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Not likely: 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, if you were to provide the actual values, it may be possible to provide an opinion. ...Read more
See below: These are two different conditions. There are several causes of hypocalcemia, including calcium and vitamin d deficiency, chronic kidney disease etc. Best to talk to your doctor. Lymphopenia is decreased lymphocyte count caused by some infections or medications amongst other reasons. Please talk to your doc. ...Read more
Infection.: Leukocytosis=increased white blood cells, and neutrophilia=mostly neutrophils which fight bacterial infection. They are also increased with inflammation, and even smoking. Other types of white blood cells make up a smaller % of the total when neutrophils are increased. So you could have a mild infection, inflammation, or you're a smoker. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia refers to your hemoglobin and hematocrit (packed cell volume) levels. Essentially these tell you whether or not you have enough red blood cells. Your red cells are normal in size (normocytic) and have a normal amount of hemoglobin (normochromic). Causes include aplastic, posthemorrhagic, and hemolytic anemias and anemia of chronic disease. Lymphopenia = decreased lymphocytes. ...Read more
Other than lupus and RA which autoimmune diseases are known to cause lymphopenia and neutropenia? Thanks.
Many others!: Sjogren's and mctd will do this commonly! ...Read more
I have mild lymphopenia with elevated t calls and decreased B cells and swollen lymph nodes. Could this be leukemia?
More info needed: Dear Jeana: The information you are providing is very limited. I am not sure what kind of test was performed to determine that you have elevated t cells and decreased b cells. So I would start by asking the doctor who order such tests. Additionally, I am not sure if you are experiencing symptoms Without more information it is very difficult to provide an answer. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more
Wbc low side of normal but steady decline over 6mths constant infections bruise easy chronic fatigue history of lymphopenia multiple times. Concern?
Potentially: With symptoms over time it is time for a full wok up. Talk to your doc about testing and / or consultation. ...Read more
My mom's bl. Pict. Shows mod.Absolute neutropenia, mild abs. Lymphopenia, microcytic hypochromic anemia, the platelet count 's norm., what are the causes?
More info needed: The most common reason for microcytic hypochromic anemia is iron defieicncy. The most common cause of low neutrophil counts and lymphopoenia can be virally associated or antibody associated. Hopefully, she is seeing a hematologist. Depending on her blood counts, she may be at risk of infection. Please make sure she is being seen properly and that oncologic issues are ruled out as well-. ...Read more