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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of corti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lots of B cells: A lymphocyte enumeration is a count of the lymphocytes in your blood. Lymphocytes primarily include t-cells, b-cells, and nk-cells. B-cells are iden ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytes are one type of white blood cell. They can be elevated in various inflammatory and infectious disorders, as well as in some malignancies. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Viral: Usually if we do a blood count for a person with an infection would look at the total white count as well as the differential. A high white count with ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You could have had: a recent viral infection which boosted your lymphocyte count. See your doctor within a month and get a repeat CBC with differential. That will tell if ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Lymphocyte count of 41% per se is no reason to worry. What is you total white blood cell count?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lots of B cells: A lymphocyte enumeration is a count of the lymphocytes in your blood. Lymphocytes primarily include t-cells, b-cells, and nk-cells. B-cells are iden ... Read More
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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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe nothing: These levels fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour, often with no obvious cause. They are never more than a small part of any medical puzzle
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytosis is is an increase in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Usually the number is temporary rise in the number of lymphocytes after an i ... Read More
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