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Dr. Laura McMullen answered:

What is absolute neutrophils and what does it mean when mine is high my absolute neutrophils level is high

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Neutrophils are white blood cells that help to fight bacterial infections. The absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is used to assess how many neutrophils a person has. A count that is too low can put you at risk for bacterial infections. A high count can indicate that your body is fighting an infection, or can be from an inflammatory injury such as a burn, heart attack or appendicitis. People who do not have a spleen also can have a higher than normal ANC. It can even be caused by medications (such as steroids) or stress. Very rarely a high ANC can indicate malignancy such as chronic myelogenous leukemia, but people usually have other signs and symptoms, also. Because of this very wide range of high ANC causes, the context in which the test was ordered and how high it actually is is very important. If you are worried about your test result, call the doctor that ordered the test and ask what they were looking for and if your high ANC is a concern.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

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
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

What do low platelet levels mean? platelet level of 116 low WBC 3.6 low Lymphs 61% high Neutrophils 22% low Neutrophils (Absolute) low

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The most common cause is something called viral suppression, where certain viral infections can transiently impair the bone marrow's ability to produce platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. This will improve on its own as your body clears the infection. Less common, but serious causes include aplastic anemia or leukemia. Watchful waiting is OK if the person does not appear sick.
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Dr. Brant R. Ward answered:

My MVP level is 7.0 (low) my Neutrophils 73 (high) and my lymphocytes 20 (low). Can this show a weakened immune system as I've been getting sick a lot?

Hard to say

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The MPV is only slightly below the normal range--it may simply be normal for you. Illness can cause the neutrophil numbers to increase relative to other cells. Thus these counts could be caused by illness, not necessarily the other way around. If still concerned, see an immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly and can answer any further ?s you have.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Which is it when my neutrophils are high, sed rate is low and wbc are elevated?

Insufficient info

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The information you provided is not sufficient to make a diagnosis. 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. It would require additional history, physical examination and may be more tests to arrive at a diagnosis.
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I have low neutrophils level, low vitamin D, have had a right colectomy due to carcinoid. Thoughts?

Probably unrelated.

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Low vitamin D levels are very common. Probably unrelated to your carcinoid tumor & colectomy.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

Can a elevated wbc (14.1) high neutrophils (69%) low lymphocytes (23%) & large lymph nodes indicate cancer?

Possible, but...

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Without knowing more specifics of how the patient is doing clinically as well as the results of other blood tests (like the rest of the CBC), infection would be more likely with this picture (especially the elevated neutrophils). There are definitely other tests that could be performed if cancer was more of a concern, if this was warranted.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

I have fevers, high WBC's with high neutrophils, positive ANCA, and elevated beta 2 microglobin along with proteinuria. How urgent is this?

Serious

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you should see your primary care doctor to discuss your above problem and ask for referral to see a rheumatologist. infection should be ruled out as you are also diabetic. condition called wagener's granulomatosis or other autoimmune condition should be evaluated.
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Smoking 1 cigarette 2 hours before blood test can affect WBC count? my was elevated (13400) with high neutrophils (10500),all others normal.Txs

Heavy smoking

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Is associated with elevation of Hgb and often WBC. It is due to carbon monoxide. A cig would not have much to do with it
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis answered:

Experiencing chronic fever for 23 days, night sweats and pain under right ribs. High lymphs, low neutrophils, high Alt/AST and elevated CRP. Causes?

Please see MD

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Any weight loss? Any nodes or lumps? How high is the fever? The trial of fever, night sweats and pain is worrisome and raise many questions. Infection might be a cause but malignancy should be ruled out. Do not hesitate..
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