Q. Is it anything serious when there is high level of lymphocytes?

Answered by
Dr. Smrita Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 04, 2018

Hi doctor,

I took CBC test before six months. My WBC is 8970 cells/cmm and lymphocytes are 45.4 % 4080 cells/cmm. Yesterday, I took another CBC test. My WBC is 7.5 cells/cmm and lymphocytes are 46.4 %. Is it anything serious when there is a high level of lymphocytes? I have GERD like symptoms. Yesterday, I took an endoscopy and everything is fine.

Dr. Smrita Singh

Hematology Pathology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Lymphocytes are usually increased following a viral infection, some bacterial infections and also in conditions of stress. If you have a cold, it might be due to viral infection. The percentage of increase in your lymphocytes is not very high.

Continue taking medication that has been prescribed for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). You are slightly anemic and try to have food items like green leafy vegetables which are rich in iron to prevent iron deficiency.

For more information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist

Thank you doctor,

What is the high level of lymphocyte? Sometimes, I have fever like symptoms and bitter taste. I checked my temperature. It was 37.2, 37.4, 37.3 and 37.5 C. So, I am worried about my high level of lymphocytes.

Dr. Smrita Singh

Hematology Pathology


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

In the differential leukocyte count, a level above 40 % is considered high. Sometimes, there is an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the absolute count. The normal absolute lymphocyte count range in adults is 1000 to 4800/microliter of blood.

For more information consult a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist

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