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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Perera
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I : I suppose the big question is why did you have the bloodwork done, if you simply had screening bloodwork done and you feel fine, i would not worry abo ... Read More
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No concern.: There are five types of white cells. If one of the other cell types is slightly elevated, the lymphs will decrease as a percentage of the whole. This ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
Absolute counts: Are the most important when evaluating blood count results. It is always important to evaluate labs in the context of patient complaints and symptoms ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Polina Liss
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Could be a viral infection.
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymphocytosis: This is not uncommon to see a slight lymphocytosis in children. I would probably repeat a CBC in 3 months but nothing to worry. It is not cancer.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Typically I don't believe in chasing numbers so if you have incidental finding on your lab studies that are so close to normal- I wouldn't pursue furt ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: While that level of lymphocytes is low, there are reasons why a person can have low levels, many of which are part of a normal immune response. When a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are just...: Numbers are just numbers. Without the whole picture, such as why was labwork done, numbers usually cannot tell much. The result value in this question ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadi Farzin gohar
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Lymphocytes are one type of White blood cells that fight viral infections. We also have neutrophils that fight bacterial infections, monocytes, eosino ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
41 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymphocytosis: no above 4 require more tests
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: These fluctuate wildly, and the percentages are actually meaningless except in reference to the absolute counts. If these are reasonably close to refe ... Read More
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