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Are immature grans of. 2% anything to be concerned about? Lab didn't have a reference range for this.
No: Relax. You're allowed a few percent of young neutrophils. They're your friends. Think of them as occasional youngsters eager to defend you against bacterial infection. If there's a lot of them, it's much more worrisome. ...Read more
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Routine CBC indicates presence of immature gran at. 2% and absolute value at. 01. All other counts normal. Cause for concern or follow up testing?
For the past 5 yrs my wbc has been high with ab lymphs and ab neuts. Recently my labs changed to ab immature grans. I have no clue what is happening.
May be nothing: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. If the white cells all look normal, and you feel well, this is not likely to be anything requiring treatment. ...Read more
Beta 2 microglobulin is 1.5, is it normal? Have not been diagnosed with any myeloid malignancy (not been tested) but Immature grans is 0.6, normal CBC
I must caution you: ...that, without knowing the units associated with these values, I can't be certain that yours are normal. That said, a granulocyte count of less than 2% and beta 2 microglobulin of less than 16 mcg/dl are both normal values. However, as always, history, physical exam & other lab tests must be taken into consideration when interpreting test results. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
My WBC count and neutrophils have been low for years. Last labs immature gran % and count also low. No known diseases. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Stop worrying: You don't need any immature granulocytes in your blood. Percentages mean nothing whatever -- all that matters is the absolute counts. I wouldn't raise an eyebrow unless the absolute count of granulocytes is under 1500. And some such folks have granulocytes / neutrophils that stick especially well to the walls rather than circulate -- a non-problem. If you feel well, be thankful & relax. ...Read more
My Immature Gran is 0.7 Lymph 14.7monocyte 10.1 History of colon cancer but no trace recent 3 years. Fell OK except for fatigue?
Glad to hear: This blood wrk des not bother me. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Borderline low WBC (4.9)& platelets (187).Borderline high INR (1.1). All still in range, but immature gran of. 2%. Doc say all ok, but lost 4lbs. Worry?
Relax: These numbers are perfectly fine. Be glad for good health. Here's what to do. Head back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you loved as a teenager. Eat very sensibly and sparingly, and see what happens to your body. The fitter you are, the more reliably your body will tell you if there's something wrong. I bet this will make you very happy. Best wishes and thanks for visiting. ...Read more
I diagnosed polycythemia vera. Blood work is WBC at 14.6 neutrophils (absolute) 9.3 and immature grans (abs) at. 2 what does this mean?
Severe brawny edema w rash for 3 weeks, wbc 15.9, rbc 5.4, hgb 16.7, hmt 49.6, abs neut 12.5, immature grans abs. 2 c1 func 106, c1 47, c4 13. Cause?
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My wbc is 21.1, platelets 397, neutrophils (abs) 12.1, Lymphs (abs) 6.5, monocytes (abs) 1.7, immature grans (abs). 6, and ANA Comp panel was negative?
Context?: Your neutrophils and monocytes have mobilized, but without clinical context or specific question, it is difficult to provide insight. Sorry can't be more helpful. ...Read more
Resolved HCV 12 years RNA neg. Recent normocytic anemia, normal WBC norml -immature gran abs. 037% resid. Hcv cause high ig? Or is marrow more likely?
Need more data: Look at the person, not the numbers. I often wish that labs wouldn't even report percentages, as they generate misunderstandngs and confusion. If the absolute granulocyte count (39.4% of the total white cell count) is above 1000 or so, and your physician isn't concerned, you shouldn't be either. ...Read more
Need local doc.: It's been said that as many as 33% of primary care visits can be accomplished virtually, but the full check-up doesn't fall into that category. The full check-up requires an exhaustive history, physical examination, health maintenance advice, blood testing, and anything else that may be deemed needed for some one of your gran's age. Can't really do this virtually. ...Read more
Totally Greek to me:
Good evening. I am a neurologist and I must admit the term you are using is COMPLETELY FOREIGN to me...I even tried looking at it phonetically in case you had miswritten something....you got me scratchin' my head. Can you provide more detail? Is this from a report? You may write me a note and I'll be happy to investigate it for you: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi
Upload report to me please. ...Read more
In regards to blood results can you explain what pmn and grans are and their significance please?
White cells: Pmns is abbreviations for polymorphonuclear cells, leukocytes or white cells, that defend the body against infections. Grans is probably abbreviation for granulocytes, another name for pmns. ...Read more
May be infection: 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, high counts of neutrophils are usually associated with bacterial infection. It would have been helpful to know the actual count and any symptoms you may have. ...Read more
It's a big challenge: You need to know what type and how progressed it is to say much more than I said. Gran's age, what type and how much has changed is so important. If it is mild, but alzheimer's type it may take years, but unless things change in medicine, it will get worse until death. If it is vascular, she may not get worse if there are no further incidents - there usually are. Be gentle and patient. Get help. ...Read more
Not yet: If the absolute counts of both granulocytes and lymphocytes are fairly close to reference range, and all cells are well-formed, you are fine. Percentages fluctuate wildly over hours. ...Read more
Statistical variatio: The change you note is within the statistical variation of measurement and probably not to be worried about. If the repeated testing is due to a history of myeloid leukemia then it might bear watching, but even then it probably is not worth worrying about in the absence of other symptoms. ...Read more
Pulsatilla 30ch - 6 gran./3 days, then 12 gran. Once a week /2 weeks. Then Pulsatilla 200k - whole package 1g at once. Is this 200k safe for 13 y old?
It depends: The appropriate dose of pulsatilla depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pulsatilla. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels. ...Read more
Nope: The total WBC is important to know for sure, but this percentage is unlikey to be of any consequence. ...Read more
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My imm gran are reading. 4, . 3, and. 2 and my neutrophils are at 71.4 and my abs neutrophils are at 7.1. should I be concerned?
Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more
My gran is 83 complaining of not feeling well checked her oxygen level varying from. 90-94 for the last 6hrs should we take her to hospital?
Oxygen: Level is ok. But if she doesn't feel well or look well go by that. Not just the numbers ...Read more
Are you pretty safe not having a gran mal seizure if not knowing why you had one in the first and being 14 years free on one after only having one?
I had a blood test done at a health fair. It wasn't Free, but I get reasults and I don't know how to read them. The numbers do have an H or a L near them. Could you please tell me why my IMM GRAN# is H at 0.0077-0.0353 K/mcL....... TY?
Not meaningful: Your immature granulocyte is low enough to be in the normal range. Please note that all laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and that is why it is important to consult a doctor about your health issues, selection and interpretation of lab tests. ...Read more
Seizures in sleep: Yes. Seizures can occur at any time. They are more likely in the transitions from waking to sleep. But there are also sleep disorders that can look like seizures but are not, for example rem behavior disorder, and sometimes periodic limb movement disorder. Sleep disorders are treated differently. I would urge you to see a sleep disorders specialist, preferably one who is a neurologist. ...Read more
Low neutrophils: Your white count is low because your absolute neutrophil (granulocyte) count is low. I am trusting you do not have lupus or a big spleen from liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis or gaucher's. Some folks' neutrohils don't get counted by machines -- looking at the smear helps. You list no meds to cause it. Some folks, especially of african descent, have a harmless hereditary low neutrophil count. ...Read more
Nothing: Labs mean nothing whatever in the absence of a clinical history and physical exam. Especially, relative percentages of lymphocytes and granulocytes is junk data that, frankly, I wish the labs wouldn't even report. The absolute counts of both lymps and monocytes fluctuate wildly hour by hour, and i'd draw no conclusion. I hope some other finding will reveal the true cause of your chronic fatigue. ...Read more