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What do you do for a high WBC count?

What do you do for a high WBC count?

Seek doctor advice: High WBC count should be interpreted considering the clinical condition. The degree of elevated count, the progression of the elevation and the particular type of WBC predominatly elevated are some of the elements that lead to particular diagnosis. Most common cause is infection, others are non-infection inflammatory syndromes, use of corticosteroids, blood disorders and hormonal conditions. ...Read more

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My wbc count is 12.5 is that bad?

My wbc count is 12.5 is that bad?

Clinical context: This number might highlight as 'elevated' depending on your lab's cut-off values. The question is 'what' is your baseline WBC? If your body is stressed for some reason (often infection, but other things as well), the WBCs could increase. Also people without a spleen can have a higher WBC than others. Best to ask your doc about it or get a full evaluation on Health Tap. ...Read more

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What does a WBC count of 20, 000 mean?

Leukocytosis: It means leukocytosis which is an abnormally high white blood cell (WBC) count. This finding can be associated with multiple clinical conditions including infections/inflammatory states but also leukemia. A value of 20, 000 is quite high (normal: 400 - 11, 000), therefore a consultation with your physician or a hematologist is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more