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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:14 PM   1
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High White Cell Count In Pregnancy - WCC


Right so following my appointment this morning and her sending me to the consultant/high risk unit Wednesday I decided to look up in my notes the results, term & search that thing I advise against ...'Google'.

Anyway the result that is suppose to be between 4-11 highest in pregnancy that was 28 is WCC white blood cell count.

Anyone know anything

Some of the other levels are high - gonna look up what they mean in a bit



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:16 PM   2
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my white blood cells have been high at each test this pregnancy was 18 the last one no one metioned it so dont know what it means

also high was heamatocrit and basophils- (sp?) but again no one said anytihng much about it so must be ok!

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I'm guessing the 4-11 is expected result in pregnancy and maybe slightly out would be no concern but mines more than double ...I see references of no need to worry but why send me to the high risk unit for nothing? I hate being sent places for nothing lol



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:22 PM   4
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Aren't white blood cells what fight infections? Don't know, can't remember but I saw a programme once about red and white blood cells . . . From what I can gather high white blood cells can indicate infection, which is why you are making more of them.

Hope it is nothing though!



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:25 PM   5
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I'm not knowledgeable about that type of thing...
and boy am I glad they don't hand me the info about my appointments or i'd panic about everything by using google!!
I hope it's nothing big, and that she's just sending you to be sure!!!



 
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Yer SCS said that among other reasons lukemia (sp) is one reference I found but I don't think thats it.

Just wondering if I'm going to walk in after waiting 2 hours longer than booked appointment Wednesday to be told some standard info and sent home at the cost of 14 to get there an back.



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:27 PM   7
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Not panicing or nothing Nat lol just curious - if I was dying I'd have been sent there today



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:30 PM   8
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Results: 6 causes of High white cell count

1. Acute infections
2. Bacterial diseases
3. Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
4. Fungal infections
5. Pregnancy
6. Viral diseases



I'm going to say maybe you have an infection of some sort... are you feeling different than normal? Plus - it doesn't specify WHY pregnancy gives you high white blood count on the site I just looked at... But the majority of pages says infection.. so it could be just a simple infection that antibiotics would get rid of in a few days!


And - I always panic... I swear to god the most horrible pages come up for me when I google something I want to know!!! Just always gives me the worst of the worst. Google is my enemy most of the time!!!! LOL

Let us know after the appointment! I'm quite curious about this now!



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:32 PM   9
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High white blood cell count = infection x



 
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 13:35 PM   10
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Anything below 10 is fine, above that indicates an infection. Though some people, like me, always have a high count. Have you had a cold or anything recently?

Im a nurse btw - or was until i became a sahm x



 
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