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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the actual numbers. How low? The monocytes may be a relative increase and not absolute. Ie a high percentage of a lower number may be perfectl ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
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Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: A common explanation is represented by an infection, usually viral, that destroys some of the neutrophils and subsequently the number of monocytes inc ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
11 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Nonspecific: These tests rarely tell you much and have to be interpreted in the context. The normals are based on averages but highs and lows have no clinical sign ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Neutropenia: Low WBC plus low neutrophils is known as neutropenia. You don't really have high lymphocytes - you have to have100% of something so the lymphocytes ap ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: These findings are abnormal and should be discussed with your physician. You may have an infection but other causes are possible, too. It is also im ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Influenza: Not likely. A repeat CBC 2-3 week later may clarify the picture. See your doctor.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
> 1 million/cc: 2-4 WBC/HPF is the quoted 'normal' range,' but > 1 million/ml is the danger zone. Seek a fertility soecialist if you need more information for a mo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Leukocytosis: have you had any other tests done? any symptoms like fevers, night sweats and weight loss? These are some things that would need to be found out. P ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
No they're fine: if you're having other symptoms something else may need to be checked for you need to have an examination by a doctor.but most doctors would consider ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many, many things: The list is too long to list here, and it depends on the patient's individual circumstances. In younger patients, it is usually related to some transi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What symptoms do you have? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Typically high: In most phases of the untreated leukemia , the WBC is extremely high. Late in the course, when all metabolism slows down , then the count can drop b ... Read More
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