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Why is my neutrophil count always low?

Why is my neutrophil count always low?

Could just be you: Quite a few people, especially of African ancestry, always run somewhat low absolute neutrophil counts for their lifetimes and seem none the worse. ...Read more

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Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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My WBC is high, my neutrophil absolute is high and my neutrophil% is high, and my monocytes are low?

My WBC  is high, my neutrophil absolute is high and my neutrophil% is high, and my monocytes are low?

See your doctor: and talk about what these results mean. It is possible that your doctor may suggest other tests to further evaluate your condition and prescribe proper treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my WBC count is high and my absolute gran is high?

What does it mean when my WBC count is high and my absolute gran is high?

How high?: The most common circumstance would be a bacterial infection. Could also be a chronic leukemia, drug effect, or from heavy smoking. ...Read more

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What should I do my platelet count is elevated and my ferratin level is low?

What should I do  my platelet count is elevated and  my ferratin level is low?

Hematologist: Low ferritin may be due to iron deficiency as a result of monthly period blood loss. If your platelet count is significantly elevated, your blood may clot too easily. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...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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My HGB and HCT are low and my Platelet is high. What it means?

My HGB and HCT are low and my Platelet is high. What it means?

Chronic blood loss ,: If you are bleeding slowly ,the chronic bleed will cause anemia ,hence the low Hb and Hct and elevated platelets. A work up for occult bleeding ,most commonly from GI tract would be very helpful. ...Read more

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My monocytes and eosinophils high and my neutrophils low. What does this mean? Also why is my total protein and globulin high?

My monocytes and eosinophils high and my neutrophils low. What does this mean? Also why is my total protein and globulin high?

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 have helped to have the actual values rather your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

What does it mean if my hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCH and MCHC is low and my RDW is high?

Need the numbers: 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 have helped to know the actual values. It is likely that you have iron deficiency anemia which is common in menstruating women. Take oral iron and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned i got my labs back my RDW and monocytes is high. My seg neutrophils is low..

See below: The full report is needed to provide a meaningful opinion. 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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I have low rbc and hematocrit levels but my hemeglobin is fine. What could this indicate?

Borderline: Reference ranges for the lab are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If the formed elements in the blood are normal, relax and stay well-nourished and we'll see you next year. ...Read more

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My RBC and hgb is low, while my MCV and MCH is high. Also my lymphocyte is 47, atypical lymphocyte is 5, and eosinophil is 5. What causes this?

My RBC and hgb is low, while my MCV and MCH is high.   Also my lymphocyte is 47, atypical lymphocyte is 5, and eosinophil is 5.   What causes this?

Need more info: 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. See this site for information about anemia and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anemia/ds00321. ...Read more

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What is absolute neutrophils and what does it mean when mine is high my absolute neutrophils level is high

What is absolute neutrophils and what 
does it mean when mine is high my absolute neutrophils level is high

Neutrophils : Neutrophils are white blood cells that help to fight bacterial infections. The absolute neutrophil count (anc) is used to assess how many neutrophils a person has. A count that is too low can put you at risk for bacterial infections. A high count can indicate that your body is fighting an infection, or can be from an inflammatory injury such as a burn, heart attack or appendicitis. People who do not have a spleen also can have a higher than normal anc. It can even be caused by medications (such as steroids) or stress. Very rarely a high anc can indicate malignancy such as chronic myelogenous leukemia, but people usually have other signs and symptoms, also. Because of this very wide range of high anc causes, the context in which the test was ordered and how high it actually is is very important. If you are worried about your test result, call the doctor that ordered the test and ask what they were looking for and if your high anc is a concern. ...Read more

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Sir. What drug can i take if my differential count in CBC is abnormal, my lymphocyte is low and my neutrophil is high. Thanks. ?

Sir. What drug can i take if my differential count in CBC is abnormal, my lymphocyte is low and my neutrophil is high. Thanks. ?

No drug: Sometimes, abnormal CBC differential can be a variation. If CBC differential is truely abnormal, we need to find out what the underlying causes are. Is it due to infection, inflammation or other blood conditions? Once we know the causes, we can treat them accordingly as indicated. No drug to treat numbers, and never treat numbers, TREAT PATIENTS. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my WBC is 3.6 and RBC is 3.78? There both low my WBC has been low in the past too.

White cell count: Generally, a white blood cell count is considered normal from around 4-11k. However, these are not absolute values and a good number of totally healthy patients may be slightly below or above this number. Blood work can only be interpreted within context and along with other parameters in your blood. 3.6 could very well be normal for you :) ...Read more

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Why is my iron high?

The most common: Reasons are altered metabolism known as hemochromatosis and loading from multiple red blood cell transfusions. ...Read more

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My blood work came back saying that my anion gap is low and my hdl cholesterol is low and my protein is low. what does this mean?

My blood work came back saying that my anion gap is low and my hdl cholesterol is low and my protein is low. what does this mean?

Numbers are numbers: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on. The ordering doctor may or may not consider the results a problem, depending on the patient's illnesses, bodily condition, life habits, and exercise activities. It's considered beneficial to have HDL cholesterol at 50 or higher. ...Read more

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My fe is normal but my hgb is low. What should I do?

My fe is normal but my hgb is low. What should I do?

How low?: Need the entire clinical picture. Why was the lab done? How are you feeling? Is there any family history of anemia? Have you had bleeding, including heavy periods? Follow up withe the managing doc. ...Read more

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High esr and normal wbc count. What does this mean. Also my lymphocyte count is a bit low?

High esr and normal wbc count. What does this mean. Also my lymphocyte count is a bit low?

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

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Does it mean I have a infection when my white and red blood cells ate low. My hgb is low and mchc is low?

Does it mean I have a infection when my white and red blood cells ate low. My hgb is low and mchc is low?

No- not really: You certainly need further evaluation to find the cause of youyr low white and red blood cells. However, it does not mean you have infection. There are different factors than can cause low white and red blood cells including medication, deficiency of certain nutrient, autoimmune, thyroid problem, bone marrow problem etc. Ask your primary doctor to refer you to see hematologist. ...Read more