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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of corti ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe nothing.: You need to know the total white blood cell count to decide. Think of a drawer with 100 pairs of socks in it. Half black (polys) and half white (lymph ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Whether there is anything to worry about would depend upon the degree of abnormality and the chronicity of the abnormality. I recommend that you speak ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: The two physicians have already told you the truth -- only the absolute counts matter, and i would rather labs didn't report percentages at all. Only ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: The only laboratory tests that are directly associated with HIV infection are those for antibodies to the virus or testing for components of the virus ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not very much: The key is the absolute counts of lymphocytes and granulocytes. I often wish percentages weren't even reported. If the absolute counts of both types o ... Read More
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Any number of: virusDo you have any symptoms?
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably nothing: Are you talking percents or absolute numbers? Is the total WBC count normal? It is not uncommon or significant to have a high lymph percent and low ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe nothing: Additional info is needed to comment on a low neutrophil and lymphocyte count. How low? Are the monocytes, eosinophils, or basophils elevated? What is ... Read More
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