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high neutrophil count and low lymphocyte count

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No it is Not Cancer!: A WBC count of 8, made of neutrophils can not be cancer related. So you should not think about Cancer that much. If you feel well, you should ignore t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
CBC: You dont tell the total white blood cell count (WBC), but these numbers are generally indicative of a bacterial infection or an early viral infection. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
How high is WBC: Depending on how high the WBC is, the findings are suggestive of an infection most likely a viral one. However rarely can a diagnosis be made with ju ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably normal.: Just about anything and everything. These numbers are not so abnormal.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doc ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some: Hard numbers. A high lymph percentage may not mean anything depending on the total white blood count. Not uncommon to see no eos on a 100 cell differ ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to investigate: Low white blood cell count can be due to many reasons, none of those is good, and the patient needs to be investigated to determine the cause. Some ma ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Any symptoms?: Why did you have these tests done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usual ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Actual results: It would help to know the actual values. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usuall ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Pancytopenia: Pancytopenia could be related to other issues that needs to be evaluated including pediatric connective tissue disease. Your physician will look at a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is als ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white bloo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
See your doctor: It depends on how high the lymphs are and the total wbc. There could be a number of causes of this count, some serious and some not so serious. It cou ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia with: High RDW can be iron deficiency. How recently have you had chemo for breast cancer? Many patients after chemotherapy run a low ish WBC with relative n ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing by itself: I'm a pathologist with a life devoted to lab testing and the mysteries of diagnosis. These results mean nothing apart from a human being and her healt ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member 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.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Means nothing alone: In isolation from the patient story, lab tests mean nothing. This is especially true since we have no actual numbers. The low MCV and high rbc would m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing by itself: I've had my RDW that high just from frequent blood donations. Your absolute neutrophil count is probably high -- did you have a recent infection? A re ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infection: Infection from any source could provide. Need to see physician who ordered blood work.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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