How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask TheSurgeon Your Own Question

TheSurgeon
TheSurgeon, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 265
Experience:  General Surgery
Type Your Medical Question Here...
TheSurgeon is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have high Neutrophils 72.0 differential and low lymphocytes

Resolved Question:

I have high Neutrophils 72.0 differential
and low lymphocytes 17.9 differential

1. What can that possibly indicate?
2 Is this any precursor for cancer?
3. What can I take or do naturally to increase my lymphocytes numbers?
4. I have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis in past and also have low thyroid. Can these affect these numbers also?
5. What plan of action would you recommend?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 4 years ago.
Did you have the blood drawn when you were sick or healthy?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Healthy
Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 4 years ago.
Have you been experiencing any weight loss, night sweats, change in appetite or bowel habits?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
some night sweats. am dieting to lose weight.
Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 4 years ago.
Causes of these changes in the blood count are many and include physical and mental stress (stress leukocytosis), infections (commonly viral), allergies, medications, etc.

Normal values for while blood cell and its elements are:
White blood cells: 4,500-10,000 /mcl.
Neutrophils: 40% to 60%
Lymphocytes: 20% to 40%
Monocytes: 2% to 8%
Eosinophils: 1% to 4%
Basophils: 0.5% to 1%
Band: 0% to 3%

An absolute neutrophil count ANC is a real number of neutrophil count in relation to the total white blood cells (WBCs). The normal range for the ANC is 1.5 to 8.0 (1,500 to 8,000/mm3). Lymphocyte Count (Absolute) range is 1000 - 3500/mm3.

I'm not worried about you lymphocyte count, because it's at the low range of normal. Everyone fluctuates, and remember that these numbers are all relative. If your neutrophil count is higher at any particular time, your other levers (like lymphocytes) will drop in relation.

There are many reasons that your neutrophil count could be slightly elevated, it is juts your body's natural response to fighting any sort of virus/bacteria, and your body will produce increased neutrophils for many other reasons besides infection. Anything over 80 would be concerning for a worse/sudden infection, i'm not too concerned about something around 70.

The best thing to do would be to ge the levels rechecked in a few months, at a time when you are feeling healthy. I have the feeling the levels will be normal then!

Is there anything else I can help you with? If not please click Accept, and leave feedback. I always keep open dialogue after payment. Thanks!
Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 4 years ago.
Just eat a well-balanced diet for healthy immune function. There are no remedies for increasing "just the lymphocytes".

If you were on steroids for sarcoid, that could alter the levels, but like I said they are still in the lower range of normal, and the high neutrophils are making the lymphocyte differential low!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Is there anything I can do to keep these both more in normal range?

Is there any medication or non-prescription med or natural supplement that helps?

What food sources are best?

 

Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 4 years ago.
Your body will naturally adjust the ranges to what it needs.

I think your body was responding to a virus or bacteria in your body, remember we are bombarded by germs everywhere, every day, and they get in our bodies even though we may not feel sick.

Make sure you eat enough fruits and vegatables, anything with B vitamins will help your immune system. You could also add a multivitamin to take with your meals.

No natural supplement will ever substitute for a healthy, well-rounded diet. There are plenty of over-the-counter supplements that claim to boost immune function. Bur let me once again say, your immune system seems to be working fine. You had a slightly elevated neutrohil level, and neutrophils are our body's way of clearing germs. Spend your money on healthy natural produce, not pills. Stick with leafy green vegetables and fresh fruit, stay away from too many desserts and processed foods.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you Dr. Rivers for answering my questions and concerns--and so timely.

This is a great site.

cc

Expert:  TheSurgeon replied 4 years ago.
You are welcome. I always keep dialogue open even after payment, please message me any time! Please remember to click Accept and leave feedback. Thanks!
TheSurgeon, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 265
Experience: General Surgery
TheSurgeon and 5 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    44473
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    44473
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13579
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2522
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDLove/2009-08-12_141522_DrDLove.jpg Dr. D. Love's Avatar

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    11042
    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    8749
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Ivy League trained. Medical Review Officer trained in Drug Testing