Re: Could this Leukemia. White Blood cell count high for 6 years, now granulocytes hi
Andrew, have you seen a hematologist yet? If not, I think it is time. Something is making your bone marrow produce too many WBCs of the granulocyte type, and your WBC count is not just borderline high if it is getting up to 20,000. A hematologist will get to the bottom of this so whatever it is, you can be treated instead of just watched. Granulocytes are the type of white cell that counteracts bacterial infections. It is balanced out by lymphocytes in an approx 60/40 ratio. Leukemia is one possibility, but a hidden abcess in your body could do the same. Usually that would be accompanied by fever and some localized pain, but not always. Please see a hematologist for a thorough work-up of this. Observing it isn't appropriate at this stage.