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On Prednisone 50mg for 5 days. Blood test show Lymphocyte 5.1, Abs Neutrophils at 7.19. Numbers skewed by the medication or an underlying cause?
Medical history: Schilling counted the number of segments on each neutrohil. This gave rise to the terms "right shift" and "left shift"; the former is hypersegmented neutrophils in megaloblastic change, the latter a lot of neutrophils without segments in serious bactrial infection or some leukemias. We don't do this any more. We'll simply look at and describe the smear. ...Read more
My imm gran are reading .4, .3, and .2 and my neutrophils are at 71.4 and my abs neutrophils are at 7.1..should I be concerned?
Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more
How do you FEEL?: if you feel well, this is fine. These numbers fluctuate wildly by the hour ...Read more
Yes: 60 to 72 is the normal percentage of segmented neutrophils in the blood. ...Read more
Hard to say: Any lab result gives a number that is compared to a range of normal. But even the extremes of "too high" can still be normal for an individual. If the result is a change, then a high neutrophil count makes me think of infection(since that is one of the bodies responses), inflammation, stress, reaction to medication or even cancer like leukemia. Talk with provider who ordered test to put in context. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many reasons for low neutrophil counts. Neutrophils are bacteria-fighting white blood cells. Medications, bone marrow disorders, and other health problems can lead to low neutrophils. A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in disorders of blood cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By itself nothing: Interpretation of lab results is worthless without knowing the clinical parameters which prompted the ordering of such tests. In addition, for the one your question concerns, would need to know the remainder of the CBC values before commenting. On its face, the number may be slightly high but of no concern. ...Read more
Maybe Infection.: The elevation of neutrophils coukl mean bacterial infection, as these cells are important in fighting this kind of infection. The high hemohlobin seems nonspecific, in abscence of other symptoms and signs. It could possibly mean a polycythemia, one of the porphorias, or a myeloproliferative disorder, which could explain the high neutrophils. It can also be from high altitude. See dr. For more. ...Read more
Acute infection: Acute bacterial infection or use of corticosteroid medications. ...Read more
My husbands absolute monocytes are 1339. And his absolute neutrophils are 9536. Should we be concerned ?
Possibly: A uterine ablation procedure treats the uterine lining. During the procedure, if any uterine polyps were encountered most gynecologists would remove and send to pathology any polyps that were seen. Very small or insignificant polyps not visualized during the procedure would be treated by the ablation. You should contact your gyn to review your history and/or results. ...Read more
Many, many things: The list is too long to list here, and it depends on the patient's individual circumstances. In younger patients, it is usually related to some transient infection. In older adults, it needs a more dedicated work up. A trained hematologist can sort this out in 2 visits, with some standard testing, including a review of the blood under the microscope. ...Read more