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What does a high monocyte mean?

What does a high monocyte mean?

How high?: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A high monocyte count may be seen with tuberculosis and some chronic viral infections. ...Read more

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What does a high monocyte count indicate?

What does a high monocyte count indicate?

It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in the blood). Other causes include collagen vascular diseases, ulcerative colitis, sprue, sarcoidosis and hematologic diseases. ...Read more

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What are monocytes and what does a high count mean?

What are monocytes and what does a high count mean?

Type of white cell: Monocytes are one of the principal type of white blood cell. In tissues they mature into macrophages and histiocytes, cells that eat up dead tissue, eat up pathogenic organisms, and have important roles otherwise in presenting antigens to lymphocytes. High monocyte counts likely indicate certain viral infections, such as mononucleosis, or other conditions with immune reactions. ...Read more

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What would be considered a significantly high monocyte count?

About 1000: A monocyte count of 950/μl is regarded as at the upper limit of normal. However a count higher than that does not necessarily mean a disease state. ...Read more

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I have had one high monocyte reading but my monocyte absolutes were normal. Is this anything to be concerned about?

I have had one high monocyte reading but my monocyte absolutes were normal. Is this anything to be concerned about?

Absolute values: Reflect actual numbers and they are better in evaluating cell counts. Percentages or relative counts may get skewed based on actual WBC count. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Do you know if lymphoma can cause high monocytes?

Do you know if lymphoma can cause high monocytes?

Possibly: Not common with most lymphomas, but can be seen with Hodgkin lymphoma. Is most commonly associated with chronic myologenous leukemia (cml) in the setting of hematolymphoid neoplasms. Not very specific though. ...Read more

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What can cause basophils to be high 6, and monocytes to be low 2?

What can cause basophils to be high 6, and monocytes to be low 2?

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

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I have a low heamoglobin and high monocyte count. What does this mean?

I have a low heamoglobin and high monocyte count. What does this mean?

Big picture: Low hemoglobin always requires a workup. It may be anything from lack of iron in the diet to replace losses from your periods to a minor hereditary item like thal minor to something serious. Ignore the percentage counts of different white cells; if the absolute monocyte count is more than 1000 (assuming all normally-formed), it might point to something but only if there are other symptoms / signs. ...Read more

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Monocyte %high, abs mc low, how does that work? I understand the dif concepts, but that doesn't make sense, can someone explain?

Monocyte %high, abs mc low, how does that work? I understand the dif concepts, but that doesn't make sense, can someone explain?

Total WBCs low: Let say that your total white blood cell count was quite low, but of those few cells present, most of them are monocytes, thus the % of monocytes of the total wbcs would be high. However, since you don't have many wbcs to begin with, your absolute monocyte number would be abnormally low (a high % of a really low number is still too low). ...Read more

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What does high monocyte % mean in blood?

What does high monocyte % mean in blood?

Nothing: I often wish labs wouldn't even report the percentages. An absolute monocyte count over 600 will raise eyebrows if there's any suspicion of tb, sarcoid, deep fungal infection -- but it's only one tiny clue. The counts and percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. Ignore it -- you're not just a bunch of numbers -- and ask, "how do I feel? ". ...Read more

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What does a low lymphocyte and high monocyte mean?

What does a low lymphocyte and high monocyte mean?

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 cortisol level, driving both of these changes. If the absolute levels of these cell types are abnormal, there could be a more serious infection or a bone marrow disorder that requires further investigation. ...Read more

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High monocytes: does this mean it's more likely cml or cll?

High monocytes: does this mean it's more likely cml or cll?

Need to see all the: Results. How high is the count? What does the blood smear look like? A mild elevation of monocytes probably is not indication of any disease. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Why low RBC and high monocytes? Rbc=4.0 and monocytes=11.0

Lots of reasons: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high monocytes is it more likely cml or cll?

Depends: It would depend on the other lab values in your complete blood count (CBC), the full differential count, your history, physical exam, other labs. Also your doctor will have to look at your blood under the microscope (either your venous blood or bone marrow---if that is done). ...Read more

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What does it mean if my monocytes are low and neutrophils are high?

What does it mean if my monocytes are low and neutrophils are high?

Relative v.absolute?: The percentages can be misleading. One must really look at the absolute amounts of both. Depending on the circumstances, a true absolute neutrophilia may be caused by a list of conditions too long to list here. In most cases, the low monocyte count is due to the relative expansion of neutrophils (infections, smoking, trauma, autoimmune conditions, even some cancers). Your md should be able to help. ...Read more

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Blood work came back as monocytes are high at 1.1 level, what does that mean?

Blood work came back as monocytes are high at 1.1 level, what does that mean?

Nothing: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks have values outside at either end. If you are obviously sick, this high absolute monocyte count might steer your physician toward one of the granulomatous diseases, or they may be activated lymphocytes from a mild viral illness that were miscounted as monocytes. Don't fret over minor lab anomalies. ...Read more

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Had one high monocyte count on blood work but monocyte absolute is normal. Is this a concern?

Had one high monocyte count on blood work but monocyte absolute is normal. Is this a concern?

Abnormal test result: In general, we know that any lab test has a "normal range", but that the results can change from day to day, or hour to hour. If you feel fine (no fevers, night sweats, unexplained weight loss) and the test was just done as a routine, then don't worry. It will likely be normal next time it is tested. If the test remains abnormal, the doctor will look into it further and run more tests. ...Read more

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I just got results from a CBC with auto differential which indicated a high monocyte percentage of 13.5. Should I be concerned?

I just got results from a CBC with auto differential which indicated a high monocyte percentage of 13.5. Should I be concerned?

Not worrisome: It's not worrisome for the monocytes to be slightly out of normal range, as long as the other components (wbc, hgb, platelets) are normal. ...Read more

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What does low WBC and high monocytes mean?

Hard to comment: Without the actual numbers. How low? The monocytes may be a relative increase and not absolute. Ie a high percentage of a lower number may be perfectly normal in total number. ...Read more

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What causes lymphocytes to be low and monocytes to be high?

What causes lymphocytes to be low and monocytes to be high?

Symptoms?: It is very hard to give meaning to lab values without the clinical context (symptoms) and the exact lab values (how high or low). In general, what you describe could be due to an infection, perhaps caused by a bacteria. More information could be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it bad when monocytes abs & eosinophils abs are both high?

Is it bad when monocytes abs & eosinophils abs are both high?

How high?: These are the absolute numbers. They mean nothing if the person isn't clinically sick or the numbers aren't way above the reference range (which is set so that several percent of folks fall outside at either end.) they are simply a clue to courses for the workup suggested by symptoms -- for example, night sweats plus very high monocytes whispers "tb", high eos whispers "hodgkin's". ...Read more

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How can WBC be low (1.4) and monocytes be high (21%) at the same time?

How can WBC be low (1.4) and monocytes be high (21%) at the same time?

Low lymphs & neuts: I often wish labs simply wouldn't report the percentages. If you have an absolute shortage of lymphs and/or neuts, but a normal absolute monocyte count, the percentage of monocytes will be high. Your chemotherapy may account for your low counts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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High couny of monocytes, low count of MCV for 7 years old female girl.

High couny of monocytes, low count of MCV for 7 years old female girl.

Follow up: My own MCV runs a bit low perhaps because I may carry a alpha-thal gene or two. If your daughter is borderline iron-deficient or has beta-thal minor (the two most likely possibilities), her pediatrician can tell you; both are worth knowing. I would draw no conclusion from a high monocyte absolute count or percentage. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What causes high white blood count along with high absolute monocytes levels show?

What causes high white blood count along with high absolute monocytes levels show?

Infection: Elevated WBC count is usually a response to an infection. The elevated monocytes may mean that you have a chronic infection or an autoimmune condition. You are taking methylprednisolone which is also used to treat the symptoms of an autoimmune condition so the elevated monocytes may be due to the condition that you are taken that med for. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your monocytes are high in lab work? How long does pneumonia last?

What does it mean when your monocytes are high in lab work? How long does pneumonia last?

See below;: Monocytes - How high? Slight elevation is not meaningful. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test.
Pneumonia- It depends on the cause of pneumonia, underlying lung disease, immune status and treatment given. Under favorable circumstances a person should recover in less than a week.
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My 7 year old son had bloodwork done two weeks ago and his monocyte levels were high. Could this be from undiagnosed mono?

My 7 year old son had bloodwork done two weeks ago and his monocyte levels were high. Could this be from undiagnosed mono?

Maybe: Monocytes are best known in the general public as elevated during "mono", but mono is a viral illness and monocytes can be up in several different ones. It is not specific to that diagnosis. There are more specific only mono tests that can be done on blood, but are not usually ordered unless that is suspected. ...Read more

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Can cancer cause high monocytes in blood?

Can cancer cause high monocytes in blood?

Yes in some blood ca: Only in some of the blood cancers (leukemias). But there would be some accompanying other blood abnormalities like low hemoglobin or low platelet counts. Your doctor can explain it better if you ask. ...Read more