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What does a high neutrophil count mean?

What does a high neutrophil count mean?

Context: I can drive my own neutrophil count to levels that would make my colleagues worry about leukemia simply by spending fifteen minutes swimming in the lake in march. High neutrophil counts may mean anything from stress of illness / life to serious infection to minor infection to leukemia. Your physician will agree that no number means anything in isolation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

Infection +: High neutrophil counts are commonly seen in patients with bacterial infections, other casues are steroid treatment, chronic myelogenous leukemia. In any case it means that you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a high neutrophil count mean in terms of your health?

What does a high neutrophil count mean in terms of your health?

Hard to say: Any lab result gives a number that is compared to a range of normal. But even the extremes of "too high" can still be normal for an individual. If the result is a change, then a high neutrophil count makes me think of infection(since that is one of the bodies responses), inflammation, stress, reaction to medication or even cancer like leukemia. Talk with provider who ordered test to put in context. ...Read more

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My wife has got high neutrophil count. Need help to decipher the report?

My wife has got high neutrophil count. Need help to decipher the report?

Might be a good ?: For the doc who ordered the test (ideally). Alternatively your wife or you could try calling HealthTap prime, scanning the report and discussing with a doctor. Interpreting lab findings without clinical information often isn't possible, meaning why was the test done, what are the symptoms your wife had and what's the medical history...etc. ...Read more

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High neutrophil count(61) and low lymphocyte count (30) for 6 years old boy?

High neutrophil count(61) and low lymphocyte count (30) for 6 years old boy?

CBC: You dont tell the total white blood cell count (WBC), but these numbers are generally indicative of a bacterial infection or an early viral infection. knowing the symptoms and the rest of the blood count would be more helpful. :) ...Read more

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I am wondering what having a high % neutrophil count with a low % lymphocyte count means as every time I have a CBC done it shows this.

I am wondering what having a high % neutrophil count with a low % lymphocyte count means as every time I have a CBC done it shows this.

Absolute counts?: If both the absolute neutrophil count and the absolute lymphocyte count are within normal range, simply forget about it. It's you. Trust you are HIV negative. If the absolute lymphocyte count is below 1000, or the absolute neutrophil count consistently above 10000, a hematology consult might be in order. Glad you are proactive; best wishes. ...Read more

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Dear Dr, I have low lymphocyte count and high neutrophil count. I am currently taking steroids. Is this normal? Also, I have elevated igG 2000mg/dL.

Dear Dr, 

I have low lymphocyte count and high neutrophil count. I am currently taking steroids. Is this normal? Also, I have elevated igG 2000mg/dL.

Need more info: Why are you taking steroids? Did a doctor prescribe these? If yes, you should consult your doctor. The blood results you described can be attributed to steroid use. It would be prudent to see a doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a high neutrophil count & low lymphocytes & monocytes indicate? Neutrophil %(76(. Anc(3.42), absolute lymph(0.95), absolute mono(0.05)

What does a high neutrophil count & low lymphocytes & monocytes indicate?  Neutrophil %(76(. Anc(3.42), absolute lymph(0.95), absolute mono(0.05)

Probably nothing: Most adults have an absolute lymphocyte count of 1.6 x 10^3 or more, but it fluctuates chaotically. The stress of minor illness can drop it briefly in the absence of any other problem. Your physician can advise you depending on your health otherwise and may choose no follow-up. Everyone is wise to be checked occasionally for hiv. ...Read more

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Low grade fever occur at incr freq from monthly to 1-2x/wk over past year w/no other symptoms & normal blood work except high neutrophil count. Ideas?

Low grade fever occur at incr freq from monthly to 1-2x/wk over past year w/no other symptoms & normal blood work except high neutrophil count. Ideas?

Where there's smoke: Where there's smoke, there's fire. The low grade fever and elevated white blood cell count suggest an ongoing inflammatory process. It could be an infection, such as infective endocarditis or osteomyelitis or an occult tumor...This is all speculation. You deserve to have a careful, thorough medical examination including a history, physical exam, blood and urine testing and perhaps other tests. ...Read more

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What can I do for a high WBC count, a high neutrophil count and a high lymphocyte count?

What can I do for a high WBC count, a high neutrophil count and a high lymphocyte count?

Evaluation by doctor: High WBC count is definitely abnormal. But different causes are there. Infections, inflammatory conditions, stress -physical & emotional, cancers -both blood related like leukemias and non blood related, drug induced WBC ct elevations. Need to know how high is the count , what are the associated symptoms, are there any sources of infections, on any steroids which for eg. Can show high WBC ct ecetera. ...Read more

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