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No: Hey Lisa -- If you feel well, simply ignore this stuff unless they're so far off that your physician actually talks to you about them. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Percentage counts mean nothing. I can shoot my absolute neutrophi count to 20, 000 by ice-swimming. Eos must exceed 1500 to even raise an eyebrow; basos are no-worry. ...Read more
Hi doctors 19 year old recently had CBC and it came back saying I have high basophils and microcytes level should I be worried?
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, it would be helpful to have the actual values. However, neither of the issues you mentioned are a cause for worry. You should ask your doctor about these findings. You may submit the results, and symptoms in this forum. ...Read more
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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, it might have helped if could provide the complete report of your test results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.
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I've had 2 lupus like events within 1-3 months after getting off of psych meds, high basophils, born with Raynaud's, should I investigate autoimmune?
Yes: This is certainly something to be ruled out. ...Read more
Should I be concerned that my alk phos was 143 ALT and AST were 13? I also had low neutrophils and neutro absolute high basophils?
Probably not: The alk phos is slightly elevated, and the ast is fine. Is the low neut a percent or absolute number. Percent would be a non issue. A few extra basophils also unlikely to be significant. ...Read more
What could cause High Basophils (Manual) low Monocytes (Manual) and slight Poikilocytosis? Been having dizzy spells, nausea and fatigue.
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. Having said that, low monocyte count and slight poikilocytosis are nothing to be concerned about. How high is your basophil count? What are the other results? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more
What does a reactive lymph node mean? I've had a fever for 3 months now along with severe fatigue and night sweats. High basophils and monocytes.
Uncertain diagnosis: This is a diagnosis given when the lymph node biopsy is not clearly normal or clearly cancerous. This should lead you to seek a second oipninion either with a lymphoma expert of a expert lymphoma Pathologist. Request your oncologist to help you in this regard. As long as you have fever and enlarged lymph nodes, the question of lymphoma as the cause has to be on our minds. Good luck ...Read more
Lymphocyte percentage high. Eosinophils high. Basophils absolute count low. MCH & MCHC low. Hair falling out of body. Feeling pins & needles. Is there link?
No: The percentage numbers on your CBC mean nothing apart from absolute counts. Low basophils never mean anything, and high eos matter only if they're way-high. You're anemic and losing body hair, somebody's put you on two vitamins for some reason without giving you a full explanation. You need a hematology, dermatology & maybe endocrine consult. There's no single cause. Insist on answers. ...Read more
8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils, monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia.?
My son is a 5 years old, he has ongoing periodical fevers, his blood work shows low HEMOGLOBIN, low HEMATOCRIT, low RBC, low LYMPHOCYTES, high BASOPHILS.
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It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your son and his health status warrants a thorough evaluation by a pediatrician and this is not an appropriate forum for such evaluation.
Wish you and you son good health! . ...Read more
What does low monocytes (3.0%) and high basophils (2.0%) indicate? Symptoms include joint/muscle/back pain, chronic fatigue, 12+ hours of sleep. Help!
Use cell count not %: Hi. The % monocytes, basophils, or any other cells in the WBC differential are not useful; cell counts (i.e., absolute cell number) should be expressed for meaningful data. In other words, cell % may be abnormal in the setting of normal cell count and no pathology. Talk with your doc who ordered the CBC/differential. Good luck! ...Read more
Low neutrphils, high lymphocytes, high eosinophils, high basophils. Could it be caused by norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) high altitude, or viral?
Could be viral: Although usually you have high neutrophils. Narcotics don't have any effect on eosinophils. Your numbers as you report them are unusual enough, that you shoudl definitely talk to your doctor. ...Read more
High: Basophil count is below 0.3%. I'm assuming you are referring to percentage of cells. Increased numbers are seen in a variety of conditions including allergic reactions, infections, endocrine disorders, intestinal inflammatory diseases, iron deficiency, malignancies of white blood cells, etc. ...Read more
Probably not... But: You have a elevated eosinophil count. There are many other blood counts that are evaluated when considering leukemia. Most patients with leukemia will have bruising or bleeding, fatigue, headaches, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, and bony aches and pains. Their blood count is typically abnormal: low hemoglobin, low platelets, and abnormal white cells. ...Read more
my WBC was high absolute neutrophils and absolute basophils high absolute lymphocytes were low. As well CD3, helper cells cd4 cd 19 low cd15 16 hig?
See hematologist.: A disease cannot be diagnosed by a blood test and thus you need to discuss the findings with a hematologist or immunologist depending on what kind of disease condition you have especially if this has been a persistently abnormal finding. ...Read more
It has to be correl: It has to be corellated with your general healt. It could mean allergic problems. This result aone is not enough to be able to tellyou why. This has to be correlated with your physicians. ...Read more
I was wondering what could cause a high basophil count? My basophils were 9.0 and I know the normal limit is 1.0 but yet my overall wbc was normal.
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, this may be a transient phenomenon and if you do not have any symptoms, you may wait a few months to repeat the test. A common cause of increased basophil count is allergy. ...Read more
Possible causes of high rbw, high segmented neutrophils, low lymphocytes, low basophils, and high thyroglobulin ab., high T3 (liothyronine) uptake and ferritin?
Lots of things!: Realize that the "count" of different types of wbc's (white blood cells) is based on a total of 100. So anything that shifts one way or the other affects everything else. For instance - if you have a bacterial infection and your neutrophils are high (80) - everything else will be "low". Basophils of 6 is a minor elevation. But....In general - inflammation, increased estrogen, asthma, sinusitis. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Increased basophil count is associated with many pathologic conditions, including: allergic reactions (drug, food), inflammation (ulcerative colitis, arthritis), endocrinopathy (diabetes, hypothyroidism), infection (chicken pox, small pox, tb, influenza), iron deficiency anemia, radiation exposure, myeloproliferative disorders, basophilic leukemia...Etc. ...Read more
Lymphocytosis: You have an absolute lymphocytosis. Multiply the white count by the lymphocyte percentage. In your case 20, 000 x. 67=13, 400. Any lymphocyte count over 5, 000 is an absolute lymphocytosis. It needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. One would consider a cheonic lymphocytic leukemia. But the first thing to do is repeat the test. Lab error? If not, you need peripheral flow cytometry. ...Read more
Differential shows high Segs: 62 Lymph low at 19 Basophils low at 0 Atyp Lymph 3% PLT low at 130 Is this indicative of a cancer? Otherwise normal CBC.
Atypical cells: Not impressed but the atypical lymphs are reason enough to to want to repeat the entire test in a month or two. ...Read more
My girlfriend through a blood and has a ran a little fever, had ulcer 6 months ago, when she went to the hospital basophils we're high and white low?
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High neutrophils, low monocytes, low lymphocytes, normal basophils, normal eosinophils what could be the reason? Can this indicate teniasis?
Not likely: It would help to have the actual values. However, a normal blood count does not rule out teniasis. It would be better to examine a stool sample for segments or eggs. ...Read more
Do elevated basophils by themselves indicate cancer of the blood or must other factors and test results coincide with the basophilia?
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. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results. In short, high basophil count is not diagnostic of cancer.
For 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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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Routine CBC, basophils elevated at 2.9%, basophils absolute normal at. 1, WBC normal at 5000. Does this mean anything?
Hard to guess: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. If the patient's blood basophil count is slightly higher than the reference range, the ordering doctor may or may not consider the result a problem, depending on the patient's previous results, her symptoms, and her medications. ...Read more
Are elevated basophils in the presence of b12 anemia and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use anything to be concerned with?
No: In the absence of other white cell abnormalities, this is never worrisome. I assume the basophils look normal ...Read more
Hi, I need your opinion. My CBC indicates elevated basophils (0.11) and platecount (416). On the otherhand, urinalysis shows WBC 11-25 and RBC 3-5 hpf?
Recheck results: Hi Shariel - Your mildly elevated CBC results may not indicate a medical condition as normal values are based on population averages. I would recommend retesting to see if there is truly an issue. Your urinalysis is concerning for an infection and treatment should be considered. Thankfully your CBC did not indicate the infection had spread into your blood otherwise the neutrophils would be high. ...Read more
I have been feeling tired and had two blood CBC test 16 days apart both have slightly elevated WBC neutrophils of 8.56 k/ul and basophils 41 kul Lymphocytes 2.25 kul? What should I expect to be tested for next
Blood cells: These are types of white blood cells, part of the immune system. Basophils are present in very low concentrations, so it would be very unusual to have too low a basophils count. But granulocytes are the most predominant wbc, abd can be low for many reasons. Too many to enumerate here, but medications, certain problems such as lupus, etc. A hematologist can help. ...Read more