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I just had blood tests done at my doctors office. Everyting

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I just had blood tests done at my doctor's office. Everyting was perfect but my WBC count was a tiny bit high. The normal range my doctor's office has listed is 4.5-10. Mine was 10.4. My doctor told me .4 was nothing to worry about. However I am obese. My question is, does being obese raise your WBC? And if so, will losing weight lower my number?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  911Doctor replied 5 years ago.

911Doctor :

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,

911Doctor :

The numbers are fine.

911Doctor :

Obesity does not cause an increased white count.

911Doctor :

and yours, if you measured it again right now might be 9.5 or up to 11....

911Doctor :

the cbc is basically a worthless test in and of itself.

911Doctor :

if someone is sick then it can sometimes be useful.

911Doctor :

if you are worried about anemia it can sometimes be useful,

911Doctor :

but it is absolutely worthless as a 'screening' test...

911Doctor :

your results are normal.

Customer:

He was worried about anemia

911Doctor :

i see. what was your hgb, and hct?

Customer:

hgb 12.7/ hct 38.2

911Doctor :

no anemia.

911Doctor :

all good news.

Customer:

Thats what he said. Thank you.

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