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My husband has a high lymphocyte %, low RBC count, and high mch, what does all this combined mean?

My husband has a high lymphocyte %, low RBC count, and high mch, what does all this combined mean?

Insufficient info: Your husband may be anemic and needs further evaluation for the cause. A high mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration has little meaning absent a full picture of all other parameters measurable. The high % of lymphocytes, again, in and by itself, has little impact on establishment of a diagnosis. Labs are of little value absent good history, physical exam and a thoughtful knowledgeable doctor. ...Read more

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12 yr old lymphocytes low 20 & neutrophils high 74 & absolute neutrophils high 8.4 I'm worried ?

Hard to say: These numbers don't mean anything special, particularly when quoted without the other values on the white count and or without a history and exam. ...Read more

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Childs lab showed a high % lymphocytes, low % neutrophils but absolute values for both were normal. No blasts/atypicals, all else in perfect range.

Childs lab showed a high % lymphocytes, low % neutrophils but absolute values for both were normal. No blasts/atypicals, all else in perfect range.

Absolute counts: Are the most important when evaluating blood count results. It is always important to evaluate labs in the context of patient complaints and symptoms. If they are normal range, and there are no blasts or abnormal cells, then most likely nothing to worry about. These may be the child's normal range or a mild virus. ...Read more

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I am suffering from high temperature, headache & body pains.haematology test says:netrophil high(86%),lymphocyte low(8%), with "no malarial parasite"?

I am suffering from high temperature, headache & body pains.haematology test says:netrophil high(86%),lymphocyte low(8%), with "no malarial parasite"?

You have infection: but at the moment no evidence of malaria. However, it may take several tests to find this parasite. Ask the person who ordered the test whether to do it again and to check you for other types of infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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My neutrophils is high..lymphocytes low. WBC is elevated. What do these results mean?

My neutrophils is high..lymphocytes low. WBC is elevated. What do these results mean?

Depends: Not enough information to answer definitively. Elevated neutrophils (neutrophilia) can be from a variety of causes including infection (especially bacterial), inflammation (eg rheumatoid arthritis, etc), or steroids (demarginate neutrophils from tissue to blood). ...Read more

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Other than a virus what causes low lymphocytes? Low for 8 months. Have hashimotos still feel unwell despite treatment.

Other than a virus what causes low lymphocytes? Low for 8 months. Have hashimotos still feel unwell despite treatment.

See below: Other conditions include toxins, metabolic disorders, cancers, metastatic cancers. These need to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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My blood test shows: fraction immature reticylocytes high .19, RBC low 3.82, MCV high 382, MCH high 34.3, lymphocyte low 24%. What could be wrong?

My blood test shows: fraction immature reticylocytes high .19, RBC low 3.82, MCV high 382, MCH high 34.3, lymphocyte low 24%. What could be wrong?

B12/folate deficient: You need to be checked out for vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency. I wonder why the doctor who ordered the blood test did not recommend getting these tests done. If these values were normal, then further studies will be required. ...Read more

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Good morning, I have a low white cell count (lymphocytes low at 35%) a borderline CRP and high plasma viscosity of 1.84. What could be causing this?

Good morning, 

I have a low white cell count (lymphocytes low at 35%) a borderline CRP and high plasma viscosity of 1.84. What could be causing this?

Probably nothing: Percentages mean nothing on the white count. If your absolute neutrophil and absolute lymphcyte counts are anywhere near reference range, stop worrying. The ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end, and the values fluctuate chaotically from hour to hour. I'd ignore the other values if you feel reasonably well, and look at history & physical if seeking illness. ...Read more

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Neutrophil % high at 76.2% along w/ high neut. Absolute at 7.0, lymphocyte % low at 16.5% -- all other bloodwork (cbc) normal. What could this be?

Neutrophil % high at 76.2% along w/ high neut. Absolute at 7.0, lymphocyte % low at 16.5% -- all other bloodwork (cbc) normal. What could this be?

Likely nothing to ..: Worry about if you are otherwise feeling well. Your total WBC count, based on the data you provide, is within the normal range. The modest left shift (ie., relative increased neutrophil %) could indicate an effort to address a mild bacterial infection. But more likely it's just normal variation. I do wonder what prompted the check to begin with? Additional details? ...Read more

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What can low WBC count, low esophils, low lymphocytes, low neutrophils mean?

What can low WBC count, low esophils, low lymphocytes, low neutrophils mean?

Actual results: It would help to know the actual values. All lab 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. ...Read more

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One year old with low hmc low hemoglobin low lymphocytes low RBC and high WBC high fritine, what does it mean?

Need more info: Actual values are needed for proper evaluation. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test would be in the best position to advise you. ...Read more

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What could a low WBC 2.5 (4 normal) , high monocytes 17 (normal below 12),, low lymphocyte, low abs neutrophil, , low abs lymphocyte be? I'm worried.

Your CBC: It's good that you're interested in your bloodwork, and nobody here can diagnose you or even say whether illness is present without more data, beginning with "How do you feel?" WBC absolute counts fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour. The best course may just be to repeat the count. Absolute neuts &/or lymphs below 1000 are worrisome but there's no danger until much lower levels. ...Read more

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Lab reports;lymphocytes (low) 46.6 and granulocytes (high) 39.5. All other lab report blood/urine excellent. Should i be worried. Great physical shape?

Lab reports;lymphocytes (low) 46.6 and granulocytes (high) 39.5. All other lab report blood/urine excellent. Should i be worried. Great physical shape?

Lab results are...: Lab results are just numbers. The doctor who ordered the tests can explain the results. Lymphs of 46.6% and grans of 39.5%, in a normal person, sounds ok. ...Read more

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Should I worry about high lymphocytes, low neutrophils, low WBC and high ast?

Should I worry about high lymphocytes, low neutrophils, low WBC and high ast?

Neutropenia: Low WBC plus low neutrophils is known as neutropenia. You don't really have high lymphocytes - you have to have100% of something so the lymphocytes appear proportionately higher since the neutrophils are low. You need to see a hematologist to determine the cause of & treatment for your low white cells. Please see my earlier posts on this topic for more information. ...Read more

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What is the indication of a low lymphocytes, low monocytes, low ferritin, high eosinophils, and high mch?

What is the indication of a low lymphocytes, low monocytes, low ferritin, high eosinophils, and high mch?

Iron deficiency: You most likely have iron deficiency. Percentages of lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils may not be pertinent. It is the absolute numbers of these cells that is important. The low ferritin likely represents iron deficiency. As a 39 year old woman, menstrual blood loss and perhaps recent pregnancies may be the cause, but you should see your doctor to determine why you might be iron deficient. ...Read more

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My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean ?

My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean ?

There is a differenc: If the 42.3 and 38.2 are percents of your total white blood cell (WBC) count they're fine. What did your board certified allergist tell you? If you didn't see one that's why you should have. Doing or ordering a test is technical, appropriate interpretation, explanation, and treatment is the extensively taught, practiced and honed skill of a specialist. ...Read more

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Blood results off my co2 was low, my neutophil% was high, & lymphocyte% low. I'm on meds for thyroid & depression. What is cause & how do I fix?

Blood results off my co2 was low, my neutophil% was high, & lymphocyte% low. I'm on meds for thyroid & depression.  What is cause & how do I fix?

Need more info: It would be useful to have the actual values. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that and you discuss the matter with her/him. ...Read more