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I have a high white blood cell count, What could that mean?

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I have a high white blood cell count, What could that mean?

Postby angvariationutoke13 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:33 pm

I went to the ER today and found out I have a white blood cell count of 17, Which is much more than the normal 12. What could it mean? I do have a slipped disc in my back, Could that be a factor because it is inflammed? ANY answers would be appreciated.
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I have a high white blood cell count, What could that mean?

Postby cinneidigh » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:39 pm

White blood cell counts are elevated when the body is fighting an illness or disease, so a high count is indicative of an infection. Often, your doctor will order another round of tests after he or she determines you have a high white blood cell count. Some of the diseases or conditions he or she may test for include measles, tissue damage from burns, tuberculosis, whooping cough, myelofibrosis, acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and chronic myelogenous leukemia. A high white blood cell count may also be attributable to several viral or bacterial infections that, depending on your symptoms, your doctor may also test for.


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