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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: Most adults have an absolute lymphocyte count of 1.6 x 10^3 or more, but it fluctuates chaotically. The stress of minor illness can drop it briefly in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
4%: It is hard to understand why your doctor(s) have not taken the time to explain every thing to you. Please go back, tell them your issues, and let them ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 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 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience 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 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
First...: Consider iron deficiency. This often produces this combination. Unless you are a woman with very heavy periods, or a vegetarian who's not supplementin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Impossible: About a thousand different possibilities. You must provide us some context to this question. The better option, however, is to demand an explanation ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why the tests?: 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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