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What Does Low Absolute Monocytes Count Mean
What does it mean to have a high monocytes and low neutrophils absolute count while I am taking Nexavar, a chemotherapy for advanced thyroid cancer?
Effect of chemo: Low neutrophils are expected with chemotherapy agents, as the drugs destroy them (in the process of destroying the cancerous cells.) High monocyte count can be due to an infection or inflammation. Also, as the blood counts recover after a dose of chemo, the monocyte count can also be temporarily improved. Good luck with your cancer treatment. ...Read more
Hello. My monocyte count is in normal range but my abs monocyte count is low. What does this mean?
Hard to say.: One lab value is pretty meaningless. Any result needs to be considered in light of the symptoms being treated. If you are otherwise fine, consider repeating it if you are concerned in a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Big picture: Low hemoglobin always requires a workup. It may be anything from lack of iron in the diet to replace losses from your periods to a minor hereditary item like thal minor to something serious. Ignore the percentage counts of different white cells; if the absolute monocyte count is more than 1000 (assuming all normally-formed), it might point to something but only if there are other symptoms / signs. ...Read more
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, a monocyte count of 156 is not a cause for concern. ...Read more
If a 3 year old has low absolute monocytes(0.3) and low neutrophil %(28.3) what does it mean? Do i need a follow up?
It depends: It depends on the clinical picture and why the test was done. For monocytes usually, one low count is not medically significant. Same for neutrophils. What does matter is the pattern and direction of the trend. So yes check in with you child's pediatrician to assess the significance of these results for your child. ...Read more
I have been having some issues with inflammation in my joints. My blood panel was normal but with low monocyte % and low monocyte absolute. Im confused as to what it could mean.
Nothing: Take it from a pathologist. Low absolute or % of monocytes never means anything if everything else looks okay. ...Read more
I have low WBC (3.4) and low monocyte absolute (170). I have been feeling really tired and having headaches. What could this mean?
My daughter has low WBC 3.7 low Neutrophils Absolute 1.4 and low Monocytes Absolute 0.1 what do these mean?
Depends: It can be just a transient decrease after a viral infection. The blood test needs to be repeated to see if it is accurate or in response to an infection. ...Read more
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