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High Neutrophils And Low Lymphocytes
Need more info: What are the actual counts? Do you have any symptoms? How long have you had such counts? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Depends: Numbers that are near the upper or lower limits of normal are generally normal, and you have to see if there is a pattern over time. In general, very high neutrophils are seen in 3 conditions- bacterial infections, some high physical stress states, and receiving steroids. Also depends if very immature white cells are seen in the blood as well - this usually means serious bacterial infection. ...Read more
You should talk to the doctor who ordered the test for your blood cell counts, as s/he knows more about your health and all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context.
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Infection: The most common cause is an infection. More importantly, did you discuss this with your doctor? ...Read more
Plz ask your doctor!: There are dozens of possible explanations for this. You obviously went to a provider and had a blood count done, because you have the results. You provider had an idea what might be going on; that's why he ordered it. So, your best move now is to speak to your provider; he or she will have a much better idea than any of us what these results might mean! ...Read more
Little bit high neutrophils and low lymphocytes and zero eosinophil. Is there anything serious because all my tests are normal and my tlc is normal?
Diarrhea/fever,,: Your lab values are fine and you're likely fine, but you've got diarrhea and fever and there must be some reason for why that is. Unless it goes away or there is an obvious reason for it, it might be wise to see your doctor for some tests on your stool to find out why. It still may not be anything serious as your neutrophil and eosinophil count aren't high at all. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably: True food poisoning is a short lived event. Your body reacts acutely to things like that by increasing neutrophils. Lymphocytes respond more slowly. Lower than normal total lymphocyte levels would be from something else. Neither of those findings are diagnostic and it's hard to tell without actually knowing the real numbers you have. ...Read more
Low CPK high white count low bilirubin and ALT high monocytes high neutrophils and low lymphocytes should I be concerned?
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. Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? The issue may not be appropriate for this forum and likely requires an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute levels and all others are normal
I have high iron, high saturated iron, high ferritin, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes oh and low creatinine. Should I be concerned?
Hi my son who is 5 has had chronic hives for 7 months high neutrophils and low lymphocytes only allergy is to my in meds no one seems to know why?
Chronic urticaria: Hives lasting longer than 6 wks is known as chronic urticaria, often has no known environmental or food relationship. In most cases, there are no known allergen triggers, but can be brought on by some things like heat, stress, lack of sleep, etc. Rarely due to an underlying condition. Treat with oral antihistamines. May need something stronger if not working. See allergist to further evaluate. ...Read more
What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese
Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read more
What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Monocytes and all others are normal
Need more info: Lab results without a clinical history and exam are very difficult to interpret. Generally, however, elevated neutrophils with high WBC counts are seen in bacterial infection, but may also occur in patients on steroids, those with a variety of inflammatory conditions and so on. ...Read more
What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared
High cell counts: Need more information. E.G. What is your age and gender. What are the levels of neutrophils and lmphocytes. Do you have any illness or do you get fevers. ...Read more
No: Anyone who told you to worry about the minor fluctuations in your white count did you a serious disservice. Please forgive my frankness. Leukemia will announce itself by very abnormal cells in your blood. Lymphoma is a mass or obvious illness. At age 18, focus on learning, career, becoming a tough adult and be thankful for good health. Study the real science, not the scare stuff. ...Read more
Infection?: As you don't give any numbers or tell how long you have had pain it is hard to answer the question. If the WBC count is really high you may have an acute infection. Without more information the probability of this can't be assessed. As you must have seen a physician to get the blood count ordered, ask him/her for follow-up. ...Read more
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
Can a elevated WBC (14.1) high neutrophils (69%) low lymphocytes (23%) & large lymph nodes indicate cancer?
Possible, but...: 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. ...Read more
I have sle. What does a high neutrophil and low lymphocyte count mean? I also had a high active ptt, low co2, high creatine, high bun, and high anion
My 3 yr old has a sed rate of 32, very high neutrophils, very low lymphocyte counts. Has feet, hand, knee pain, fever. Other than jra, what can it be?
Need more info: You are obviously seeing a pediatrician for this. Without a full history and the ability to examine your baby and review its medical records it would be incredibly inappropriate to attempt a diagnosis over the internet. Discuss with you pediatrician, and if not fully satisfied ask for a referral to pediatric rheumatologist for second opinion. Good luck and hope your child feels better soon. ...Read more
Low ALT and AST and high total Neutrophils and low lymphocytes. LIVER disease stage 2-3 normal rest labs. Otherwise healthy?
It depends: One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count. ...Read more
Not enough info: Why were the tests ordered in the first place? Address this question to the doctor who ordered them. ...Read more
Any symptoms?: 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 rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more
High neutrophil (90) and low lymphocytes during my 7 month of pregnancy what does it mean? Do I need to worry?
Do not worry: Normal pregnancy is associated with a rise in the percentage of neutrophils (and thus a decreased percentage of lymphocytes). Since your neutrophilia has been present throughout your pregnancy it is most likely physiologic. One must wonder about an infectious cause and if you have been having fever or signs of a urinary tract infection, please see your obstetrician. If not, relax. ...Read more
I'm anemic and have high neutrophils (80%) and low lymphocytes (14%) with normal wbc. What could this mean?
Demand explanation: There are hundreds of causes of anemia. It is your right to demand to know why, from your physician. We can't tell without the information that he/she should have or should obtain. The percentages mean nothing in the absence of absolute counts; even if one of the absolute counts is a little bit out of the reference range, ti's probably not a concern. ...Read more
What does it mean if I have high wbc count, high segmented neutrophils, low lymphocytes, high neutrophils, low lymphocytes, high monocytes?
Nothing by itself: I'm a pathologist with a life devoted to lab testing and the mysteries of diagnosis. These results mean nothing apart from a human being and her health history & physical exam. These could be my labs after my first open-water swim of the season while it's still chilly. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. How do you FEEL? I suggest you relax & ignore this. ...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
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