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It is 8:
You have to discuss with the doctor who ordered the test as we can not comment on only one value in cbc.We need to know why the test was ordered, what your symptoms are and what the other values are. Lymphocytes of 8 are low.
Causes of low lymphocytes are either body not making not enough lymphocytes or they get destroyed. Common causes are
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What can I do if my bf has swollen groin lymph nodes so does a perfect blood test mean he is infection free?
Monitoring System: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more
I had blood test come back today my lymph is 37 and my eos is -1 what does this mean? My chloride is 106 and my rbc is 4.66
Normal: Not to worry those are normal numbers ...Read more
Does low lymph mean u have aids my blood test said mine was 8low. Wbc is 15.3h plts 142low. Bun 6 low cr 0.48low gluc116 ca7.9 everything else normal.
Maybe infection,,,: From your information, it looks like you've got infection. Your white count is high and that is a very telling sign of infection which could be a complication of your endometriosis. You'd need an aids test and would have other general signs like long standing fever and not necessarily abdominal pain and wouldn't have such a high white count for aids. Best of luck. ...Read more
I got 67% lymphocytes in blood test. 25% neutrophiles. I got cervical lymph nodes 2~3. What does that mean?? Is it cancer I am really worried.
Virus infection: Absolute counts for lymphs and neuts are all that matters, rather than percentages. Almost everybody has one or more lymph nodes palpable in the neck. This is very suggestive of a minor viral illness or perhaps infectious mono. If this is Hodgkin's, it will be obvious soon enough to treat it, and this is very unlikely. Glad you are health conscious. ...Read more
Differential Count: The test results should indicate the reference values for the percentage of lymphocytes for that particular laboratory in their automated differential count. If there is any question, the clinical pathologist can be requested to review the glass slide smear and verify or rectify the count. ...Read more
Possibly nothing: It depends on how low. Lymphs are one of the types of cells that fight infection but in isolated general questions like this without numbers it is very hard to answer and usually a slightly low lymph count is meaningless. In your case if concerned asked your provider that ordered your test. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on so many factors hard to answer breifly. Typically? No. Sometimes, of great concern. Usuall method if in doubt is to repeat in a month or sooner if you for example, have some sort of symptoms you or your doc are concerned about. Everything from minor vial infections and colds to serious cancers can be associated with this. Fortunately, usually the former. ...Read more
My lymph glands have lymoh nodes on them and I have to have a blood test. What would the blood test tell me?
Explanation: Enlarged lymph nodes, especially in the neck are usually due to an infection such as strep throat. Another common cause is infectious mononucleosis (mono). A blood test is usually done in this setting to prove that mono is the cause. If the nodes (lumps) don't go away and the mono test is negative, your dr. May consider x-rays or a biopsy to be explain the cause. You should make sure to follow-up. ...Read more
My absolute Lymph blood test is low at 0.6 (Normal is 0.7 to 3.1). Previous years it was 0.7 and 0.9. Other tests are normal. Is this serious?
Abnormal Blood Count: This would be considered a mild abnormality and does not necessarily raise any alarm signals. But, with the gradual decrease in the lymph count, a repeat CBC by your PCP at a later date may be helpful to determine if this is an ongoing process or something not clinically significant. ...Read more
Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would I need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?
No need for worry: All teenagers have lymph nodes. An active immune system is a sign of health. We hardly ever realize how many bugs, viruses, parasites we encounter through each day. Teens, being thin, often discover this. You are not sick. You are well. Breathe! ...Read more
Comment 5mnths old blood test. Not in range PLT (180-320) 467 LYMPH% (66-70) 54, 3 MONO (0, 05-0, 9) 1, 09 MONO% (2-6)11, 1 EO (0, 05-0, 7)0, 93 EO% (1-3, 5)9, 5 Thnks?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Your doctor will need to relate them to the symptoms for which the tests were requested. ...Read more
Lymph nodes swollen for 4 years both side of groin. Blood test normal. Is this of concern? Help please
Not of concern:
If the lymph nodes have stayed stable for four years, you do not need to be concerned about these.
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A blood test showed that I have high red and white cells and low lymph high neut. Could this be a sign of leukemia?
I have swallon lymph node that keeps coming up and down all the time and is very sore. My blood test has came back clear. What could it be?
Your best friend: I've decided that some people have a heroic lymph node that simply decides to handle all the minor invasions by microbes all by itself. If you're not running a fever or otherwise obviously sick, and the node's not huge or attached to something it shouldn't be, and you don't have any signs of a deep infection in a sinus or something that the node drains, then just watch it. ...Read more
A month ago I noticed 2 swollen painless groin lymph nodes, I now have 5+. Rubbery and moveable. Blood test showed nothing. What could it be?
Normal or infection: You can have a skin infection, like a pimple, on your thighs or groin that will cause them. If you are sexually active, sexually transmitted infections can cause them. If they are about the size of shelled peanuts, then they can just be normal. If they are from an infection, then they should shrink in a couple of weeks. The normal blood test means that it is nothing bad that you have. ...Read more
My three year old daughter has lymph nods in both sides of her neck since she is 4 months her blood test came normal except Ldh slitlly high?
Neck nodes common: Lymph nodes are basically little factories where tissue fluid is filtered and lymphocytes that fight infection are produced. Young childen are exposed to multiple viruses and bacteria through the mouth beginning in infancy, and lymph nodes enlarge to compensate, especially the chain of nodes along the muscle that runs from the ear to the collarbone. You good test results are reassuring as well. ...Read more
Hi my 3 years old daughter has lymph nods both sides of her neck for more than2 years, her blood test came normal but the ldh slitlly high, So worry?
Watch and wait:
If the nodes have remained stable for two years, you may watch and wait. You may feel the nodes every couple of weeks, if any of the the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or she develop fever, or loses weight, she should see her doctor.
Wish you and your daughter good health! ...Read more
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