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Dr. Richard McGee answered:

Does having a high white blood cell count indicate leukemia?

Not necessarily

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There are many possible causes of a high white blood cell count including infection, allergic reactions, medication effects, other types of "inflammation", and also leukemias
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How high would my white blood cell count have to be to be leukemia?

Not high at all

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Leukemia is a word that means "white blood". Originally leukemia was recognized when the white blood count was very high. However, as we develop a better understanding, we know that leukemia can be associated with a very low, normal, or high white blood cell count. What is important is the process going on in the bone marrow.
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Dr. James B. Ball answered:

How high would my white blood cell count have to be to have leukemia?

Any number

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We diagnose leukemia with white blood cell counts that are low, normal and high. Usually the other blood counts are also affected (low hemoglobin, low platelets).
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After leukemia treatment what normal range white blood cell count?

4,000-10,000

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The normal range for WBC is 4,000 - 10,000. Sometimes, depending on the type of leukemia and treatment given, the WBC might be lower than the normal range as a side effect of the treatment. To be a remission, there must not be any abnormal cells in the blood or bone marrow.
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How severe would my white blood cell count have to be for me to have leukemia?

No answer here

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Leukemia patients can have low, normal and high WBC. Must have the clinical context, the other CBC numbers and especially the WBC differential
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Dr. Scott Selinger answered:

Ref. range 4.0-11.0. My white blood cell count was 11.8. How likely is leukemia? I had a sinus infection and abd rash at the time.

Not likely

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A number of things can cause an elevated WBC including infections (like your sinus infection) and even just stress (mental or physical), so it would seem unlikely that just based on this you would have leukemia or any other serious condition.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

My white blood cell count was 365000 when i was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (2012), how long would i have lived without treatment?

Not long

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Hope you get a long-term cure, and glad it was picked up. The acute leukemias are chaotic systems and it's impossible to predict when death may come. The actual white count is immaterial, while a very low platelet count may result in a fatal hemorrhage at an unpredictable time and organ involvement unrelated to lab values can do the same.
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52yr f,suspected acute leukemia,white blood cell count 25.0,bruising,fatigue,to receive blood transfusions.how serious is this?is this fatal in adults

Various types

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Some types of acute adult leukemia respond better to treatment than others. Your hematologist/oncologist is best qualified to advise, treat and follow you.
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Dr. Tara Solomon answered:

Can Nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9

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Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast.
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how to increase the red blood cell count in a acute leukemia patient?

Blood transfusions

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Blood transfusions are the best and fastest way to correct anemia in patients with acute leukemia. Drugs to try and help the bone marrow produce more red blood cells are mot typically recommended.
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