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my daughters blood test showed too many white blood cells??

(9 Posts)
mindermummy Sat 15-Aug-09 20:54:04

have to back to talk to doc..but within 4 weeks..which im thinking cant be tooo serious.
but what could too many white blood cells indicate??

TotalChaos Sat 15-Aug-09 20:57:23

I think it can indicate that your DD has recently had some sort of virus or infection. So if that's the reason then 4 weeks later the results should be fine.

AnotherFineMess Sat 15-Aug-09 20:57:27

This can often happen when a child is fighting off an infection - has she has anything recently or been around other cildren - my daughter had a raised white blood count when all her friends had chicken pox.

AnotherFineMess Sat 15-Aug-09 20:58:18

Sorry - that should have read 'been around other children who have had infections?'

JustcallmeDog Sat 15-Aug-09 20:58:33

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LIZS Sat 15-Aug-09 21:03:59

ds had this but it was within the level of expectation as he had an ear infection at the time

scottishmummy Sat 15-Aug-09 21:18:42

elevated WBC can be indicative of fighting a bacterial infection.dont assume the worst,wait for follow up results

sorry this is stressful for you

TheDailyMailHatesWomenAndLemon Sat 15-Aug-09 21:18:59

The normal explanation is that they are fighting or just getting over an infection or potential infection (which is when the body is supposed to manufacture loads of white blood cells). So waiting a few weeks and retesting should then show that white blood cell counts have returned to normal levels. If that doesn't happen then it may be something more serious and further investigation would be warranted.

mindermummy Tue 18-Aug-09 10:42:56

This was the second one she had had, and it has obviously showed up again....(well i presume thats what there gonna say to me...).

How could she have had an infection both times??? with a gap of about 6 months between tests!?

The appointment is in a few weeks time...so sitting here thinking about it!! sad

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