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What infections cause white blood cells to be high?

What infections cause white blood cells to be high?

The following conditions can cause white blood cell counts to be high:

  • Viral or bacterial infection.
  • Inflammation.
  • Excessive physical or emotional stress (such as fever, injury, or surgery)
  • Burns.
  • Immune system disorders such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Thyroid problems.

How can you tell if your white blood cell count is too high?

The only way to truly determine if your levels are too high is to get your blood tested, by your physician’s office or through InsideTracker. People with high (above normal) white blood cell count, a condition called leukocytosis, typically don’t have any specific symptoms,…

When do you need a white blood cell count test?

High White Blood Cell Count. A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that is commonly ordered by doctors. A CBC is often ordered as part of a complete physical or when your doctor thinks you might have a certain condition, such as an infection. A CBC may also be done to check on levels of prescribed medications in the body.

What’s the normal white blood cell count for men?

In general, the normal range for men is 5,000-10,000 white blood cells per microliter of blood. For women who are not pregnant, the range is 4,500-11,000 white blood cells per microliter.

What causes an increase in white blood cell count?

Severe emotional or physical stress may increase your white blood cell count. This includes stress due to anxiety and overexertion.

The only way to truly determine if your levels are too high is to get your blood tested, by your physician’s office or through InsideTracker. People with high (above normal) white blood cell count, a condition called leukocytosis, typically don’t have any specific symptoms,…

Is there a link between white blood cell count and cancer?

Researchers have now used data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study to see if there’s a relationship between the white blood cell (WBC) count and the occurrence of 4 specific cancers. Their findings are published in the Archives of Internal Medicine .

High White Blood Cell Count. A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that is commonly ordered by doctors. A CBC is often ordered as part of a complete physical or when your doctor thinks you might have a certain condition, such as an infection. A CBC may also be done to check on levels of prescribed medications in the body.

In general, the normal range for men is 5,000-10,000 white blood cells per microliter of blood. For women who are not pregnant, the range is 4,500-11,000 white blood cells per microliter.