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My blood cell count was slightly elevated to 14000. is that

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my white blood cell count was slightly elevated to 14000. is that something to be worried about? i am 6.5 months pregnant
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. D replied 9 years ago.
It can be normal in pregnancy to have a slightly elevated white count. I would definitely agree that if you are having symptoms of infection or other concerning symptoms to have them evaluated.

I think the repeat CBC in a few days is also a very good idea and will hopefully be reassuring.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I am not really having any other symptoms. I guess I want to know if 14000 is anything to really worry about. thanks
Expert:  Dr. D replied 9 years ago.
An isolated white blood cell count of 14000 is not worrisome. I would definitely look at the comparison CBC and to be sure you could follow it up postpartum.

I wish you the best with your pregnancy.
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