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Time, my blood cell count has been between 3-7,000 units

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For a long time, my white blood cell count has been between 3-7,000 units "high". I've had a bone marrow biopsy, which was negative.
My question is this: I've had roughly 10 surgeries, and have a decent amount of internal scar it possible my body is combating what it sees as a problem (the scar tissue being there) by elevating my white count?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.


This is not a high white count.

High normal is still normal.

There is no concern here.

12,000 would be into the high range, 14,000, 17,000.

Then after that clearly high.

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