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Low Lymphocyte

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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My father has sudden fever and abdominal pain. Is it 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 »

Please review my reports and advice.

Query: Hello doctor, Please review my report and advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I have checked your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The blood sugar, cholesterol, and creatinine like values are absolutely within range. Your red blood cells count borderline low but hemoglobin and HCT (hematocrit) within range....  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, I underwent an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) rapid test, and the results were negative. I did an HIV CMIA (Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay) ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting us on 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 fo...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have a swelling around the left clavicle?

Query: Hello doctor, My 37 year old wife was infected by some virus a month ago. She ran a fever of around 100 to 102 F for four days. She was treated for the flu, so the fever went away on the fifth day, but she had a very noticeable swelling around the left clavicular area. Her blood work showed normal W...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it appears like a pyomyositis, a bacterial infection of muscle, probably of the pectoral muscle. It is usually seen in immunosuppressed patients. You mentioned she is receiving Prednisone, it could be due to this. What is the reason for ...  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 and lymph ratio is increasing...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) tests in the last six months, and all were negative. However, I still have the following symptoms: sinusitis...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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(Community Sex Worker) last year. I tested for rapid ICT(Indirect Coombs Test) 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 vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. Symptom...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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