white blood cell count is 11.7 what does this mean?
Whoever answered this question with "You probably have a disease. Probably AIDS or HIV. Because the normal range for white blood cells 5,000 to 9,000. Well, you're screwed. lol." is a moron. A high WBC does indicate that there is a disease or bacteria that you are fighting, as white blood cells increase whenever there is an infection present, such as pneumonia, appendicitis, gall stones, and certains types of cancers. It would be wise for you to see your Primary Care Physician as soon as possible. Also, if you are taking any medications - both prescribed and OTC - along with any odd symptoms that you may have been experiencing lately, document these and take the list with you to your next Doctor's appointment. Good luck, and good health!
This means that this person is sick and needs to build up the white blood cell count.
Why my white blood cell count is 5.9??
When you get sick, your white blood cell count is higher than normal your immune system, your white blood cell count can drop to very low levels.