A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell formed from the stem cells in the bone marrow. They produce an immune response against infectious microorganisms affecting the body. The increased neutrophil count is called neutrophilia, and it occurs due to infections and trauma. Neutropenia is a condition where there is a low neutrophil count level, and it is observed in severe bacterial infections.
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Is FNB or biopsy needed to check lymph node enlargement?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. My height is 6 feet and my weight is 145 lbs. I am facing a significant unexplained weight loss of more than 45 lbs in four months. My normal weight since high school is 185 to 180 lbs. I am having episodes of significant and frequent drenching night sweats. Also, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: In view of the clinical symptoms, images could be more of neoplastic etiology. Clearly, with the family history and prominent nodes along with the class... Read Full »
Why does my WBC count fluctuate?
Query: Hi doctor, My WBC count keeps fluctuating. First it gone up to 83000 from 10500 last month and then it became 12900. Now again for the past few days it is high at 22200. Can you please help with this issue? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: WBC - white blood cell count varies in response to infection, inflammation, and various external or internal reactions. A bacterial infection could have increased the WBC count to 80000 with a high neutrophils count. As t... Read Full »
What is your opinion regarding the neutrophils count of my son?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old. His neutrophils count became 1000 from the first one which was 800 a week. After 15 days, again the neutrophil count is 800 now with a total WBC of 2600. He is healthy, active, and has no infection. Please note that his dad had a blood count this week and his neutr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: If the neutrophil counts are varying, it means there is no vaccine-induced or nutritional, or genetic defect. As the other entire cell values including RBC and platelets are normal, these values must be normal for him. He... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I recently had my blood test and the results came back that I had mild neutropenia. It has got me a little concerned since this has been present on my last two blood tests with the lymphocyte count being significantly higher, but still within the normal upper limits. I have had no infec... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Neutropenia is reduced neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophil is one of the five types of white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. If one cell count is increased (for example lymphocytes here - normally 20 to 40%, here it is... Read Full »
Can DPT vaccine cause neutropenia?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old. He got his DTaP vaccine two weeks ago and had CBC 20 days later. All came well except neutrophil count, which came back as 800, and total WBC as 2500. We are going to repeat the test tomorrow. Can the vaccine be the cause of the neutropenia? And if so, how long wil... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: I doubt the vaccine could be the cause of neutropenia (neutrophil count less than normal). Though it can take place in some cases like the Influenza virus vaccine, DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) have not been ... Read Full »
Should I worry about sudden drop in neutrophil and WBC count?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old woman. I have recently lost a pregnancy at 19 weeks due to membrane rupture. I had induced abortion with Misoprostol two weeks back and there is no complication since. I have had a CBC done almost every week from the starting of my pregnancy and they were all absolutely ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The WBC count (white blood cell) varies on day-to-day and hourly basis and also depending on variable internal factors. Corticosteroids can affect WBC count, particularly neutrophils. At present, maybe due to stress, wh... Read Full »
Will low neutrophil count be the cause for low-grade fever and joint pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have done my blood work and the neutrophil count is very low 0.6 from normal in a matter of weeks and I do not understand why. Other symptoms, I am having are low-grade fever, joint pain (knees, hips, and shoulders), extreme fatigue, and spasms in my leg. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concerns are valid. The symptoms could be due to a condition called neutropenia (low neutrophil counts). It is generally seen in conditions like infections viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Examples include HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), tuberculosis... Read Full »
What can be the cause for high B12 level in a person with MTHFR mutation?
Query: Hello doctor, I have genetic mutation MTHFR. I am on thyroid for hypothyroidism. My B12 level is 1476, the normal range is between 138 to 652 pmol/L. How can I lower my B12 level? Is this level a cause for concern? All the other blood levels are normal other than WBC which is at 3.4 and neutrophils... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is essential to know the primary reason for vitamin B12 testing. Was it done due to any complaints that could be related to anemia like fatigue, malaise, or any other symptoms that could be related to thrombotic complications possibly due to the inherited MTHFR (me... Read Full »
What is the etiology for absolute low count neutrophils?
Query: Hello doctor, What does it mean when neutrophils are at an absolute low (1.3)? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An absolute low count of neutrophils, which are the body's immune cells can occur post-infection mostly viral, as well as in bone marrow diseases and post-chemotherapy. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com.... 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 »