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What Does Increased Band Cell Mean
Bone marrow disorder: It means that you are making too much of a single antibody or just a part of an antibody because one clone of plasma cells from your bone marrow has developed over the normal population. This can be a benign condition for many years or progress into a condition called multiple myeloma that needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: This is usually indicative of acute bacterial infection. ...Read more
Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more
A bit high: White blood cells roll along the sides of the blood vessels and release into the bloodstream if inflammatory signals occur (infection, injury, autoimmune disease, etc). It is usually transient and returns to normal as the inflammatory environment becomes quenched. The count usually must be higher and persist for longer (and is associated with telltale symptoms) before considering cancer or other ...Read more
Imaging finding: This is a comment on pictures that you've had. It may mean that you have some inflammation of the mastoid air cells which are located behind your ear. You will likely get a good answer from your ENT who will know the significance of this finding based on your history and physical exam. Check with your ent! ...Read more
Typically: nothing. It is a normal finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually nothing: Unless they are extremely small, as in wiskott-aldrich -- but you'd know that as an adult unless the mutation is mild. If there are other platelet problems (function, number), this might be helpful. Most people have a few lab somewhat outside "normal range". Best wishes. ...Read more
"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common nonspecific: a completely normal stomach biopsy is supposed to show essentially no inflammation. However, it is extremely common to see very mild degrees of chronic inflammation (lymphocytes and plasma cells). Active gastritis due to helicobacter pylori would have acute inflammation, which was not reported in your biopsy. Your findings are non specific and common/minimal, does not need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakness in defense: T cells help regulate the t cells and are the main reason people don't develop autoimmune diseases. T cells, if left unchecked, would attack the individual's own body .There are two main types of t cells, cd4 and cd8. Cd8 t cells are also known as killer t cells. Though this name sounds threatening, these are very important in preventing illness. These cd8 t cells kill kill infected and damaged c. ...Read more
Abnormal immune syst: Nk cells are a type of lymphocyte, or white blood cell, that functions to fight off virally infected cells and cancer cells. Deficiency in these might allow tumors/cancers to develop more easily and might lead to much more difficulty in fighting off certain viral infections. There is a good review article on wikepedia. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/natural_killer_cell. Search on "uptodate". ...Read more
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more
My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?
Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more
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