High White Blood Count

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of slowly progressing leukemia affecting the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps fight against infections. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, painful and swollen lymph nodes, enlarged spleen with pain in the abdominal area, loss of weight, night sweats, and recurrent infections. Older adults, white people, family history, and persons exposed to chemicals are more prone to get chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It also increases the risk of other cancers and causes immune problems.

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Why do I have a high white blood cell count even after a year of bacterial infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a high TLC since I got a bacterial infection the past year. It has neither increased nor decreased. It was 9,200 last year, and after medication, it returned to 5500. Over the last few months, I have repeated CBC five to six times, and every time it is between 10,000 to 10,...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You have mild leukocytosis, a borderline elevation of leukocyte count, and your peripheral blood smear shows no abnormal cells. So, you need not worry about that single report. However, if you have any clinical complaints, please mention ...  Read Full »

My mother suffers from stomach pain with high WBC. What does it indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having stomach pain for the past four days. She took Emset, Tramadol, and Histamol injection in the hospital. A blood test was done and it showed a WBC of 19000 wbcs per microliter. What to do? She started taking antibiotics such as Cepodox. She has nausea along with stoma...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your reports. Your mother is having a bacterial infection and so there are elevated counts of WBC with predominant neutrophils. Your mother is taking antibiotics and it is good. If she feels better in the next two days, then there is nothing to be worrie...  Read Full »

Should I be worried to have a high WBC count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a high white blood cell count. It is more than usual. I got my blood tested. And the result is I have 12000 white blood count. In the report, it is written that normal count is up to 11000. Do I have to worry about anything? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Y. Siva Roja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. White blood cells are a type of blood cells which are majorly involved in fighting infection in the body and are usually increased in amounts when the body is fighting against an infection and occasionally in certain other conditions. ...  Read Full »

Why is my neutrophil number dropping?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had my blood tests done for unexplained bruising, mouth sores, muscle pain and headaches. The neutrophil number came back as low of 1.2. I looked back at my past laboratory results and the neutrophil number has been dropping as follows. First it was 3.4, then 3.2, 2.9, 2.7, 2.1...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: If the immune system were being affected, then I would like to look at the whole picture of WBC count (white blood cell) and decide. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease and in chronic diseases, the lymphocytes increase. ...  Read Full »

Is there any correlation between fluctuating BP and increasing WBC count?

Query: Hi doctor,Can fluctuate blood pressure cause elevated WBC? I got sick with chronic idiopathic urticaria and started MTX. My Rheumatologist diagnosed me with seronegative RA and stopped MTX. Did Vectra DA test, and scored 42/moderate for RA disease. I was supposed to start Remicade this Thursday, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a detailed history. To answer your first query, there is no direct correlation between fluctuating BP and the increase in cell counts. CRP is usually elevated in RA (rheumatoid arthritis) disease, which is a common finding reflecting the body's...  Read Full »

What causes high WBC count in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year son is ill for past two weeks. Initially it was diagnosed as viral infection due to season change. He was given fever and cold medicine (Asthaline). Fever was mostly between 100-101 degree F.  He had occasional cough may be five times a day. He had the medicine for 5 days but t...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has definitely got bacterial infection. From your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) the reasons are as follows. His initial CRP (C-reactive protein) was 17.3 which has came down to 10.3. CRP is an acute phase reactant which indic...  Read Full »

What causes of high white blood cell count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I am overweight. My regular doctor noticed my WBC has been high every single time he has drawn my blood. He even asked me to come back several times to double check. It has been like this and climbing slowly for a year. He referred me to an oncologist. But in t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: A rising WBC (white blood cell) count in the absence of any infection, however mild is sometimes worrisome and that is being at present felt by your doctor. Mild ...  Read Full »

My baby's WBC count is high two months after an infection. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My son turned one two months ago. He was last sick two months ago for about a week. He had some standard vaccinations and a routine CBC to check for lead level and anemia. The CBC came back with high WBC and high platelets. His pediatrician was not concerned and said it could be from a re...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see that you are aware of your child's health. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me give you my opinion. Do not directly conclude it as a malignancy, especially leukemia. In the peripheral smear, no blast cells...  Read Full »

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