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Why Is My Wbc Low
My WBC is high, my neutrophil absolute is high and my neutrophil% is high, and my monocytes are 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Since 2007 my mch, mcv, hct, hgb, and baso tests have come back low. Now my RDW is high, potassium is low and CRP level has doubled. Why?
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
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
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