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What does low WBC and high monocytes mean?

Hard to comment: Without the actual numbers. How low? The monocytes may be a relative increase and not absolute. Ie a high percentage of a lower number may be perfectly normal in total number. ...Read more

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White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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What does high wbc, rbc, hct, gloucose mean? Wbc elevated for 2yrs+

Hard to say: Anything lasting for 2 years could be significant. The question is how high? A common cause for slight increase in WBC and hct is heavy smoking with co level increase. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean if my WBC is high?

It depends: It depends how high. It can be related to meds, infection or blood disorders. You need to provide specific information. How high is high? ...Read more

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What does it mean when your WBC is high normal is 4, 600-10, 000 mine is 11, 500?

What does it mean when your WBC is high normal is 4, 600-10, 000 mine is 11, 500?

See below...: It usually means infection but other causes are also possible. It would be important to know what the differential count shows and what is the exact cell type causing the increase. Discussing these results with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you have high lym (4.4) and high wbc?

See below...: Many times that indicates an infection or other inflammatory state but other explanations are possible including more serious diseases, therefore you should discuss these results with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does low wbc 2.18 high lypmhocytes 54.2 and low neutrophils 32.6 mean?

Concerning: The absolute neutrophil count of around 700 is very worrisome and unless your physician already knows the cause, a work up is in order. If you are taking any meds, even "natural herbal" stuff (which may not be what it is supposed to be), consider stopping. ...Read more

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High wbc-20;lymph-67.3;monocyts-6.5;easo-.50;basophils-.40;segmenters-25.4 what does this mean?

High wbc-20;lymph-67.3;monocyts-6.5;easo-.50;basophils-.40;segmenters-25.4 what does this mean?

Lymphocytosis: You have an absolute lymphocytosis. Multiply the white count by the lymphocyte percentage. In your case 20, 000 x .67=13, 400. Any lymphocyte count over 5, 000 is an absolute lymphocytosis. It needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. One would consider a cheonic lymphocytic leukemia. But the first thing to do is repeat the test. Lab error? If not, you need peripheral flow cytometry. ...Read more

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What does a low WBC 3.1 , a low gran# 1.0 and a high lymph % 58.8 mean?

Low neutrophils: Your white count is low because your absolute neutrophil (granulocyte) count is low. I am trusting you do not have lupus or a big spleen from liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis or gaucher's. Some folks' neutrohils don't get counted by machines -- looking at the smear helps. You list no meds to cause it. Some folks, especially of african descent, have a harmless hereditary low neutrophil count. ...Read more