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I done blood work in may and everything was fine. I picked

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Hi. I done blood work in may and everything was fine. I picked up smoking again after year and a half of being smoke free. So in august i started smoking again and excessivly like over two packs a day. Did blood work mid october and it came with high wbc of 13. My doctor called and immediatly started throwing word leukima around. Should i be freaked out or is this gone up by smoking? Im doing another test on monday. Plz help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

WBC 13k is not a concerning number.

Leukemia causes wbc count over 100 thousand.

So you are nowhere near it.

Your doctor used scare tactics to make you quit smoking.

Good intention.

But no need to panic about your count.

Best wishes,

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