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Blood cell 16.84 neutrophil 14.62 monocyte.98

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white blood cell 16.84 neutrophil 14.62 monocyte.98
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
your WBC counts can be elevated from infection in your body like a bladder infection or lung infection or throat infection
colds and viral infections can cause your WBC counts to b eup.
you should see your doctor to check for infections
sometimes also your bone marrow makes too much WBC counts
some myelodysplastic syndromes can also cause your WBC counts to be at your level
how long has your WBC count been up at 16.8 level?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
2 years
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I see
you should see a hematologist and get a bone marrow biopsy
has your doctor referred you to see a hematologist?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is this indicative of heavy metal poisoning such as titanium
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
usually heavy metal poisoning would not cause your elevated WBC count
you can get blood testing to check for chromium and cobalt heavy metals which sometimes can leak out from artificial hips
I am sorry you have had a failure of surgery repair of your hip
titanium is inert and does not leak into the blood system
but if the hip surgery has not worked, you can continue to have pain and inflammation there which can cause elevated WBC counts.