What Symptoms Does A High White Blood Count Cause?


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The symptoms vary, so you should speak to your doctor or GP if you are concerned about your health or just want assistance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that your body is working properly and effectively. In terms of high white blood counts, however, you can become suspicious as to whether or not you will have a high count if you have experienced any of the following causes.

A high white blood cell count is caused when the body has spent time and energy fighting against a specific illness or disease. Hence, a high count of white blood cells usually indicates there is some kind of infection in the body. Usually your doctor will order an extra round of tests before they have ensure you that you have a high white blood cells count.

Some of the conditions or diseases that you may be tested for during your check up will include tissue damage from burns, tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, myelofibrosis, acute lymphocytic leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myelegenous leukemia and chronic myelogenous leukemia. A high count can also be related to a number of viruses, as well as bacterial infections - and depending on your symptoms of these problems, your doctor may even perform further tests.

High blood cell counts can be treated, however. You and your doctor will talk about the best treatments for you once you’ve actually been diagnosed with a particular problem. For most bacteria and viruses, your doctor will give you a course of antibiotics. Once the illness has been cured, your blood cell counts will begin to go back to normal. For other more serious conditions, however, then a doctor will have to prescribe a more serious form of treatment.
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Anonymous answered
A high white blood-cell count usually IS a symptom.  It generally means that the body's immune system has been triggered to fight against an infection of some sort.  However, it can also be a sign of leukemia or other cancer, depending on the type of white blood cells being produced.  A symptom that usually accompanies a high white blood cell count is a fever.

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