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Low Neutrophile Percentage
I just got my CBC results back. My WBC count was listed as low at 3.9 and neutrophil percentage was listed as low at 48 percent. What could this be?
May be normal: I would not be alarmed by this. Your WBC is not far from normal. Your absolute neutrophil count is within normal limits. I would just repeat it in 6-8 weeks or sooner if you would feel more comfortable. Roughly 6-12% of the population have a low WBC and may be a normal variant. It just needs to be checked again to assess stability. Hope this helps. ...Read more
TheTruthOnAbsolute : Percentages are relative numbers. You could have one billion neutrophils (elevated) but only 10% of total White Cells (low, %, based on normal ranges), but 10% of one billion is sky high. We are always looking at relative numbers and absolute numbers. Relative numbers like % can be manipulated in various ways, good and bad, but absolute numbers are the nitty-gritty. ...Read more
Low WBC (2.5), low neutrophiles (1.0), normal low range for rest of differential. Doc suggests exercise and retake the CBC in 6 months. Thoughts?
Your WBC and neutrophil counts are both low. You may follow your doctor's advice and get tested in 6 months. However, if you get any infection, develop fever or cough, see your doctor without delay. You may consult this site for more information in this topic.
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003643.htm ...Read more
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context. ...Read more
Probably not: But depends on the actual neutrophil count. So multiply the percentage of neutrophils x the total wbc. Example: WBC 5.0 (5000) and neutrophils are 80%, then the goal neutrophil count is 4000. Now unless your neutrophils are less than 800 or you have recurrent infections, I do not get overly concerned. Approximately 6% of the population has a low white count. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My WBC is high, my neutrophil absolute is high and my neutrophil% is high, and my monocytes are low?
See your doctor: and talk about what these results mean. It is possible that your doctor may suggest other tests to further evaluate your condition and prescribe proper treatment. ...Read more
What is possible if your WBC, neutrophil absolute, and neutrophil % is high, and lumphocytes are low?
Usually benign: There are many causes for an increased white count and increased neutrophils, but the most common is an infection. The more concerning causes for increased WBC are ususally associated with other blood cell abnormalities, such as immature or abnormal-looking WBCs. If the WBC is very high, it should be rechecked to make sure it goes back down to normal. ...Read more
My neutrophil and monocyte are slightly low and lymphocyte is slightly high. what could it mean?
Segmented neutrophil: 34.70, lymphocyte: 59; RDW: 15
Means nothing: These fluctuate wildly hour-to-hour. Unless they are way out of reference range, they mean nothing as long as all the cells appear basically normal. ...Read more
Lots of things: A low WBC can be from neutritional deficiency, autoimmune diseases, hormone disorders, bone marrow failure states (aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome) and leukemias. It can also be seen in someone who otherwise seems healthy, and may even have a normal bone marrow on biopsy (benign neutropenia). Viral infections can cause low WBC counts too. ...Read more
My neutrophil auto count just came out low under the standard range which is from 2.1 to 7.7. My count is 1.9. Do I have leukemia?
Not based on that!: Your neutrophil count alone is not a sign of leukemia. In fact, i would consider your count to be so close to normal that i wouldn't worry about it. You have plenty of neutrophils to keep you healthy! your neutrophils might just run on the lower side of normal. If you develop fevers, severe bruising or bleeding, or feel ill, call your doc. And always ask your doctor to explain your lab tests! ...Read more
If a 3 year old has low absolute monocytes(0.3) and low neutrophil %(28.3) what does it mean? Do i need a follow up?
It depends: It depends on the clinical picture and why the test was done. For monocytes usually, one low count is not medically significant. Same for neutrophils. What does matter is the pattern and direction of the trend. So yes check in with you child's pediatrician to assess the significance of these results for your child. ...Read more
Female 44 years old
RBCS 4.94 H. High
MCH 25.3 L. LOW
MCHC 30.3 L
NEUTROPHIL 53.3 L
is it a worry case or not
and what to do ?
Do not worry: 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, your results are nothing to worry about. Follow your doctor's advice for care and visits to the doctor. ...Read more
Allergic Rxn, error,: Neutrophils are normally 45-74% in a count of wbc's while eosinophils are normally 0-7%. You might have a high count from an allergic reaction to something or it might be that some neutrophils might have been mistaken for eosinophils. Either way, this does not seem abnormal enough to indicate an underlying disorder. A repeat count would be advised. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
After multiple cbcs showing low neutrophil count, and all other values normal, what is typically the next step towards diagnosis?
I really depends: On how low. The absolute count (wbc x percent neuts) than is important. If that number is above 500 and no mouth sores or unexpected infections then the thought would be just follow. ...Read more
HFE and Leucopenia: It is very rare for leucopenia to be caused by primary hemochromatosis. In fact, in one study ( see http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/haemochromatosis/leukopenia) only 2.5 % of patients had it. Of these, most had an associated hematopoietic condition or a drug reaction. I would ask your hematologist to investigate the latter two possibilities. ...Read more
Need some detail: Here. How low and how high. Could be "nothing" all the way up to a significant blood disorder such as essential thrombocythemia. ...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
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
Probably normal.: Just about anything and everything. These numbers are not so abnormal. ...Read more
Sir. What drug can i take if my differential count in CBC is abnormal, my lymphocyte is low and my neutrophil is high. Thanks. ?
No drug: Sometimes, abnormal CBC differential can be a variation. If CBC differential is truely abnormal, we need to find out what the underlying causes are. Is it due to infection, inflammation or other blood conditions? Once we know the causes, we can treat them accordingly as indicated. No drug to treat numbers, and never treat numbers, TREAT PATIENTS. ...Read more
My wife had a seizure, the only blood issues found were high neutrophil low lymphocyle and high monocyle shes 29 are these possibly indications.
seizure will be caused by a neurological event,some seizure could be caused by alteration in blood chemistry,some side effect to medication.
you live in Florida,if it was a hot day and she spend a lot of time working and sweating,and not replacing the fluid appropriately,person could have a heat stroke ,and that can cause seizure.
this only example,of how electrolyte imbalance can cause problems. ...Read more
Neutropenia: A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of neutropenia you have. ...Read more