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 My brother has a temperature of 104 degrees?
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 I have mono, how do I get rid of this sore throat?
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What does it mean when you have too many white blood cells?
my bloods were tested and i have been asked too return in two weeks to have a retest according to the receptionist i have too many white blood cells, in the dark and worried !

It just means your body is fighting some sort of infection. It might take a while for your count to come down but if your worried ring and talk to the doctor.

John G
I am no doctor but i think that a great number of white blood cells indicates a highly active immune system due to:

a. an inflammation
b. a recent cold
c. an infection

Sometimes anxiety or not sleeping well and at the proper time, are factors that may influence your immune system and result to a high number of white blood cells.

The best advice can be given by a doctor. He will probably ask you to do a more thorough blood test checkup.

All my best wishes and prays with you.
Hopefully you are as healthy as a bull ;-)

Richard D
I believe it means that your spleen is pumping out blood to fight an infection of some kind . . . at the least something that has invaded the body. If you think the worst you will make yourself vulnerable to the medical people that will be dealing with you. Think positive, you have a minor infection of some kind.

an increased white blood cell count represents an infection or post infection. If your doctors are happy to follow you up in 2 weeks and you have not been prescribed any anti biotics or other treatments then don't worry, the count was most likely slightly raised and not of major concern.

An increased wbc count indicates infection of some kind.

When that happened to me in 1999 I was told by my doctor that I was on the verge of getting leukemia.
Fortunately, my cells returned to normal within six months, but it was a scary thing.
My high count was due to a reaction from taking steroid pills to stop an allergic reaction to medication.

The high count can also be due to an infection somewhere in you body.

They generally keep an eye on your blood about every six months to be sure of the count. Chances are your count will return to normal (especially if you get that infection treated). Leukemia is rare.

It means you could ahve an infection. White blood cells build up when there is something foreign in the body they need to fight against. When there's nothing the white blood cells are usually relatively low.

increase WBC usually means that there is an ongoing infection, your body is trying to ward off infection.

Usually an increased WBC count means you have or are just getting over an infection of some kind. Since your doctor want to follow up with you in 2 weeks and hasn't prescribed anything else, it leads me to believe that you do not have any visable signs of infection. Usually, your immune system will fight off most infections. You doctor will want to see if your WBC is back to normal indicating that you are over the infection. If not, they there could be a host of things that he will look into. For now, I would not be too worried.

White blood cells (leukocytes) are an important part of the body's defense against infective organisms and foreign substances. To defend the body adequately, a sufficient number of white blood cells must receive a message that an infective organism or foreign substance has invaded the body, get to where they are needed, and then kill and digest the harmful organism or substance
Normally, a person produces about 100 billion white blood cells a day. The number of white blood cells in a given volume of blood is expressed as cells per microliter of blood. The total white blood cell count normally ranges between 4,000 and 11,000 cells per microliter. The proportion of each of the five major types of white blood cells and the total number of cells of each type can also be determined in a given volume of blood.

Too few or too many white blood cells indicates a disorder. Leukopenia, a decrease in the number of white blood cells to fewer than 4,000 cells per microliter of blood, makes a person more susceptible to infections. Leukocytosis, an increase in the number of white blood cells to more than 11,000 cells per microliter of blood, may result from the normal response of the body to help fight an infection. However, an increase in the number of white blood cells can also result when the regulation of white blood cell development is disrupted and immature or abnormal cells are released into the blood.

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