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Went today follow up and med refill, staff said Dr done2wks ago? No notice, bloodwork was off, causes plz, neutro auto low, lymph auto hi, lymph absolute hi

Went today follow up and med refill, staff said Dr done2wks ago? No notice, bloodwork was off, causes plz, neutro auto low, lymph auto hi, lymph absolute hi

Hi lymphs: Elevated blood lymphocytes are often seen in viral infections and infectious mononucleosis. They can also occur in certain blood dyscrasias like lymphocytic leukemia. Repeat the cbc and differential cell count and if abnormalities are present, consult a hematologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Recent bloodwork came back w/ mpv of 11.0, lymph # 3.2, & mono # at. 9. My dr. Is not concerned in the least. What can cause these levels?

Normal: In my book, these are normal. I'm a pathologist / lab physician. Trust your personal physician. The lab "reference ranges" are designed to include most, but not all, asymptomatic couch potatoes. "look at the person, not the numbers.". ...Read more

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Would cancer metastasis to neck lymph nodes likely show up in bloodwork such as a CBC?

Would cancer metastasis to neck lymph nodes likely show up in bloodwork such as a CBC?

CBC and cancer: Very few cancers show up in a CBC. A few such as leukemia commonly are seen in a CBC. A metastatic lesion to a neck lymph node would normally not be detected with this blood test. An FNA (fine needle aspiration) can be performed where a tiny needle is used to extract cells for a pathologists review. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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My child's bloodwork came back with 600, 000 platelets, amylase 133, 000 Wbc 13, 200 crp 4.7 and monocytes high. Lymph nodes in neck Dr said all is good and sent me home. Low iron as well?

My child's bloodwork came back with 600, 000 platelets, amylase 133, 000 Wbc 13, 200 crp 4.7 and monocytes high. Lymph nodes in neck Dr said all is good and sent me home. Low iron as well?

Hmm. Not so good!: Hi FilizD
The amylase number doesn't quite make sense, but the rest could be infection or some other process, definitely abnormal. Depends a lot on age of your child, and of course on physical exam and your history. I'd look for a second opinion if your child is sick. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the lymph system?

What is the lymph system?

lymph node pathway: Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and are connected to each other by channels called lymphatics. Lymphocytes move back and forth in this system which also involves the blood, spleen and bone marrow in a large interconnecting network that protects the body from a large variety of invaders, and even cancer. ...Read more

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My lymph # is at 6.2 is that normal?

My lymph # is at 6.2 is that normal?

We need: The full blood count details for a comparison of what's normal ...Read more

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Could you please describe what a lymph is and how it is made to move?

Could you please describe what a lymph is and how it is made to move?

Lymph: Is a colorless fluid that contains white blood cells and is contained in the lymphatic vessels. Contraction & relaxation of skeletal and smooth muscles help to propel lymph. It helps drain the body of toxin and metabolic wastes. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Can you pop a lymph node?

Can you pop a lymph node?

Not poppable: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Why do lymph nodes swell up?

Immune System HQ: The lymph nodes can be thought of as outposts for white blood cells. When there is an infection or inflammation in the area where a lymph node is draining fluid from, the white blood cells start to build up to fight it. This causes swelling in that node. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

Could I irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them!
(It's called "lymphadenitis")
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Where are my lymph nodes located?

Where are my lymph nodes located?

Everywhere: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more