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Doctor insights on: Neutrophil Count Side Effects

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What does a high neutrophil count mean?

What does a high neutrophil count mean?

Context: I can drive my own neutrophil count to levels that would make my colleagues worry about leukemia simply by spending fifteen minutes swimming in the lake in march. High neutrophil counts may mean anything from stress of illness / life to serious infection to minor infection to leukemia. Your physician will agree that no number means anything in isolation. ...Read more

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My neutrophil count is 1 - what does it mean?

Questionable info: It is very unlikely that you neutrophil count is 1. You may wish to provide the complete counts. Better yet discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

What does it mean if you have high neutrophil count?

Infection +: High neutrophil counts are commonly seen in patients with bacterial infections, other casues are steroid treatment, chronic myelogenous leukemia. In any case it means that you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to increase neutrophil count?

Is there a natural way to increase neutrophil count?

Not really: You describe a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome who is transfusion dependent. You'll read about a host of "pop" remedies but this is for the most part disinformation -- these folks play on your feeling, "it doesn't cost that much, what it if works?" his hematologist needs to know what you're using. An evidence-based holist might serve as a useful consultant. ...Read more

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Is it risky to take vidaza if I have a low neutrophil count? Thank u

Is it risky to take vidaza if I have a low neutrophil count? Thank u

See details: Dosage adjustments are made if white counts, platelets, etc. Are too low. Whether the dose should be lowered or the drug stopped temporarily is up to the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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What is an absolute neutrophil count?

What is an absolute neutrophil count?

Number of cells in : A microliter of blood. Blood cell counting instruments report total white cell count and percentages of differnt cell types, e.g., total WBC count 7200, neutrophils 50% would give an absolute neutrophil count of 3600/microliter or cmm. ...Read more

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Why is my neutrophil count always low?

Why is my neutrophil count always low?

Could just be you: Quite a few people, especially of African ancestry, always run somewhat low absolute neutrophil counts for their lifetimes and seem none the worse. ...Read more

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How long to recover white neutrophil count?

How long to recover white neutrophil count?

Neutropenia: The time it takes for neutrophils to recover depends on what caused the neutropenia to begin with. Some chemotherapy medications allow quicker recovery than others. If your neutrophil count is low because of chemotherapy, your oncologist can tell you when to expect improvement in your counts. ...Read more