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My doctor said that my white blood cells are a little elevated, should I be worried?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Not necessarily.

The body produces many different types of white blood cells as part of the immune system. This production varies from person to person, and many normal and abnormal conditions (such as infection) can cause the white blood cell count to rise.
Please speak to your doctor to clarify how elevated your count is, and if the lab test show what types of cells were elevated. He is likely to reassure you.

In brief: Not necessarily.

The body produces many different types of white blood cells as part of the immune system. This production varies from person to person, and many normal and abnormal conditions (such as infection) can cause the white blood cell count to rise.
Please speak to your doctor to clarify how elevated your count is, and if the lab test show what types of cells were elevated. He is likely to reassure you.
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