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I'm wondering why would my lymphocyte level be low on my blood test?

I'm wondering why would my lymphocyte level be low on my blood test?

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, it may be helpful to know the actual counts. A low count within normal limits is still normal. ...Read more

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Why is my lymphocyte count always so low?

Why is my lymphocyte count always so low?

Reference ranges: The reference range for any lab value usually should include 95% of normal people. So, you could be in the 5% that are outside the range. Alternatively you could have one of several selective deficiencies in lymphocyte subclasses. If you're otherwise healthy though, they are unlikely. ...Read more

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What do low lymphocytes indicate?

What do low lymphocytes indicate?

Immunodeficiency: Lymphocytes are the regulators of our immune system.
Low lymphocyte count is less than 500/ mm3
this can be part of a total low white count (say bone marrow failure or plastic anemia, or after chemotherapy) or it can be caused by connective tissue disease like Lupus. Immunosuppressants, HIV, and Severe acute respiratory distress are viral causes as well.
legionella and certain zoonosis can too ...Read more

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What are causes for low lymphocytes?

What are causes for low lymphocytes?

Many causes: A low lymphocyte count can be caused by many different disorders. These include radiation, chemotherapy, corticosteroids, starvation, aplastic anemia, some types of malignancies and infections, renal failure, collagen vascular disease, congenital immunodeficiency and abnormal lymphatic circulation. ...Read more

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What does a low lymphocyte and high monocyte mean?

What does a low lymphocyte and high monocyte mean?

Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of cortisol level, driving both of these changes. If the absolute levels of these cell types are abnormal, there could be a more serious infection or a bone marrow disorder that requires further investigation. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are causes of low lymphocytes?

I was wondering what are causes of low lymphocytes?

See below: Common causes are:
infectious diseases, such as aids, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever.
Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus. (autoimmune disorders occur if the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s cells and tissues.)
steroid therapy.
Blood cancer and other blood diseases, such as hodgkin's disease and aplastic anemia.
Radiation and chemotherapy (treatments for cancer). ...Read more

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Hi. Does it matter if I had low lymphocytes? Thanks

Hi. Does it matter if I had low lymphocytes? Thanks

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can you please help what could be the reason for low lymphocyte 1.3?

Can you please help what could be the reason for low lymphocyte 1.3?

Incomplete info: Is your lymphocyte count 1.3 million/cmm or is it 1.3% of the total WBC count? Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low lymphocytes of 11%. Should be I concern for this?

What to do if I have low lymphocytes of 11%. Should be I concern for this?

Need more info: What is your total WBC count? Lymphocyte count of 11% is insufficient information to provide an opinion. Please note that all test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What is the role of lymphocytes in the body, should I worry if I have it low? And how to boost it up?

Army intellligence: The different sorts of lymphocytes perform different regulatory tasks and generally govern the rest of the immune system for the war on disease. I trust the lymphocytes are not extremely low so as to get your physician's attention, and you've been HIV screened. Just the stress of illness or life can raise / lower the number dramatically far outside reference ranges. Don't treat a lab value. ...Read more

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Does excema cause low lymphocytes?

Does excema cause low lymphocytes?

Not likely: Eczema which is a chronic skin condition is not likely to cause lymphopenia or low lymphocytes. The other way around the link might be there, meaning that low lymphocytes and the reason for why they are low might cause you eczema. ...Read more

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Why would absolute lymphocytes be low?

Why would absolute lymphocytes be low?

Various causes: Most common cause of low lymphocytes are an infection which usually resolves. One of the common causes of low lymphocytes is HIV which affects the lymphocytes and reduces their number. If low, the patient should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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Have low monocytes and normal lymphocytes?

Have low monocytes and normal lymphocytes?

Context: As a pathologist, I spend a lot of time telling other folks, "don't focus on the numbers, focus on the person." a low absolute monocyte count seldom means anything. A low percentage of monocytes may reflect a transient increase in other cells due to the slight stresses of minor illness or everyday life. If your physician is not concerned, you should not be either. ...Read more

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If low hemoglobin effects the high count of lymphocytes?

Not really: Anemia does not cause elevation of lymphocytes...However the anemia and lymphocytosis may be related as those two may be caused by a particular blood disorder. For instance in a case of chronic lymphocytic leuekemia. When this chronic leukemia becomes more progressive and the cancer burden is becoming higher, anemia can happen. Mhowever, in majority other cases those 2 are not related. D/w md. ...Read more

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What does a high nuetraphil and low lymphocyte count mean?

What does a high nuetraphil and low lymphocyte count mean?

Both white bld cells: Blood is made up of red blood cells (too few=anemia), platelets (important in clotting) and white blood cells. Normal WBC count is 4-10, 000. Most wbc's are either neutrophils (60-70%) or lymphocytes (30-40%). High neutrophils count (and thus lower lymphocytes) often means a bacterial infection. High lymphocyte ct may mean virus infection. These, of course, are only generalities. ...Read more

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What would high lymphocytes and low granulocytes indicate?

What would high lymphocytes and low granulocytes indicate?

Probably nothing: Are you talking percents or absolute numbers? Is the total WBC count normal? It is not uncommon or significant to have a high lymph percent and low neut percent. ...Read more

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What causes lymphocytes to be low and monocytes to be high?

What causes lymphocytes to be low and monocytes to be high?

Symptoms?: It is very hard to give meaning to lab values without the clinical context (symptoms) and the exact lab values (how high or low). In general, what you describe could be due to an infection, perhaps caused by a bacteria. More information could be helpful. ...Read more

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Low polymorphs and high lymphocytes. What does this indicate?

Usually nothing: The two physicians have already told you the truth -- only the absolute counts matter, and I would rather labs didn't report percentages at all. Only if polys and/or lymphs are far from the reference range is there any reason to be concerend. If the polys are below 1000, a workup is perhaps in order, starting with reviewing you medications. Below 500 is getting dangerous. ...Read more

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