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what causes monocytes to be high

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms?: It is very hard to give meaning to lab values without the clinical context (symptoms) and the exact lab values (how high or low). In general, what you ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not typical.: Monocytes are derived from a different type of white cell than lymphoma cell, so it would not be expected that lymphoma would cause high monocytes. H ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
26 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of things!: Realize that the "count" of different types of wbc's (white blood cells) is based on a total of 100. So anything that shifts one way or the other aff ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience Occupational Medicine
Infection: Elevated WBC count is usually a response to an infection. The elevated monocytes may mean that you have a chronic infection or an autoimmune condition ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes in some blood ca: Only in some of the blood cancers(leukemias). But there would be some accompanying other blood abnormalities like low hemoglobin or low platelet count ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
TB: This is not a suitable topic for this forum, as a proper diagnosis would require a whole lot additional information. TB meningitis can produce this pi ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How high?: Percentages mean nothing. If your absolute granulocyte count was slightly above the reference range without abnormal forms and you feel well, it means ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: If your monocyte percentage is out of kilter, usually it's a problem with relatively few neutrophils or lymphocyte and if your physician is not worrie ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
See a hematologist : There are several differentials to be considered. Only a hematologist ( a blood specialist) can guide you on the most appropriate next step to find th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Check with doc: Isolated increases in monocytes and eosinophils are often normal, especially if the overall WBC is normal and the patient is not sick. There are many ... Read More

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