Low lymphocyte count in blood is referred to as lymphocytopenia. It often occurs due to infection of bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites. The symptoms are fever, cough, runny nose, enlarged lymph nodes, and night sweats. Treatment is taken depending on the cause. Taking antiretroviral combination therapy with other antivirals helps in treating HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Antibiotics, antifungals, or antiparasitic drugs are taken to treat specific infections.
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Why results in high neutrophils during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is in her 31st week of pregnancy with neutrophils at 77.3% and lymphocytes at 11.6% which is low. Again RBC, PCV and platelet count is also low. I am really worried what can be the reason. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are likely physiological, normal changes which occur during pregnancy. There is an increase in neutrophils and relative fall in lymphocytes. Also, there is mild fall in platelet count and hemoglobin. Only low hemoglobin is treated with iron supplements durin... Read Full »
What causes high neutrophil count during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife's hemoglobin is normal with neutrophil 75.25, low lymphocyte and low RBC. Occasionally, she gets dizzy and a bloody nose. Her mother had anemia when she was born and it was never fixed. Other than being pregnant, no problem now. Her blood report signals anemia and I think it is co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Neutrophils have different ranges and up to 75% can be considered mild increase. Due to increased neutrophils lymphocytes appear proportionately low, when the count is being done. Neutrophils can increase in stress an... Read Full »
Do white tongue and low lymphocyte levels indicate an HIV infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected vaginal sex two years ago. A few months after that incident, I underwent a few tests that I have mentioned below, 1. I underwent an HIV rapid test, and the results were negative. 2. I did an HIV CMIA test twice at one-month intervals after three months of the first test,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting us on icliniq.com. The HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody tests are repeatedly negative after three months of exposure, so do not worry about HIV. They are conclusive, provided there is no further risk of exposure. So, there is no need... Read Full »
I experience headache, dizziness, and tiredness after a long COVID. What does my lymphocyte count indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, I experience headaches, chest pain, dizziness, and tiredness after a long COVID. I am unable to exercise. My current medication includes Propranolol to overcome tachycardia induced by long COVID. I have attached the immune panel of lymphocytes. Could you help me understand the Tregs (T... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest tablet Etoricoxib 90 mg once daily after the meal, and you can continue taking Propranolol. Thanks. Read Full »
Should I be worried about the low lymphocyte count of my brother post-COVID-19?
Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this for my brother. He is 60 years old, diabetic, and has blood pressure. He recovered from COVID-19 a month back and has been pretty good. But two days before, he got some allergies and rashes and also had dysentery and fever. We went to the doctor, and they did a CBC test.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. The cell counts like WBC (white blood cell) counts take some time to come back to normal post-COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) illness, especially those who were on steroid medications like Medrol (Methylprednisolone). He also has diabetes, w... Read Full »
Does decreasing lymphocyte count indicate lymphoma?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a rising LDH level which went to 227 U/L and three months later to 269 U/L. In the last two CBC tests, lymphocytes dropped to 0.8 per mcL. I am concerned if it could be lymphoma. I had prostate cancer 15 years ago and a nodule in my lung. Two years before, I had a total PET/CT wit... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your LDH (lactic acid dehydrogenase) level is not clinically significant. You have absolute lymphopenia and relative neutrophilia. It might be related to chronic inflammation or prolonged infection. Multiple micronutrient deficiencies could be present. Please take CRP (... Read Full »
What further investigations should I do for HIV?
Query: Hello doctor,I want to present my case to you. Three years ago, I had a relationship with a person, after one year, I started to have symptoms. I did seven HIV tests in the last six months, and all were negative. However, I still have the following symptoms: sinusitis, swollen and painful lymph node... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please tell me the name of the test you underwent? I am looking forward to your response in order to help you. Read Full »
Are fourth generation HIV test results reliable?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse once with CSW last year. I tested for rapid ICT and PA methods after six weeks of exposure. HIV (Ag/Ab) CMIA test after eight weeks, both negative. I started getting chronic diarrhea for the past six months. A viral Marker test was done (16 months later)... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your test results are negative for HIV. If there had been no further exposure, these would be considered conclusive. However, if there is any doubt about the same or test result, there is no harm in getting a repeat HIV antibody test. This will allay your anxiety. Sy... Read Full »
What does low lymphocyte with high neutrophil count indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, My lymphocytes relative count was 13.5% (below average) and neutrophils relative count was 79.4% (slightly elevated). My lymphocytes absolute count is 1.44 and neutrophils absolute count is 8.45. White blood cell count is 10.64 (within normal range) and RBC count is 5.12 (normal) I ha... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. In the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your lymphocytes count is low and neutrophil is high. It seems to be due to infective etiology, not cancer. In the attached report, premature cells are not present and total WBC count is aroun... Read Full »
Are chills, shortness of breath, and low lymphocyte count symptoms of COVID-19?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, non-smoker. My lymphocytes count is dropping during the last three months. It used to be stable during last year. Mysterious COVID-19 like symptoms stated by March chills, SOB, etc. Chest CT clear. CRP 0.5, ESR 2. But my Neutrophil / lymph ratio is increasing. ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. In COVID-19 infection usually, CRP (C-reactive protein) is high which is an inflammatory marker. Your CRP normal. So COVID-19 is less likely. Moreover, you had symptoms since March. COVID-19 usually does not last for such... Read Full »