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what does a low lymphocyte count mean

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe nothing: Additional info is needed to comment on a low neutrophil and lymphocyte count. How low? Are the monocytes, eosinophils, or basophils elevated? What is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
There is: There is a lot going here and we need more detail to comment. High creatinine could mean kidney involvement from lupus or dehydration----we need full ... 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolute counts?: If both the absolute neutrophil count and the absolute lymphocyte count are within normal range, simply forget about it. It's you. Trust you are HIV n ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not really low!: Your lymphocyte counts are fine. they will fluctuate up and down and are not a fixed number. tell us about your neutrophil /WBC counts. Then we can ma ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Inflammation: A slightly low lymphocyte count usually is meaningless. A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) indicates an infection or some sort of systemic i ... Read More
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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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Viral infection: Is the commonest cause, again absolute numbers and more clinical findings are needed. Keep the follow-up with your doctor, best wishes
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is likely from a viral i ... 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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