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Doctor insights on: Reasons For A High White Blood Cell Count

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White Blood Cell (Definition)

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


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Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?

Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?

Need data: You did not provide the actual counts. The count may be your normal value. Uncomplicated bruise of the rib is not expected to raise WBC count. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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What is the most common reason to have a white blood cell count of 12.7?

Infection: Is the most common cause of a mildly elevated white blood cell count. Most bacterial infections result in elevated wbcs with primarily neutrophils. ...Read more

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I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm ?

I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm ?

No: In the absence of moth sores or recurrent infections no need to work up a mildly low neutrophil count. This is very common in african americans and those of northern european ancestry. ...Read more

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What causes a high white blood cell count?

Stresses: Can be from infection, steroids, some other drugs, or more rarely blood cancer. Need more information and situation/history to narrow. ...Read more

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What?Causes a high white blood cell count?

High WBC: You could have inflammation rather than infection. A sed rate and CRP are helpful tests to rule this out. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a high white blood cell count?

What happens if you have a high white blood cell count?

Nothing: Nothing "happens" as a result of a high white count. The number of white blood cells on a typical blood smear is used as a tool to help diagnose many different medical problems. Generally white blood cells increase in response to an infection or physical stress. There are several types of white blood cell and analyzing the percentage of each in the white cell count gives clues to the cause. ...Read more