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What Does A White Blood Cell Count Of 11.4 Mean?

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Tracy Koroma answered
A white blood cell count of 11.4 is pretty high, and is probably a sign that you have an infection, allergy or inflammation.

What’s The Average Range For A White Blood Cell Count?
A healthy person has a white blood cell count of between 4.3 to 10.8, which makes 11.4 significantly higher than average.

What Does A High White Blood Cell Count Mean?
Well, your white blood cells are what your body creates to fight infection. When you’re healthy, your body doesn’t need many of them, as there’s nothing to fight.

However, as soon as you get an infection or have an allergic reaction to something, your body produces extra white blood cells.

Essentially, your existing white blood cells call for back-up when there’s trouble!

What Could A High White Blood Count Be A Sign Of?
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Tissue damage
  • Trauma
  • Allergy
  • Leukemia
  • Bone marrow disease
  • Intense physical or mental stress
  • Smoking too much
  • Extreme exercise
Luckily, if you know your white blood cell count is high, you must have already been to see your doctor. This is a good start - they’ll be able to find out what the problem is, and will hopefully be able to treat it.

In the meantime, don’t stress over it - this can make your white blood cell count rise even more!
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
11.4 levels of white blood cells can be due to infection, an inflammatory process or emotional/physical stress, because normal levels are 4.3-10.8.

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