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What does high bands in blood tests and spinal fluid mean ?

What does high bands in blood tests and spinal fluid mean ?

Possible infection: Bands are immature forms of neutrophils and are produced by bone marrow in higher numbers most frequently as a response to infection. Remember this is just one isolated point of information and needs to be correlated with the overall clinical scenario. ...Read more

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What do elevated eosinophils in the blood mean?

What do elevated eosinophils in the blood mean?

May be a warning: An absolute eosinophil count above 500, especially in the morning, deserves some attention. Despite "pop" wisdom, it's seldom a warning about allergy, and if your allergies are acting up, you'd know anyway. Anything from worms to hodgkin's to the eosinophil family of diseases to nothing-at-all can do this. Again, the history & physical exam is your key. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?

What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?

Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What do white blood cells do in the body?

What do white blood cells do in the body?

Fight infection: White cells are the body's means to attack invaders, secrete substances helpful to combat infection and immune disorders and keep your body healthy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low band levels in blood ?

What does it mean to have low band levels in blood ?

Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal. ...Read more

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What do blood clots in my abdomen mean?

What do blood clots in my abdomen mean?

Not sure: Where are the clots. Ask your doctor. Venous and arterial thrombosis are two completely differnen things. You can also have an infection with this. See your doctor imeediately as these can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What does a high band mean in blood work?

What does a high band mean in blood work?

Fighting infection: "Bands" are immature white blood cells. When the body is under significant attack by an invader (bacterial, viral, or otherwise), it calls out the Marines (white blood cells as key portion of your immune system) and cells released a little early into circulation can be identified as such and are called "bands." ...Read more

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What does absolute neutrophils mean in your blood work?

What does absolute neutrophils mean in your blood work?

Total neutrophils : Neutrophils are white blood cells that fight infection, absolute means total number in a certain amount of blood. Not relative to other white cells , if under 1000. Increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.

What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.

How low?: 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, it would have been useful to have the actual values of your results. If MCH is the only abnormal finding, I would not worry at all, especially if your hemoglobin level is normal. ...Read more

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Recent blood test shows I have a low white blood cell count. All other indicators are normal. What causes this and what do I do to fix it. 45yr, 85kg?

Recent blood test shows I have a low white blood cell count. All other indicators are normal. What causes this and what do I do to fix it. 45yr, 85kg?

Recheck WBC NO Fixes: I see this all the time in my practice= low WBC (white blood count). It may be normal if you have no other signs/symptoms. What is important is the trend--is your WBC count dropping over time? So my initial advice is to re-check in 1 month (with a WBC differential). Referral to a hematologist is needed if: WBC continues to drop, 'abnormal cells' on differential, low red cells or platelets. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my spinal fluid?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my spinal fluid?

How many and what: kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation. ...Read more

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What do the white blood cells do in the body?

What do the white blood cells do in the body?

White blood cells: They are mainly the soldiers int he body and different wbcs have different roles just like the differnt braches of hte military. Some fight bacteria and some fight viruses. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood work comes back with readings of Monocytes 9.2%,Eosinophils4.0%and Nuetrophilis60.6%?

What does it mean when your blood work comes back with readings of Monocytes 9.2%,Eosinophils4.0%and Nuetrophilis60.6%?

Types of WBCs: these are types of white blood cells. As an isolated bit of information, these data are not alarming and not informative. (That's good news.) ...Read more

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What does left shift mean in blood analysis?

"Young" cells: White blood cells help the body fight infections. Left shift is a term used to indicate that some of the white blood cells are not fully mature, often because the body is trying to produce them at a faster rate than usual. So infection can be one cause of "left shift" although there are other causes. It is important to check with your doctor regarding the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there are red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean when there are red blood cells in your urine?

Hematuria: Red blood cells in the urine can indicate many different conditions from a kidney, ureteral or bladder stone to infection to a tumor of the bladder or kidney. Hematuria should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

What to do if I have high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for life. Drugs can cause cholestasis, and hemolysis (even from running a lot) can cause elevated indirect bilirubin. Your physician can do the workup. ...Read more

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What exactly does ESR in blood and lymphocytes mean?

What exactly does ESR in blood and lymphocytes mean?

Unclear question: Lymphocytes are a normal component of blood. Esr is a test to look for inflammation, but is not a constituent of blood. ...Read more