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Why does neutrophil count raise during pregnancy?

Why does neutrophil count raise during pregnancy?

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Published At November 30, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 6, 2023

Patient's 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 common in pregnancy. Also, her gynecologist informed us that she has a minor case of HPV and it will disappear soon. What shall we do now?

Answered by Dr. Prakash. H. M.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

  1. 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.
  2. Neutrophils can increase in stress and pregnancy is considered a stressful period. Nothing to worry about this.
  3. HPV (human papilloma virus) will get resolved as you said and it is not responsible for this.
  4. During pregnancy due to hemodilution, as more fluid increases, hemoglobin levels are reduced. 10.5 g% on an average is considered normal. Not to worry about this. Continue with good nutrition.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Prakash. H. M.
Dr. Prakash. H. M.


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