High Lymphocyte Count

A high lymphocyte count indicates lymphocytosis. It can occur due to infections in the body, blood cancer, and autoimmune conditions. Taking a vitamin C-rich diet helps to regulate high white blood cells in the body.

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I have a sinus infection, nasal congestion, skin allergy, and elevated ESR and lymphocyte count. Should I be concerned about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bad chest infection two months ago, which resolved after a few weeks. After that, I again got a sinus and throat infection for a month. Till then, my nose has always seemed congested, and I had a post-nasal drip, too, with a sour taste. I also have had a skin allergy for the la...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You can have a viral upper respiratory tract infection that can cause a high lymphocyte count. However, your peripheral smear report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows normal WBC (white bl...  Read Full »

I have chronic nasal congestion, and my lymphocyte count is high. Will you Suggest any solutions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have had nasal congestion for the past three weeks, which is not getting cured. I was also suffering from nausea and increased bowel movements. The nausea is cured, but I feel sick inside. Is it anything serious? In my CBC reports, the neutrophils are 44 %, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the medication that you are taking. According to your CBC report, you have high lymphocytes count. It is suggestive of a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Therefore, I suggest you do the following investigations. Rhinoscopy nose exami...  Read Full »

My blood reports show low levels of neutrophils and high lymphocytes. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I had done a complete blood count test and the reports suggested very low levels of neutrophils and abnormal levels of lymphocytes. There is no history of any illness or medications. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to your history and reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), a high lymphocyte count may be due to a viral infection. The neutrophil count is relatively low due to lymphocytosis....  Read Full »

I have low white blood count and elevated lymphocytes. What may be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low white blood count for a year and elevated lymphocytes. I was under Metoprolol medication for six months and stopped it two months ago. I am also being treated for enlarged cervical lymph nodes. What may be the reason? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. In your attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the only notable finding is mild leukopenia, which means low white blood cell (WBC) count. There are many causes for low WBC count like ...  Read Full »

My blood group has changed from B positive to B negative. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood group has changed from B positive to B negative. During diagnosis, it is found that my lymphocyte count is higher, which is around 54 %. I have some other problems like itching underarms and piles. My CT and PET scan report are normal. Ultrasound report shows fatty liver. Why has...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Blood group never changes throughout life. I suggest you get your blood group checked in a good blood bank. One of your blood groups might be false due to a faulty technique. Hope I have answered your question. Underarm itching might be due t...  Read Full »

Percentage of B cells is high. Is it leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor,Here are my immunohistochemical results of peripheral blood: Absolute lymphocyte count 5812/uL reference (1000-3300) with CD19 (B cells) 62% reference (3-20%), CD45 positive, CD10 positive, and CD5 negative. How do we know if it is leukemia or not? Doctors in our town cannot interpret t...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the age of 55 years, if persistent lymphocytosis is seen, then CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) should be ruled out. For that, monoclonality should be confirmed by flow cytometry investigation and need bone marrow study apart from a peripheral smear examination ...  Read Full »

My third molar needs to be extracted, but my lymphocyte levels are high. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, My laboratory reports are attached. My hemoglobin level is 14.6, hematocrit is 42.5, red blood cells are 4.54, white blood cells are 4.00, the platelet count is 243, neutrophils are 0.36, lymphocytes are 0.53, monocytes are 0.06, eosinophils are 0.03, and basophils are 0.02. Should I be c...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your lymphocyte count is slightly high, possibly due to a temporary viral infection. However, neutrophils are relatively low due to high lymphocytes. So, do not worry about that. The total WBC (white blood cells) count is lower than the bord...  Read Full »

My lymphocyte count is higher than normal, Do I have AIDS?

Query: Hello doctor, According to my CBC report, I am just above the normal lymphocyte count. Does this range come under lymphocytosis? Also, I have read that AIDS could be one of the causes of lymphocytosis. But, I am confused because I thought AIDS destroys lymphocytes, which causes lymphocytopenia. Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern.HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection reduces the lymphocyte count. However, HIV cannot be diagnosed by CBC(complete blood count) test.CMIA (chemiluminescent magnetic microparticle immunoassay) tests Or ELISA ...  Read Full »

I have had a high lymphocyte count for a year. Do I have leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a high lymphocyte count for a year now. Last year, my lymphocyte count was 5.2 per µL of blood, and one month later, it was 5.0 per µL of blood. My WBC is on the higher end at 10 * 10^9/L. A smear test came to the conclusion of reactive lymphocytes. This year, my lymphocyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. You have absolute lymphocytosis history. When it persists for more than 6 months, especially above 4.5 µL of blood, then flow cytometry is indicated. Flow cytometry is so planned in your case, and the attached flow cytom...  Read Full »

Is there something serious about lymphocytes count that is high?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme pain in my throat and one swollen lymph node too and 99-degree fever. Before these symptoms I was only suffering from fever which was a low-grade fever I had my CBC done before three days and it shows that my lymphocytes count is 60 % and WBC is 6.6x10 and the rest is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), lymphocytes and IgE are high (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So it can be because of viral inflammation of upper respiratory tract along with allergic involvement. You can be prescribed decongestant like Le...  Read Full »

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