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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My daughter has low WBC 3.7 low Neutrophils Absolute 1.4 and low Monocytes Absolute 0.1 what do these mean?
I have low WBC (3.4) and low monocyte absolute (170). I have been feeling really tired and having headaches. What could this mean?
What does it mean if you have a high monocyte %, combined with a low platelet count and low neutrophil count?
What does it mean for a kid if WBC and RBC count is normal while differential is not ( neutrophils low, monocytes a bit high, eosinophils high ) ?
What does it mean if i have high wbc count, high segmented neutrophils, low lymphocytes, high neutrophils, low lymphocytes, high monocytes?
Nothing by itself: I'm a pathologist with a life devoted to lab testing and the mysteries of diagnosis. These results mean nothing apart from a human being and her health history & physical exam. These could be my labs after my first open-water swim of the season while it's still chilly. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. How do you FEEL? I suggest you relax & ignore this. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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