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what is the problem when polymorphs count high

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
White blood cells: Polymorphs are used to help diagnose leukemia, infection, multiple myeloma and several other illnesses like appendicitis. Not only is the blood count ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe nothing.: You need to know the total white blood cell count to decide. Think of a drawer with 100 pairs of socks in it. Half black (polys) and half white (lymph ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Whether there is anything to worry about would depend upon the degree of abnormality and the chronicity of the abnormality. I recommend that you speak ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: The two physicians have already told you the truth -- only the absolute counts matter, and i would rather labs didn't report percentages at all. Only ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
That happens often: Chemotherapy temporarily lowers the neutrophil (Polymorphs) counts but it does not affect lymphocyte numbers. So this is the result when the counts ar ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Abnormal blood : Please give us the total white blood cell (WBC) count, the percentage of polymorphs and lymphocytes you had reported on the test result form. This wil ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Gezz: Poly's may suggest infection or other bone marrow process, high ESR is typically infection, inflammation or cancer. Have all evaluated, good karma.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pleomorphic adenoma: If you mean pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland, the chance of recurrence is low. Only if a part o the tumor does not get removed will it recur. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Usually: polymorphic VT that leads to ventricular fibrillation. It can also cause atrial fibrillation that is usually not fatal but has side effects. You can s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Leokocytosis: Frequently an indicator of infection can be caused by some medications.
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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Discuss with md: Always discuss lab results with the ordering physician or your primary care provider. That said, having zero "absolute" monocytes is within normal for ... Read More
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