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A 29-year-old female asked:

What could a high wbc with high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on the clinical situation, presenting symptoms, and medications. I see that you are on Prednisone which can elevate the neutrophils in the blood. It can also be seen in a number of other scenarios including infection.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Usu infection: This usually means a bacterial infection. But depending on how high each component is, it may be something else too.

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My neutrophils is high..lymphocytes low. WBC is elevated. What do these results mean?

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How can I tell if I have low WBC and low lymphocytes?

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A 30-year-old member asked:

If WBC is high does that mean neutrophils monocytes and lymphocytes will be high too?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Not at all: Usually a high white count is due either to high neutrophils alone, or less often high lymphs alone. Do yourself a favor -- don't even look at your CBC unless you have a specialty interest. It's only one piece in the complex puzzle of diagnosis; little abnormalities seldom mean anything at all, and your physician has already taken the big abnormalities into account.
A 33-year-old female asked:

I have an elevated WBC of 14.2. My lymphocytes AND my neutrophils are both high. What can cause both to be high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Any symptoms?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you do not have any symptoms you may watch and wait. It may be your normal. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does low WBC count, low esophils, low lymphocytes, and low neutrophils mean?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to investigate: Low white blood cell count can be due to many reasons, none of those is good, and the patient needs to be investigated to determine the cause. Some may be as simple as vitamin deficiency others are as sever as bone marrow failure. Please discuss the matter with your doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Jan 21, 2018
Last updated Sep 10, 2018


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