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My lymphocyte percentage is 44%. Should I be worried?


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Published At August 3, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I just got a blood test conducted and the results indicate that my hemoglobin is 17.9 g/dL. My packed cell volume is 52.5%, RBC is 6.42 milliliter/mm3. Total leukocyte count is 14.3 thou/mm3.

In differential leukocyte count, lymphocytes are 44% and in absolute leucocyte count, leucocytes are 6 thou/mm3 and ESR is 16 mm/hr. Should I be worried?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

There is nothing to worry about your investigations. The number of red cells normally present varies according to person's age and sex.

The normal hemoglobin value in an adult male can range up to 18 g/dL.

It can be raised due to many reasons and these causes may be subdivided into whether there is a true or absolute erythrocytosis (polycythemia) due to an increase in red cells or an apparent erythrocytosis when the red cells are not increased but are instead more concentrated.

The secondary increase can be due to dehydration, diuretic drugs, burns, stress, or high blood pressure, high altitude etc.

Your lymphocyte percentage is a little high. There is a possibility of viral infection.

If you have a fever, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, itching all over the body, bleeding gums, fatigue, and excessive sweating then kindly consult your physician.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu
Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Internal Medicine

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