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What causes a WBC count to be slightly high from normal range?

What causes a WBC count to be slightly high from normal range?

Many reasons: It may be "the normal" for that person, physiologic causes include pregnancy. Infection is a usual reason for elevated wbc. For a list of causes consult the website given below:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/my00161/dsection=causes. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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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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Can lymphoma cause WBC count to be high (25, 000)?

Can lymphoma cause WBC count to be high (25, 000)?

Absolutely-but..: Depends on the type of lymphoma. By definition, lymphoma-leukemia can be seen in the peripheral blood, with types such as chronic lymphocytic lymphoma/leukemia. But in general, it depends on the lymphoma type. It would be lymphocytes or blasts that were elevated. ...Read more

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What could cause a high WBC count in a 3-month-old?

Stress/infection: The WBC can double in a reaction to stress at any age as circulating stress cortisol causes wbc's to enter the circulation from their resting sites.The typical cause is some infectious trigger & both viral & bacterial infections can cause a similar increase. After time passes the profile of the wbc's (neutrophils/lymphs/monocytes) can suggest a likely agent. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause high WBC count?

Does lupus cause high WBC count?

No.: In fact a low lyphocytes count heralds an increase in lupus activity, and neutropenia is common in sle! a high white count means inflammation usually infectious. Steroids like Prednisone will elevate it. Smoking will, as well. ...Read more

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What can cause a high WBC count for 8 mnths? Last week I had bloodwork done again & now both wbc's & rbc's are high.

How high?: Labs mean nothing in isolation. High WBC's are concerning only when ti's way above reference range and/or there are bizarre cells among the healthy ones. Your physician is your best guide. Many people just run WBC's a bit higher than other folks and we never find why. You also know that reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My WBC count is high but no one can tell me why. I have no infection and i'm not sick. What could be the cause?

My WBC count is high but no one can tell me why. I have no infection and i'm not sick. What could be the cause?

A variety of things: Can cause this but how high? And what is the differential count, the kind of white blood cells? ...Read more

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I have a WBC count of 10 and lymphocytes at 428. Is that high or low? What may cause this? Should i be worried?

I have a WBC count of 10 and lymphocytes at 428. Is that high or low?  What may cause this?  Should i be worried?

Low lymphocyte: Your lymphocyte count (428) is low. See doc to repeat cbc. Normal lymphocyte: 1000 to 5000 most common cause for low lymphocyte is viral infections (ebv, cmv, hiv, etc). Others include autoimmune disease (ra, ms, etc), drug, or blood or bone marrow disorder. Your WBC (10, 000) is normal. ...Read more

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Can recurrent boils/furnaces cause recurrent high WBC count? All 7 labs I have had over 3 years have shown a high WBC. Range from 10 to 20 each test.

Can recurrent boils/furnaces cause recurrent high WBC count? All 7 labs I have had over 3 years have shown a high WBC. Range from 10 to 20 each test.

Depends: If the white blood cell count is performed while you have a significant skin/ soft tissue infection, the WBC's may be elevated, but I am not sure that would explain a WBC count in the range of 20,000. Best to have complete blood count (CBC) done when there is no obvious infection. If elevated, would see a hematologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have uveitis the second time, on 40mg wyselone with 25000 leucocyte count since 2 months, what are causes of high WBC count?Weakness n feverishness

3 main causes: Uveitis, especially recurrent Uveitis with no injury to the eye or infection in the eye is usually due to autoimmune disease, cancer, or a chronic infection in your system. This should be evaluated by a doctor familiar with these problems. This usually means a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Anytime I get blood work my WBC count is always slightly elevated. This has been over a few years. What would cause this.

Anytime I get blood work my WBC count is always slightly elevated. This has been over a few years. What would cause this.

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. If there are no weird cells on your smear, then this is almost certainly just you. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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