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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 low wbc 2.18 high lypmhocytes 54.2 and low neutrophils 32.6 mean?

What does low wbc 2.18 high lypmhocytes 54.2 and low neutrophils 32.6 mean?

Concerning: The absolute neutrophil count of around 700 is very worrisome and unless your physician already knows the cause, a work up is in order. If you are taking any meds, even "natural herbal" stuff (which may not be what it is supposed to be), consider stopping. ...Read more

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What can low WBC count, low esophils, low lymphocytes, low neutrophils mean?

What can low WBC count, low esophils, low lymphocytes, low neutrophils mean?

Actual results: It would help to know the actual values. All lab 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. ...Read more

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What does low WBC count, low esophils, low lymphocytes, and low neutrophils mean?

Need to investigate: Low white blood cell count can be due to many reasons, none of those is good, and the patient needs to be investigated to determine the cause. Some may be as simple as vitamin deficiency others are as sever as bone marrow failure. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does low WBC count, high lymphocyte count and low neutrophil count indicate?

Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test as s/he has more info on your health and lab tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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What causes a low WBC and should I be worried?

What causes a low WBC and should I be worried?

See below...: Leukopenia (decreased number of white blood cells) may be seen in various clinical conditions including infections, congenital deficiencies, chemotherapy and some other medications, radiation, toxins, leukemia, aplastic anemia, autoimmune disease, bone marrow infiltration by cancer, etc. It could also be constitutional. Consulting your doctor or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What does a low WBC 3.1 , a low gran# 1.0 and a high lymph % 58.8 mean?

Low neutrophils: Your white count is low because your absolute neutrophil (granulocyte) count is low. I am trusting you do not have lupus or a big spleen from liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis or gaucher's. Some folks' neutrohils don't get counted by machines -- looking at the smear helps. You list no meds to cause it. Some folks, especially of african descent, have a harmless hereditary low neutrophil count. ...Read more

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What does a low WBC (3.4), a low RBC (3.6), low hemoglobin (8), and high RDW indicate?

What does a low WBC (3.4), a low RBC (3.6), low hemoglobin (8), and high RDW indicate?

Pancytopenia: There are multiple causes for same, some quite serious. If pancytopenia results from infection or treatment, it may be reversible, but you have not told us if your condition is acute or chronic, nor if there are concomitant other medical concerns. ...Read more

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What could a low WBC 2.5 (4 normal) , high monocytes 17 (normal below 12),, low lymphocyte, low abs neutrophil, , low abs lymphocyte be? I'm worried.

Your CBC: It's good that you're interested in your bloodwork, and nobody here can diagnose you or even say whether illness is present without more data, beginning with "How do you feel?" WBC absolute counts fluctuate wildly even from hour to hour. The best course may just be to repeat the count. Absolute neuts &/or lymphs below 1000 are worrisome but there's no danger until much lower levels. ...Read more

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What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also, HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5 COXSACKIE B2 AB 1:16 HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE Thanks, Don

What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also,
HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5
COXSACKIE B2 AB	1:16
HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE
Thanks, Don

Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or considering a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more

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WBC Count 3.5; other blood and urine test results within recommended range, except total cholesterol at 5.1. What could cause low WBC count?

WBC Count 3.5; other blood and urine test results within recommended range, except total cholesterol at 5.1.  What could cause low WBC count?

Low normal: Some have low normal count. But viral infection can do it. Depending on the duration and clinical scenerio other D?D can be brought in. ...Read more

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What does a low WBC count mean for a kidney and pancreas transplant patient?

What does a low WBC count mean for a kidney and pancreas transplant patient?

Low WBC: Low WBC after transplantation is very common as a consequence of the various immunosuppressive agents (particularly Mycophenolate Mofetil and azathioprine) and antiviral medicines (such as gancyclovir and acyclovir) which are myelosuppressive. Low wbc, particularly low neutrophil count, can be very dangerous, so consult with your transplant specialist. ...Read more

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What does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils mean?

What does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils mean?

Possible infection: There are many causes of elevated eosinophil counts. However, is the eosinophil count elevated in raw number or just as a %. If you have a low WBC and a normal eosinophil count, it may appear to be higher than it actually is. Various disorders can cause increased eos. Parasites, allergies, and some rheumatologic diseases can all cause elevated results. ...Read more

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What could cause a low WBC (2.7), low hgb, low and hct, with differential high mono, and high gran?

What could cause a low WBC (2.7), low hgb, low and hct, with differential high mono, and high gran?

Virus infection. : Most likely it's a virus infection. If there are no symptoms of a recent infection, a repeat test is important to establish a proper trend. A physical examination is important to look for signs of various illnesses that could lead to these lab results. Remember, labs are not as valuable as a good physical examination. ...Read more

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What does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils in your blood work mean?

Maybe nothing: Eos can correlate with drug sensitivity and environmental allergy. If the WBC and granulocytes are both low this is neutropenia, a dependent on the degree it could be serious. Need the actual numbers to take stab at it. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils mean with blood work?

Can doctors tell me what does low #gran, low WBC & high eosinophils mean with blood work?

Actual values: All lab 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. ...Read more

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What to do for a low WBC count?

What to do for a low WBC count?

Nothing: Unless symptomatic or if its under3 then a microscopic analysis of you wbcs followed by a hematologist visit. ...Read more