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Why are my lymphocytes low

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
Immunodeficiency: lymphocytes are the regulators of our immune system. Low lymphocyte count is less than 500/ mm3 this can be part of a total low white count ( say bon... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Cook
Pathology 26 years experience
Many causes: A low lymphocyte count can be caused by many different disorders. These include radiation, chemotherapy, corticosteroids, starvation, aplastic anemia... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Reference ranges: The reference range for any lab value usually should include 95% of normal people. So, you could be in the 5% that are outside the range. Alternativel... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
Hematology and Oncology 49 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Many: You know already that the reference ranges given for labs are set to that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on any particular test. The st... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Most cases are benign and transient. Numbers are not treated, but conditions. If you have workup to detect a specific condition that indeed is positiv... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Incomplete info: Is your lymphocyte count 1.3 million/cmm or is it 1.3% of the total WBC count? Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinica... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: What is your total WBC count? Lymphocyte count of 11% is insufficient information to provide an opinion. Please note that all test results need to be ... Read More

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