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Low White Blood Cell Count High Monocytes
My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?
Immune system: This could be serious, your immune system could be overwhelmed by some sort of non bacterial assault. Mold exposure in susceptible people can manifest as low WBC with activation of macrophages (monocytes) are you sick? See a doc who undertands immune system problems. ...Read more
Is 3.4 white blood cell count too low? What could be the problem? Lymphocytes, monocytes, and the rest were at noraml range..
I got lab results back that show my monocytes were low (3.5), my neutrophils are 7.5 and my white blood cell count was 11. What could this mean?
Likely normal: Without any context as to why the labs were drawn, can only comment that there is some variability in the relative levels of specific white blood cells from lab draw to lab draw. In the context of certain symptoms, the lab could be meaningful/helpful, but I would expect the monocytes to be stable or within the "normal range" the next time this is checked. ...Read more
My white blood cell count is 3.2 and my monocyte count is 13.3 and my reticulocytes is 103900 what does this mean?
CBC: What you describe sounds like CBC associated with a viral process. Low white cell count and high monocytes or a monocytosis. I believe you mean thrombocytes at 103,900 which are your platelets and that is normal. Reticulocytes are newly formed red cells and they are usually expressed in a percentage. 0.5%-2% is normal range. A reticulocyte count above 5% would be high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The common causes of high eosinophil count are allergy and parasitic infestation. It would require investigation in-person to ascertain the cause and treatment. You may wish to consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/eosinophilia/basics/definition/sym-20050752 ...Read more
Leukopenia may be...: Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation. Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During an echocardiogram they found a shadow on my cousins liver, she has low white blood cell count, and her sugar was high. What can all this mean?
Needs follow up: The liver can be imaged with ultrasound (as in the echocardiogram), ct and MRI and depending on the type lesion, there may be different advantages to using different types of imaging. Follow up is needed to assess if this lesion is benign or needs further assessment. Some lesions may require a biopsy to be examined by a pathologist for a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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