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What does high white blood cells and neutrophils mean ?

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mayaknew Mon 03-Aug-15 16:26:03

Got full blood count done (pregnant) and the results for white blood cells and neutrophils came back abnormal (high) .

WBC 12.8
Neutrophils 9.9

I know these things are connected to immune system but why would they be high and what does it indicate ?

Thanks smile

(Nb mw never mentioned it just put the sheet in my notes so mustn't be concerned but still rather know what it means!)

LadyPlumpington Mon 03-Aug-15 16:29:05

I'd say that it meant that you're fighting off a virus. They are only slightly a bit above normal, so don't worry unless you're feeling rough!

poisonedbypen Mon 03-Aug-15 16:30:16

Just that you've had an infection or are fighting one. Nothing to worry about

mayaknew Mon 03-Aug-15 16:53:23

Thanks I feel much better now the bloods are from a few weeks ago and I hadn't been well so that must be it thanks again smile

hesterton Mon 03-Aug-15 16:54:45

I had this test result last week - fighting off a virus. Hope you feel better soon flowers

Le1890 Mon 03-Aug-15 21:00:38


Was just to add apparently it's common in pregnancy for high wbc. That's likely why it's not been mentioned to you.

When I was pregnant it was my consultant who said a common error with junior doctors is to panic about high wbc, but that in pregnant woman they are normal. No idea how we were even on this topic btw!!x

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