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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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My 17 yearold has WBC 2.5, low segs, high lymph, low mvc, low mch. Normal RBC and hemo and hcrt. Been referred to hemo/onc specialist. Why?

My 17 yearold has WBC 2.5, low segs, high lymph, low mvc, low mch. Normal RBC and hemo and hcrt. Been referred to hemo/onc specialist. Why?

For answers: Your child has some abnormalities in his blood work that your child's doctor can't explain. A hematologist/oncologist is a specialist in blood diseases and is better suited to identify why these abnormalities exist. I would not let it worry you; just go and see what the specialist has to say. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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What causes low lymph count, and high segs(polys) count?

What causes low lymph count, and high segs(polys) count?

Acute infection: Acute bacterial infection or use of corticosteroid medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Low lymph count and high segs count means bacterial infection, right?

Low lymph count and high segs count means bacterial infection, right?

Bacterial infection: Yes, especially when associated with an elevated white blood cell count. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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28y/o female w/pmh hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cbc wnl except elevated segmented neutrophils 73.3 (42.0-71.0) and low lymphocytes 17.8 (24.0-44.) prob?

28y/o female w/pmh hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cbc wnl except elevated segmented neutrophils 73.3 (42.0-71.0) and low lymphocytes 17.8 (24.0-44.) prob?

Probably Not: The number of each kind of WBC you have is in constant flux and changes depending on many different things. There is likely nothing pathological about your numbers and will likely be normal upon recheck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Jay Park
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35 month old - ptt came back 42 normal range 26-39. Pt / INR normal. Cbc normal but notated platelet clumps +1, segs couple numbers high, lymph absol - little low. What could this mean.

35 month old - ptt came back 42 normal range 26-39. Pt / INR normal. Cbc normal but notated platelet clumps +1, segs couple numbers high, lymph absol - little low. What could this mean.

Needs follow-up: Prolonged PTT can be a transient phenomenon after "viral" infection. Expected normalized within 6 weeks. If prolongation persists beyond that period, further work-up would be prudent. ...Read more

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Dr. Aimee Barton
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I have lt red petechiae on shins that comes/goes. Doc did WBC had 12000 range. Low lymph, high neutro & seg neutro, high granul. Can petich be fr age?

I have lt red petechiae on shins that comes/goes.  Doc did WBC had 12000 range. Low lymph, high neutro & seg neutro, high granul. Can petich be fr age?

Petechiae: are not related to WBC, but to platelets. Were your platelets normal on the CBC? Are you sure they are petechiae? You should see your doc for definitive diagnosis of these spots. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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What do low neutrophils and high lymph counts indicate?

What do low neutrophils and high lymph counts indicate?

High counts: This could represent a serious blood or bone marrow condition...Further evaluation is required preferably by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What do you suggest if my RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low what does this mean?

What do you suggest if my RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low what does this mean?

See below: 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 mcv and mch and high RDW suggest iron deficiency anemia. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more

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