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raised white cell count

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 14, 2008
  • 04:56 PM

I have to wait 2 weeks for a second blood test.
The first came back normal, but my doctor is sending me back for a full blood count,and has requested that i have a raised white blood count.
I have not been able to see my doctor as she is away on holiday, the form i need to take with me for my second blood test indicates that my white cells are raised.

Any idea what this could mean?

Many thanks.

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  • 1)Which fraction of the leucocytes is raised(lymphocytes,neutrophiles,bazophiles,eosinophiles,monocites)2)If theyre total number excedes 10000 per ml it might indicate an infection 3)If theyre form is modified and number is increased more than 20-25 tausend it may indicate a form of leukemia
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 15, 2008
    • 08:45 PM
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  • It simply means that your body is producing more white blood cells in an attempt to ward off some kind of infection. There are 6 or 8 types of white blood cells. Each has it's own "job" of seek-and-destroy a certain invader. Elevated white blood cell count comes with every infection.
    vleichleiter 3 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 05:38 PM
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  • I have had a slightly elevated wbcc for 2-3 years now. My doctor says it is most likely caused by inflammation. Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 06:38 PM
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  • Hi Kiera! I've had a slightly elevated WBC count for about a year now. (That I know of anyway, maybe longer). Mine seem to be from what feels like urinary tract infections, but their not. Did they give you antibiotics? I've gone through 4 or 5 sessions of antibiotics now, but now they decide they're going to add a drug that is supposed to get rid of parasites????!!! Maybe! :eek:
    vleichleiter 3 Replies
    • November 17, 2008
    • 09:21 PM
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