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High Monocytes And Basophils
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
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
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
8 yr old has high basophils, eaosinophils, monocytes since May. Chronically slightly low platelets. Now Giant Platelets and anemia.?
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
What can cause low absolute granulocytes and low absolute basophils enosinophils and monocytes and should I be worried?
Depends: On a short term basis a viral process can explain this. However, if this is persistent other hematological or infectious reasons need to be explored. ...Read more
Neutrophils77% (normal values 50-70), monocytes 1% (nor.2-10), lymphocytes20% (nor.22-40), basophils 0% (nor.0-1), eosinophils2% (nor2-4)what can be? Teniasis?
Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test result themselves are pretty normal... Which has almost no meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... Could be anything... Or could be nothing. ...Read more
Neutrophils77% (normal values 50-70), monocytes 1% (nor.2-10), lymphocytes20% (nor.22-40), basophils 0% (nor.0-1), eosinophils2% (nor2-4)can this show teniasis?
No/need stool sample: This is a near perfect blood smear result. You'd need a stool sample to diagnose teniasis and possible biopsy of the infected area. It's really important to get a visit and thorough exam from your doctor with practically definitive proof if this before starting a med like albendazole. Good luck. ...Read more
Lucky you!: If you feel well, you're fine. Be thankful for good health. These cell counts fluctuate wildly from hour to hour. Glad you're health-conscious, and best wishes. ...Read more
Husband s haemotology rep shows 8 easonophils 0 monocytes 0 basophils MCH 33.5 and mchc 36.9. He has been sleepong too much and feeling tired. Pl sugg?
Elevation in: Eosinophils goes along with allergy, sensitivity and potential medication issue. I would work with doc in that direction. The rbc indices are not exciting. ...Read more
Wouldn't lymphoma cause an increase in basophils, monocytes, and possibly eosphils in cbc? If these were all norm on CBC could someone still have it?
I had alot of blood work done. MY Doctor said everything looks great, but my basophils % shows 1.2 and my monocytes% 10.3 isn't this abnormal??? Help!
Relax: Relax. The basos are normal. The monocytes are barely elevated and you can get that with a trivial viral illness like a cold. You don't need help, you need to relax. Your doctor did all that lab work and said everything was fine. Believe in him or her. ...Read more
What are the differences between the monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and basophils?
Phew: Hard to answer in this space. Would refer to wikipedia for more. These are different types of white cells in the blood and their relative levels give us clues to underlying disease. Example, neutrophils are elevated in acute infection such as sepsis and we like to watch it return to normal with treatment. Eosinophils are elevated in atopic dermatitis and drug reactions. Ask separately for more ...Read more
I have mild neck pain and a minor headache. Got bloodwork done in ER and my monocytes and basophils were a little elavated. Could this be meningitus?
Likely no illness: Severity of symptoms and progression are the 2 best ways to assess disease. If symptoms persist or increase, prudent to have your physician evaluate. Abnormalities in the complete blood count often are small variations in the range and may not be significant. Best is to discuss with your physician. Your best approach is to have a careful physician evaluate your clinical presentation. ...Read more
I just got my blood test report in which Polymorphs count is 62%, Lymphocytes-35%, Eosinophils-02%, Monocytes-01% & Basophils-00%. Do I need to worry?
Not to worry: You did not report your total count, only the differential, but it sounds fine. ...Read more
Eusinophils = 0, monocytes = 0, basophils = 0. Neutrophils total = 67% and Lymphocytes is 33%. Leukocytes (WBC) is 11, 000/ul. Is this normal?
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, the results you provided are not a cause for concern.
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I had bloodwork done and my platelet count was 201, monocytes 6.8%, eosinophils 3.7% basophils 0.2%. fhx of immune disorders ITP and others. Advice?
Female 40. My WBC had be fluctuated between 2.8-3.3. Mchc 32.4, neutrophils, 30, lymphocytes 50, monocytes 17, eosinophil 2, basophils 2?
You are vf running: A neutrophil count of 750 to 1000. In the absence of infection or mouth sores not a concern but a consult to review possible causes might be helpful. ...Read more
My Hg=13.9, Leucocyte =14100, polymorphs=80%, lymphocyte=16%, eosinophils=4%, monocyte=0%, basophils=0% and ESR (observed)=18, RBC count=5.87. Pls Comment?
Ok: The leukocytes are high. If this was checked while you were ill it suggests infection but otherwise is very non-specific. The eosinophils are a higher percentage than typical which most commonly means you are an allergic person. ...Read more
Wbc 7.3, platelets 212, polys 60%, lymphocytes 29%, monocytes 10%, eosin 1%, basophils 0%, absolute neutrophils 4.36, absolute lymphs 2.15.Is this bad?
Searching for answer to chronic fatigue, 12-14 hour sleeping, joint, back, muscle pain. Blood came back low monocytes 3.0% basophils 2.0%. Indicating?
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
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
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
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
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
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