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I've had relative lymphocytosis on every blood test for a year now + now the absolute count is a little high too. Is this at all concerning?

I've had relative lymphocytosis on every blood test for a year now + now the absolute count is a little high too. Is this at all concerning?

Lymphocytosis: Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has done any peripheral smear? Any infectious or connective tissue work up? Although lymphocytosis is not a common side effect for Abilify but there has been some report, Your doctor could order a Flow Cytometry to make sure no blood malignancy existed although I highly doubt that. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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UTI symptoms, urine culture negative, Blood test: WBC 13.4, absolute neutrophils 9.8. UTI or something else?

UTI symptoms, urine culture negative, Blood test: WBC 13.4, absolute neutrophils 9.8. UTI or something else?

Uretheritis: Inflammation or infection of urethra can cause symptoms that mimic UTI. Usually urine cs is negative. Topic an antibiotic cream helps with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test? My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5 lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86% WBC 12.6

What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test?  My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5  lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86%  WBC 12.6

See below: 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. Having said that, your neutrophil count is high suggesting an infection. "Some large platelets" is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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Neutrophils 77 slightly out of range but absolute neutrophils normal. Why elevated neutrophil level on the one blood test?

Totally meaningless: If the absolute values are in reference range, ignore it totally. I wish labs wouldn't even report these percentages. And reference ranges themselves are set up so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. A short swim in cold water can triple your neutrophil count. Don't treat labs -- look at people. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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