High white blood cell count

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I have had a new replacement knee 5 years ago never worked still very painful my other knee is totally shot needs replacing I have heart failure type 2 diabetes had a blood test on Wednesday got told my white blood cells were double what they should be I was wondering my osteoarthritis which is very bad can cause wbc to be high.

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    Yes..  a high white blood cell count can be caused from inflammation, stress and trauma.  I am wondering what type of white blood cell count is high though.  Your total white blood cell count is done through the count of the subtypes such as, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes.  It will give a better idea as to what may be going on and causing the high wbc, if you know what type of wbc is high.  Do you know your results?  If not and you don't know what type of wbc is high, then you can call your doctor and ask them for a copy of your test results. 

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      With the numbers you gave me.. I am going to guess that the type of wbc that is high is the neutrophils.  Neutrophils can be high for many different reasons, such as, physical and mental stress, smoking, inflammation, virus, bacteria, cancer, and even certain drugs.  The most common cause that can cause a higher count of 80 or over is a sudden virus or bacteria.  Our bodies are bombarded everyday with all kind of germs. Our bodies can quickly attack them before we even feel sick.  You should have your doctor do a repeat blood work in a month or two.  If it goes back to normal by then, that would indicate that it was most likely just a virus/bacteria.  If it remains high or goes even higher, then it could indicate something even more serious or chronic and should prompt further testing from your doctor.  
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