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What does it mean if your WBC is low and your lymphs are high and neutrophils are low what does this mean?

What does it mean if your WBC is low and your lymphs are high and neutrophils are low what does this mean?

Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor is expected to explain what numbers of wmc/neutrophils you have and what it means. I would need to know the actual numbers to be able to interpret this information in your case. Get to know what is normal and what is low and how low it is? Normal WBC count is between 4, 000 to 10, 000 and about half of these numbers should be neutrophils. What are your numbers? ...Read more

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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more


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What does it mean when your wbc level is 14.9?

It usually means: you have an infection somewhere that is causing it to rise above normal. Do you have some type of infection? ...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?

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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What does it mean when your WBC is 13.5 thousand/Mcl and Rdw 15.2% , neutrophils 7820 cells/Mcl, lymphocytes 4280 cells/mcl, and monocytes is 1020?

Nothing: These labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history of illness. If you feel well, and there are no abnormal cells reported, ignore them. I can scramble my CBC even more spectacularly after enjoying a cold-water swim. As a pathologist who's devoted my life to lab medicine, I know how to look for disease in lab values, and when not to. If you're not sick, these labs are meaningless. Relax. ...Read more

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What is possible if your WBC, neutrophil absolute, and neutrophil % is high, and lumphocytes are low?

Usually benign: There are many causes for an increased white count and increased neutrophils, but the most common is an infection. The more concerning causes for increased WBC are ususally associated with other blood cell abnormalities, such as immature or abnormal-looking WBCs. If the WBC is very high, it should be rechecked to make sure it goes back down to normal. ...Read more

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If your WBC count goes from 10-11 in a day does that mean a real bad infection?

If your WBC count goes from 10-11 in a day does that mean a real bad infection?

Unlikely...: First, WBC counts of 10k vs. 11k are essentially the same. Such a modest difference is unlikely to be clinically significant. However, more important could be the change in the differential. For example, a significant rise in neutrophil percentage accompanied by a fall in lymphocytes could give nearly the same total WBC count yet indicate profoundly different clinical scenarios. Need more info. ...Read more

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What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

What illness would cause your wbc, platelets, and neutrophils to be low and lymphocytes to be high and then switch after a couple months?

Viral infection: If your lymphocyte count is high, it can be a sign of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or a reaction to a viral or fungal infection. (or both). When the lymphs areup, the other cell lines can be supressed. Further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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I recently had a CBC with differential. Can your t-cells be low if your wbc, rbc, platelets, and all lymphocytes were normal? Wouldn't these be lower?

Not necessarily: It would be useful to have the actual counts. A normal WBC count at the low end may still be accompanied by low t cells. 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. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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