Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Blood Test Results
Hello,

A bit over a month ago I was sent by my local doctor for a full blood test. Everything was fine except for a high white blood cell count. My white blood cell count was 11000. The normal range I am led to believe is between 4000 and 11000. My doctor asked me to get another test done in a month, and I did last Friday. The count this time was 13000. He has asked to see me in a weeks time where i'll do another blood test. I was told by his secretary that everything is alright. I currently do not have any other ailments/conditions. I am confused??? What do these results mean???

Thankyou,

Scottoz
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
A raised white blood count can be an indicator of infection.  Your white count isn't raised very much above normal.  The body is always being invaded by bacterial and viral "bugs" that need to be fought.  Each time, WBCs are raised until the "bug" has been irradicated.  Most of the time you don't know it is happening. It sounds like the doctor is letting the WBCs do their job, but is watching just to make sure they don't need a little help. If other symptoms occur, like a fever, let your doc know, otherwise don't worry.  The little soldiers are out there doing what they do best.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks for that info... I was just a bit confused because they didn't tell me anything.. Once again, thanks
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top General Health Answerers
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
CA
Avatar universal
Blank
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
Nelson, New Zealand
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC