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High white blood count

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  • Posted By: babydoll1
  • March 18, 2009
  • 03:27 AM

My Dr. says I have a high white blood count so far for about 2 months, which means I have some sort of infection. When I ask her what the infection is, she says she does not know, but she keeps putting me on antibotics that don't seem to be working. I know it's not good to keep taking antibotics. Is there some other general blood test she can do to find out what the infection is? I have emphysema, does that have anything to do with the white blood count? Concerned!

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  • I had very high white blood cell counts with no infections and tried antibiotics on numerous occasions that didnt help for 4 years, I had extremely low iron and it didn't go away until 8 months of iron infusions (weekly) and I still have them every 3 months since.I believe my body was overproducing the white blood cells and causing leukocytosis because my body didnt have enough haemoglobin (red blood cells carrying oxygen due to low iron) and was trying to compensate. Just a suggestion that you should look into something your body might be lacking? Maybe your body is trying to compensate for something you're deficient in? Get your minerals etc, and even hormones checked as I had Thyroid (ADH hormone) levels too which have improved also.Hope this helps.
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