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Absolute lymphocytes mean?

Absolute lymphocytes mean?

Total number: In a given volume of blood, rather than percentage. It's a more helpful number. Only very marked deviation from the reference range is worrisome. ...Read more

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Tested for second time for low absolute lymphocytes & they are still low. What could be causing this? Any way i can raise it?

Tested for second time for low absolute lymphocytes & they are still low. What could be causing this? Any way i can raise it?

How do you FEEL???: I am going to assume you are hiv-negative & levels are not super-low. My experience in the hospital lab taught me that many people run low lymphocyte counts for long or short periods without any explanation ever being found. If you are without other signs of systemic illness, it's a piece of information for your physician to remember but no threat to you. "treat the person not the number.". ...Read more

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Why would absolute lymphocytes be low?

Why would absolute lymphocytes be low?

Various causes: Most common cause of low lymphocytes are an infection which usually resolves. One of the common causes of low lymphocytes is HIV which affects the lymphocytes and reduces their number. If low, the patient should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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On labs my Absolute Lymphocytes is 1.5 say Low. I'm a 63 female . Should I be concerned with this ?

On labs my Absolute Lymphocytes is 1.5 say Low. I'm a 63 female . Should I be concerned with this ?

It depends: While that level of lymphocytes is low, there are reasons why a person can have low levels, many of which are part of a normal immune response. When a person first encounters a virus or bacteria, neutrophil levels rise, and lymphocyte levels can fall. This switches over a week's time, when lymphocyte levels rise and neutrophils fall. If the overall white cell count is normal, the all is likely ok. ...Read more

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What can lead to a low reading of absolute lymphocytes in a blood test?

What can lead to a low reading of absolute lymphocytes in a blood test?

Many possibilities: What is the absolute count? It may be low yet still within the normal limits. Causes of low lymphocyte count, not in any particular order are: active tb, uremia, lymphomas, hodgkin's disease, autoimmune disorders, immune deficiency syndromes, chemotherapeutics, glucocorticoids, malnutrition and more. It would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared

What does high white blood cells, high neutrophils and low lymphocytes indicate? Absolute lymphocytes and all others are normal should I be scared

High cell counts: Need more information. E.G. What is your age and gender. What are the levels of neutrophils and lmphocytes. Do you have any illness or do you get fevers. ...Read more

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What does 4299 absolute lymphocytes mean? Was having pain under right rib. Had CT w/ocontrast, colscope&endo scope. I have no gb.Blood wk norm except

What does 4299 absolute lymphocytes mean? Was having pain under right rib. Had CT w/ocontrast, colscope&endo scope. I have no gb.Blood wk norm except

Not concerned: Absolute lymphocyte count fluctuates wildly for reasons that are usually totally mysterious -- the immune system is itself chaotic. If your physician is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test? My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5 lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86% WBC 12.6

What does it mean if you have some large platelets on blood test?  My absolute lymphocyte count is 0.5  lymphocyte 4% neutrophils 86%  WBC 12.6

See below: 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, your neutrophil count is high suggesting an infection. "Some large platelets" is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Due to fatigue for 6+ weeks, had a CBC which found white blood cell count low and iron low. Also found my absolute lymphocytes at 630 & normal is 850?

Due to fatigue for 6+ weeks, had a CBC which found white blood cell count low and iron low.  Also found my absolute lymphocytes at 630 & normal is 850?

Send us exact info: We need your CBC(Complete blood count) report. Then we can help you interpret it better. Is there any reason to suspect that you could have infection with the HIV? That is one cause of low lymphocyte counts especially if they persist on repeat check up, once more. ...Read more

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