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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Viral infection: Viral infections like epstein barr (cause of mono), CMV and others are the usual causes of elevation of reactive lymphocytes. If these persist, it wou ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: The absolute lymphocyte count of 3.2 means nothing in and of itself. A modest lymphocytosis could go along with a viral infection, or may just be norm ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It depends,,,: This really depends on whether or not you have an underlying condition. If not, you might just have had a viral infection or something like that when ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Symptoms?: It is very hard to give meaning to lab values without the clinical context (symptoms) and the exact lab values (how high or low). In general, what you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Musculo-skeletal pain is not expected to raise lymphocyte count.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymphocytosis: There are numerous infectious conditions that are associated with high lymphocyte counts. Viral conditions include hepatitis, inf. Mono, cmv, herpes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection.: Depends on relative proportions, but in general without symptoms this is sometimes a big nothing. Could potentially be an infection, but you would ver ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It depends: One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
No: The lymphocytes might be a sign of the same process causing the leg pain however. The connection is not immediately apparent.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How far off?: And how do you feel? Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside the reference range. Ignore percentages on lymphoc ... Read More

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