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What does it mean to have low absolute monocytes?

Not much: There are no specific disorders associated with low monocyte count. If you are otherwise well, do not worry about a low monocyte count. ...Read more

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I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

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

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My daughter has low WBC 3.7 low Neutrophils Absolute 1.4 and low Monocytes Absolute 0.1 what do these 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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I have low WBC (3.4) and low monocyte absolute (170). I have been feeling really tired and having headaches. What could this 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?

Viral/mono: this can be from a viral infection or infectiousmononucleosis. Get a mono spot test and exam. Certainly repeat the CBC in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does low WBC and high monocytes mean?

Hard to comment: Without the actual numbers. How low? The monocytes may be a relative increase and not absolute. Ie a high percentage of a lower number may be perfectly normal in total number. ...Read more

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What does this all mean? Low mchc and a high RDW low monocytes and a high sedimentation rate?

What does this all mean? Low mchc and a high RDW low monocytes and a high sedimentation rate?

Laboratory Results: This depends on what your physician is treating you for. These are not specific to anyone diagnosis. The MCHC and RDW are describing your red cell size. The monocytes are one type of cell you have floating in your bloodstream. The high sedimentation rate is seen in various types of inflammation. You physician will explain these as he or she proceeds to diagnose you and treat you ...Read more

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My neutrophil and monocyte are slightly low and lymphocyte is slightly high. what could it mean? Segmented neutrophil: 34.70, lymphocyte: 59; RDW: 15

Means nothing: These fluctuate wildly hour-to-hour. Unless they are way out of reference range, they mean nothing as long as all the cells appear basically normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a high monocyte %, combined with a low platelet count and low neutrophil count?

What does it mean if you have a high monocyte %, combined with a low platelet count and low neutrophil count?

Depends : How high is the monocytes count, the actual number not the percentage. Medication? Previous chemotherapy. Consider seeing a hematologist. Missing information. ...Read more

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My bloodwork reveals chronic low lymphocytes and monocytes, high ch50, pos ssa and ssb, pos. Ana. What does all this mean?

My bloodwork reveals chronic low lymphocytes and monocytes, high ch50, pos ssa and ssb, pos. Ana. What does all this mean?

Sjogren's: The presence of both the ss-a and ss-b antibodies strongly suggests sjogren's syndrome. While dryness of the eyes and mouth is the most common finding, many other symptoms and lab abnormalities may be seen in sjogren's syndrome. If you haven't already been evaluated, ask your pcp for referral to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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