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I just had a CBC done where my WBC was 16 and my abs neutrophil was 11.6. Turns out had same results in cbcs going back 6 years. What could be cause?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: That is unusual

High WBC is commonly caused by infections/inflammation.
But yours is not likely to be due to infection., so it could be a benign variation, as long as it is not increasing. You should keep a watch, get it rechecked once yearly. If it should go up more than 1-2 thousand(>18-20, 000) then a consult with a hematologist would be advisable for long term monitoring as there is a condition, CML which can.

In brief: That is unusual

High WBC is commonly caused by infections/inflammation.
But yours is not likely to be due to infection., so it could be a benign variation, as long as it is not increasing. You should keep a watch, get it rechecked once yearly. If it should go up more than 1-2 thousand(>18-20, 000) then a consult with a hematologist would be advisable for long term monitoring as there is a condition, CML which can.
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