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What Is A Good Wbc Count
Platelet counts: Normal platelet counts range from 150-about 400-450 depending on the lab performing the test. if you have further concerns about abnormal levels, please request virtual consult to discuss labs and diagnoses. ...Read more
Nothing: If you feel well and have no other abnormalities, it is a non-concern. Remember that reference ranges are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy folk are outsideon either end. ...Read more
What would cause high neutrophil count and low lymphocyte count with a total wbc of 8? Is it cancer?!
No it is Not Cancer!: A WBC count of 8, made of neutrophils can not be cancer related. So you should not think about Cancer that much. If you feel well, you should ignore this report. If you want a more exact answer, then you need to send us the complete report of the numbers of cell in your CBC. ...Read more
Medical history: Schilling counted the number of segments on each neutrohil. This gave rise to the terms "right shift" and "left shift"; the former is hypersegmented neutrophils in megaloblastic change, the latter a lot of neutrophils without segments in serious bactrial infection or some leukemias. We don't do this any more. We'll simply look at and describe the smear. ...Read more
Inflammation: A slightly low lymphocyte count usually is meaningless. A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) indicates an infection or some sort of systemic inflammation. Hundreds of things can cause it. High ESR never gives a clue to any particular diagnosis. It just means additional exams and testing are necessary to learn the cause. Keep working with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things: A change in WBC and the differential ( the types of white cells present) can be clues in dozens of diseases, many of which are reactive rather than true blood problems. ...Read more
Platelet count: In an adult, a normal count is about 150, 000 to 450, 000 platelets per microliter of blood.If platelet levels fall below 20, 000 per microliter, spontaneous bleeding may occur and is considered a life-threatening risk. Patients who have a bone marrow disease, such as leukemia or another cancer in the bone marrow, often experience excessive bleeding. ...Read more
My neutrophils count is 88% lymphocytes count is 10% and monocytes count is 1%. Is that normal? If not what does it indicate? What care should I take?
Stop worrying: If you absolute lymphocyte and neutrophil counts are anywhere near the reference range, and you feel well, you're fine. Both values fluctuate wildly from day to day. ...Read more
Viable sperm count: A semen analysis showing normal motile sperm in a count in excess of 20 million is sufficient in most cases to achieve pregnancy. If your count is less than this, fertility can be delayed . If lower, get a referral to see a urologist for an exam and potential treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red cell size : Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more
Need values: 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, it would help to have the actual values of these tests. The values may still be in the normal range though at the extremes of normal values. ...Read more
It depends....: If you had been diagnosed with gout, we will like your uric acid levels to be less than 6 mg/dl. In humans the normal levels of uric acid for men without diagnosis of gout is up to 7.2. Still is important to remember that your uric acid levels can be high, termed called hyperuricemia and this can be asymptomatic without the need of any treatment. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are two main reasons why you may have thrombocytopenia (low platelet). You are either not manufacturing them effectively or they are being consumed somehow. The best way to boost the count is to see a qualified hematologist and get worked up. If they are not being produced effectively, there is a good chance that other types of blood cells aren't being produced well either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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