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High Neutrophil

Neutrophilia is a condition where there is an increased amount of neutrophils in the blood. It is a type of white blood cell and fights against the microorganisms affecting the body. Neutrophilia is seen during injury, increased stress, smoking, infections, and chronic myeloid leukemia. They are treated by giving antibiotics to the infections causing neutrophilia.

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Is there any serious issue with my blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, who weighs 108 lbs and I am 5.6 feet tall. I got my blood test done, and the report showed that my TLC is 5800, neutrophils is 80, lymphocytes are 17, monocytes is 2, hemoglobin is 9.1 g/dL, PCV is 27, total RBC is 3.8, and platelets is 2.3 lakhs. Is there any serious prob...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the history provided, the neutrophils count is slightly high, and hemoglobin level is low. Low hemoglobin can be from nutritional anemia, which includes iron-deficiency anemia as well. So, get your serum ferritin and TIBC (total iron binding capacity) test...  Read Full »

I have a constant rise in WBC and lymphocyte levels. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, What can be causing a chronic elevation in WBC? I did some blood tests last week, and the results showed a moderately elevated WBC of 14.91 with an increased absolute count of neutrophils and lymphocytes. All other elements of the complete blood count are within the normal range. Before ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. There are a couple of findings: high WBCs (white blood cells) and raised CPK (creatine phosphokinase). High WBCs are found in infections (especially asymptomatic viral or urogenital tract infections), physical stres...  Read Full »

What does high vacuolated neutrophils indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I understand that a high vacuolated neutrophil result can be indicative of impending sepsis. Is it possible for someone to have this result and an infection that does not make the patient's symptoms visibly worse for a week? If so, could you give some examples of such infections? The...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your knowledge. You are right, vacuolated neutrophils suggest towards infective etiology is more likely. But let me know in such a case usually neutrophilia is also seen. So vacuolated neutrophils interpretation should be done in accordance with total WBC (...  Read Full »

What does high neutrophil count indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My WBC count is always 9000 to 11000. My current report shows: WBC - 13.40. Hemoglobin - 10.6. Absolute neutrophil count - 9.11. Absolute lymphocyte count - 3.35. Hematocrit - 33.1. Mean corpuscular volume - 76.0. Mean corpuscular HGB - 24.4. Red cel...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your hemoglobin level is low. Hematocrit and MCV (mean corpuscular volume) are also low. So it could be iron deficiency anemia. For that, you need to investigate further with stool examination, serum ferritin, and TIBC (total iron-binding capacity) estimation. Meanwhil...  Read Full »

What does high WBC and neutrophil with immature granulocytes and low lymphocytes indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I just received my blood test WBC is 22000, neutrophils are 8700, high absolute immature granulocytes and low lymphocytes. I have noticed that for three years my blood tests have been on the high levels for WBC. Should I be concerned? I have been in and out and they never call me for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion for your asked question. Your total WBC count and neutrophils are high. Mild increase of immature granulocytes and high count with neutrophilia could be due to infection or inflammation in the body. Your detailed physical examination and investi...  Read Full »

What causes a lump on the occipital area?

Query: Hi doctor,About one week ago, I felt a tender lump in the occipital area of my head. It is pea sized and movable. It hurt only when I touch. It has not got any worse. In fact, it is better and less tender unless I touch it. When I had an appointment with my doctor, I was asked to give a blood sample...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The lump in your occipital region may be a small lipoma, but it would be best to have it examined by your doctor for a proper evaluation. As for the abnormalities on your blood work, it would be helpful if you could provide the absolute numbers rather than percentages...  Read Full »

Why are WBC and neutrophils chronically high even if no infection is present?

Query: Hello doctor, My reports show chronically high WBC above 15 and neutrophils above 10 recent CRP of 8.8. No infection can be found, but I was treated with two rounds of antibiotics- Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin. I repeated CBC, and the numbers were higher. My doctor said maybe this was going to be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your elevated WBC count and increased percentage of neutrophils are suggestive of an acute bacterial infection or some other acute inflammatory process. Your history of abdominal pain, nausea, and unintended weight los...  Read Full »

Will elevated WBC and neutrophil counts suggest blood cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CBC (complete blood count) done yesterday and it came back with an elevated WBC of 13500 per microliter of blood, with neutrophils of 9000 per microliter of blood (more or less), ESR 36, and close to normal lymphocytes. My urine sample was negative. I had a severe eye infection...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion for your asked question. Your total count and neutrophils are elevated. So it could be due to bacterial infection or stress as per provided history. You can complete the course of antibiotics. Meanwhile, try to reduce stress and anxiety by yoga,...  Read Full »

My father got a fever suddenly from yesterday. Should we be worried about dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had sudden fever ranging from 100 to 102.6 degrees Farenheit yesterday, but he has no clear symptoms. As he had loose stool yesterday, he was advised Oflox O by the doctor, two tablets daily for five days. And also Dolo 650, which we started giving him yesterday. Today the fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your father's CBC report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the report, his neutrophils count is slightly high and platelet count is low. Platelet count can be decreased in malaria, dengue, blood infection, etc., like conditio...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a treatment plan based on my blood smear report?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood smear result showed RBC - microcytic normochromic with anisocytosis and poikilocytosis, WBC - normal with neutrophilic predominance. What treatment should I get?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: At this age, microcytic hypochromic anemia is often due to iron deficiency. Neutrophils could be increased due to stress or mild infection. There is nothing to worry about, it is probably resolved and reducing as you have...  Read Full »

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