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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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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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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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My Absolute Lymphocytes is 3.7 and my Lymphocytes are 33% a year ago it was 4.9 and 41%. What does this mean and should I be alarmed?

My Absolute Lymphocytes is 3.7 and my Lymphocytes are 33% a year ago it was 4.9 and 41%. What does this mean and should I be alarmed?

Not alarming: These percentages change frequently, with every time the blood is drawn. The changes are usually meeting was, but we cannot evaluate it completely without seeing the rest of the numbers from the CBC's. Hope that helps. ...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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I have symptoms. Had CBC done my absolute lymphocyte count was 1.4 normal was listed as 1.0-4.0. Should I be concerned since it's close to low?

I have symptoms. Had CBC done my absolute lymphocyte count was 1.4 normal was listed as 1.0-4.0. Should I be concerned since it's close to low?

Depends on symptoms: Why did you have the CBC done? What symptoms do you have? Without the critical information, it is hard to give you a fair assessment ...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 a high absolute lymphocytes 4896 mean? There are other highs on my cbc but this was the highest!

What does a high absolute lymphocytes 4896 mean? There are other highs on my cbc but this was the highest!

High end of normal: 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 lymphocyte count is at the high end of normal. However, your enlarged nodes warrant an evaluation, especially in light of the lymphocyte count. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because my absolute lymphocytes are 0.93 and the starting of normal range is 1.20 is this considerably low? My WBC is 4.02

I'm concerned because my absolute lymphocytes are 0.93 and the starting of normal range is 1.20 is this considerably low? My WBC is 4.02

Your counts are OK: Your lymphocyte counts are close to normal. Unless you have some cause for having low lymphocyte count like HIV infection, I would not be too concerned as the counts tend to fluctuate over a wide range. if you are too worried, you can recheck your CBC and Lymphocyte count in one month from now, jut to be certain. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and my absolute lymphocyte count is 737, I have a cold, could this cause it to be low like this?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and my absolute lymphocyte count is 737, I have a cold, could this cause it to be low like this?

Probably something: more than cold is going on to be sure if that low have the test repeated . If it is still low then see your doctor to look for possible causes such as infection, autoimmune disorders like lupus, medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more