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Question by  Zel (16)

What could a high white blood cell count in pregnancy mean?

I am 5 months pregnant and has a high white blood cell count.


Answer by  KatDay (104)

First of all, elevated white blood cell counts can be normal during pregnancy. It all depends how high it is. Second, a physician may want to repeat the test in the next few weeks to see changes. Of course, it is important to see if there are any other symptoms that accompany high white blood cell counts.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

A lot of times a high white blood cell count is a sign of an infection whether you are pregnant or not.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

White blood cells typically increase when your body is fighting an infection. Urinary tract infections are common in pregnancy. Sometimes white blood cell counts rise harmlessly during pregnancy.


Answer by  dubhreubel (501)

A high white blood cell count often means your body is fighting some kind of infection. Some testing and a doctors exam should help you define what kind.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

A slightly elevated white blood cell count is normal during pregnancy. A high white blood cell count can indicate that you have an infection. Be sure to follow your doctor's advice on how to proceed with proper monitoring.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

High white blood cell count in pregnancy is not good. It indicates that there is some infection or inflammation which is not good for your foetus. Increased white blood cell count may be due to stress or some physical activity. Consult your doctor immediately and take utmost care to deliver a healthy baby.

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