The Doctor Says My Mom's White Blood Cell Count Is In The 30,000s. What Does This Mean?


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Tracy Koroma Profile
Tracy Koroma answered
This means that your mom’s white blood cell count is very high - the average range is between 4,300 to 10,800.

What Can Cause Someone’s White Blood Cell Count To Be Over 30,000?
  • Infection
  • Illness
  • Inflammation
  • Leukemia
  • Allergy
It’s good that your mom has already seen the doctor – they should be able to find out what’s wrong, and then she can be treated.

What Are White Blood Cells?
White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are what your body generates to fight infection.

When you’re sick, your white blood cell count will be higher than usual. When you’re healthy, your white blood cells only make up about 1% of your blood.

Think of your white blood cells as a police force. When the city is peaceful, they only need a few officers patrolling the streets.

However, if a huge bank robbery takes place, there’ll be cop cars and police officers everywhere!
Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
That means that your mom more than likely has leukemia or a severe infection. The normal reference range for white blood cells is 4000-10,000.

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