Are Tonsils A Symptom Of High Leukocytes?

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I want to ask if tonsils are also one of the symptoms of high leukocytes? Thanks.

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Good night Gloriaa, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.

Tonsils which are often used by the public as well as what you mean in the question here is a condition where inflammation occurs in the tonsil organs (tonsils) and causes an enlargement of the organ.

In the medical world, generally leukocytes (white blood cells) that have increased in number exceeding the normal number of reference leukocytes are one marker that there is an inflammation or infection that occurs in the body. But it should also be noted that if the number of leukocytes is very high than the normal value, it can also be considered a condition called leukemia (white blood cancer).

Therefore, inflammation that occurs in tonsils is not a symptom of high leukocytes, but it is one of the possible causes of an increase in leukocytes, because basically leukocytes are blood cells that function to help fight germs and also inflammation that is happening at inside the body. So keep in mind that basically high leukocytes are only a symptom of a disease that causes it, and this cannot be reversed because in principle high leukocytes are not a disease.

To ascertain whether the high leukocytes are caused by inflammation in the tonsils or not, then it should be checked first to the doctor to be sure, because it can be done when examining the number of leukocytes, inflammation or infection occurs in other body organs that can cause a response there is also an increase in the number of leukocytes.

I hope this helps.

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