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What Causes Monocytes To Be High
Lots of things!: Realize that the "count" of different types of wbc's (white blood cells) is based on a total of 100. So anything that shifts one way or the other affects everything else. For instance - if you have a bacterial infection and your neutrophils are high (80) - everything else will be "low". Basophils of 6 is a minor elevation. But....In general - inflammation, increased estrogen, asthma, sinusitis. ...Read more
Infection: Elevated WBC count is usually a response to an infection. The elevated monocytes may mean that you have a chronic infection or an autoimmune condition. You are taking methylprednisolone which is also used to treat the symptoms of an autoimmune condition so the elevated monocytes may be due to the condition that you are taken that med for. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes in some blood ca: Only in some of the blood cancers (leukemias). But there would be some accompanying other blood abnormalities like low hemoglobin or low platelet counts. Your doctor can explain it better if you ask. ...Read more
In blood test. Neutrophils low. Lymphs high Monocytes high. But only reading high on absolute was Granulocytes and Neutrophils. Cause for concern?
How high?: Percentages mean nothing. If your absolute granulocyte count was slightly above the reference range without abnormal forms and you feel well, it means nothing; this fluctuates and a cold shower can double it. ...Read more
I had high monocytes show on blood tests for a year and a half. Then after the year and a half they went away on blood tests. Can chronic herps simplex virus cause high monocytes to show up on blood tests for a year and 3 months and then after the 1 y
Ignore it: If your monocyte percentage is out of kilter, usually it's a problem with relatively few neutrophils or lymphocyte and if your physician is not worried, I wouldn't be either. Both herpes simplex I and ii are not chronic infections but lifelong infections; curiously, both can produce a curious meningitis with bizarre monocytes. Don't focus on numbers, how do you feel? ...Read more
Daughter has high monocytes, eos, eos absolute, platelets and prothrombin time. What can cause this?
See a hematologist: There are several differentials to be considered. Only a hematologist (a blood specialist) can guide you on the most appropriate next step to find the cause. Looking at the blood under the microscope and reviewing other blood tests as well as physical exam can narrow down the list. Often times, a bone marrow biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
What can cause my daughter to have high monocytes, eos, eos absolute, platelets and prothrombin time?
Check with doc: Isolated increases in monocytes and eosinophils are often normal, especially if the overall WBC is normal and the patient is not sick. There are many causes for an elevated pro time - typically taking anticoagulants (warfarin, coumadin), some bleeding problems, vit k malabsorption or poor nutrition. If more than 2 seconds above normal have it checked out. ...Read more
Do recent or current flu and cold and fever cause monocyte to be too low in a blood test with too high lymphocyte in the same test?
WBC differential: Yes, this can happen. But you are taking lab tests too seriously out of the context of your current illness. Do not worry about these values, they will correct. ...Read more
What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?
Abnormal blood cell: Bezors probably has nothing to do with mono/ lymphocytosis. Having said that it is inadequate information to connect the dots. Detailed history and examination is required otherwise it would be a case handled by GOOGLE doctor. Have it evaluated by a physician with complete history and physical ...Read more
What could cause high monocyte count 20% and WBC 3.68 very worried. Had all as child, healthy 39 y/o small swollen lymph node on right of neck.?
If the blood tests..: Are 30 years old, not likely that there is any relationship to the lymph node. ...Read more
What would would cause these results? High total bilirubin 1.2, low alkaline phosphates 38, low RBC 3.99, high neutrophils% 81.5, low monocytes% 3.2
Not enough info.: It's impossible to analyze isolated lab tests without having the results of all of the tests and an understanding of the patient's medical history, current symptoms, and physical exam results. Although the results don't seem alarming to me, you should discuss them with your doctor. As an alternative, you could upload them to HealthTap Prime and discuss the results with a doctor here. Good luck. ...Read more
High monocyte %, manual count in toddler. All other results on CBC normal, mono CT 16. Cause for concern?
Not necessarily: The monocytes are often up some in a variety of viral illnesses but less commonly than the lymphocytes. Infectious mononucleosis does occur in a muted (less intense) form in toddlers & the usual mono blood test can be negative until months after the illness has passed. If the kid is cruising around enjoying life I would ignore the test & get back to living. ...Read more
What can cause constant migraines, mental issues now seizures. High platelets 2 yrs. Recent test platelets 565, 000, monocytes 1.0, low MCH. Next step?
Discuss with doctor: The findings you describe are consistent with "essential thrombocytosis", a condition in which the bone marrow produces too many platelets. Cause is unknown; it may be genetic. The "next step" should be a discussion with the provider who will be taking that next step with you-- along of course with parent (s) or guardian (s). ...Read more
Causes? High total bilirubin 1.2, low alkaline phosphates 38, low RBC 3.99, high neutrophils% 81.5, low monocytes% 3.2. 25 girl otherwise healthy.
Not concerning: If all other labs are normal, including normal Hgb, normal WBC, normal liver function test, there is no concern for these mildly abnormal labs. You have to put together the whole picture so if you have no symptoms, I would not worry at all. ...Read more
What could cause High Basophils (Manual) low Monocytes (Manual) and slight Poikilocytosis? Been having dizzy spells, nausea and fatigue.
Need more info: 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, low monocyte count and slight poikilocytosis are nothing to be concerned about. How high is your basophil count? What are the other results? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more
11.6 wbc, 6.45 absolute neutrophils, 3.78 absolute lymphocytes, 0.95 absolute monocyte, 0.02 immature neutrophils. Lab mark them high. Causes?
May be none.:
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, this count may be your normal. The count is only mildly increased and if you have no symptoms, do not be concerned. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more
? my high level lab results, before I hear from Dr. Any cause for concern? WBC Count 12.4, Hematocrit 50.8, Abs. Lymphocytes 4749, Abs. Monocytes 1166
There is, but...: ...without understanding whether these abnormalities are new or chronic its hard to peg their clinical significance at this moment. Never however ignore abnormal lab results. See what your doctor has to say, since he/she understands the context in which the tests were ordered, and best appreciates your overall health picture. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone
Yes,: Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup. ...Read more
High WBC, Low Monocyte%, High Abs Neutrophil+Lymphocytes, Persistent low fever, LUQ pain+20 lb wt loss 1mo. Swollen glands, tired. Possible causes?
Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.
Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more
My monocytes, neutrophils, and platelet counts are typically elevated. Is this cause for concern? I have lupus.
How high?: Reference ranges at set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. And nobody really understands why lupus and the meds often taken for it do raise counts. If the cells are normally formed, I would not be concerned. ...Read more
Elevated lymphocytes and decreased monocytes in spinal fluid, MS ruled out, what else can cause this? Can it be a type of Cancer?
CSF cell count: Many conditions cause changes in white blood cell count in the CSF. Normally, these are infections, especially viral infections. There are some conditions that are related to the immune system and certain cancers can cause this. Cancer normally causes a very high cell count number, however. If your cell count is low, it is not likely this is cancer. ...Read more
If my lymphocytes are elevated and monocytes are decreased in my CSF Hematology results from a spinal tap should I be concerned? The tap was to rule out MS, what else could cause the increase and decrease in these levels?
It is not specific.: Increased monocytes may be caused by many different disorders. The most common causes are infection and recovery from neutropenia (low neutrophils in the blood). Other causes include collagen vascular diseases, ulcerative colitis, sprue, sarcoidosis and hematologic diseases. ...Read more
Type of white cell: Monocytes are one of the principal type of white blood cell. In tissues they mature into macrophages and histiocytes, cells that eat up dead tissue, eat up pathogenic organisms, and have important roles otherwise in presenting antigens to lymphocytes. High monocyte counts likely indicate certain viral infections, such as mononucleosis, or other conditions with immune reactions. ...Read more
About 1000: A monocyte count of 950/μl is regarded as at the upper limit of normal. However a count higher than that does not necessarily mean a disease state. ...Read more
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