3 doctors weighed in:
What symptoms are often associated with a high white blood cell count?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on reason
High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection.
Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause of high WBC rather than from the high WBC itself. Reasons for elevated WBC can include infection, blood/bone marrow disorder, cancer, and treatment with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes, a WBC may be somewhat high with no clear reason or symptom.

In brief: Depends on reason
High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection.
Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause of high WBC rather than from the high WBC itself. Reasons for elevated WBC can include infection, blood/bone marrow disorder, cancer, and treatment with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes, a WBC may be somewhat high with no clear reason or symptom.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors