how low is the count?
What symptoms do you have, if any?
Why did you have this test done?
What is your age and gender?
Do you have any medical conditions that you are suffering from?
Are you on any medications for anything?
Please let me know
The count is 1.3 x 10 9/L I had a full blood count as routine. No symptoms,I am 60 yr old man, I have high Choleterol(treated) I take Crestor
The count is 1.3 x 10 (then an upward arrow) 9/L I am 60, male. Had a routine blood test No symptoms am taking Crestor for high Cholesterol
what is your total white cell count (called as the TLC)?
Is that the WCC?
It is 9.38 x 10(then the upward arrow) 9/L
that is great
well, your WCC are great
and nothing to worry about in that regard
So what about the low absolute?
I am just coming to that
the absolute lymphocyte count that you are having is just below the lower limit of normal
meaning that it is nothing too alarming
and the most common cause of a slightly low lymphocyte count is infections and the most common infections are viral infections
so most likely this could be as a result of a transient viral infection that you may have experienced that caused your counts to fall a little bit
I did have a low count a few months ago too. Could it last a few months?
Other things that can cause a slightly low count is severe stress, strenuous physical exercise which result in release of cortisol in the body which is a type of steroid produced in the body that can result in a slightly low count
now a low count as a result of infections should not last for months
it should resolve in a period of time which is usually in a few weeks at the most
however with your slightly low lymphocyte count with you having no symptoms I would just monitor your counts and that is all
just one more question if you do not mind
are you sexually active and monogamous?
I had an encounter 8 months ago, I am divorced. Had all the sexual disease tests including HIV after 3 months of the exposure all neg. I am hetrosexual
i just wanted to rule out HIV.. which you have already had done
so at the present moment I would not worry with these counts and would just monitor them say every three to six months
and that is all
If they continue to drop then I would like to investigate further
however if they remain stable there is nothing to worry about
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX get another test done. Do you think that the 3 month HIV test was sufficient?
yes it was sufficient.. you may want to repeat a test at six months just to be dead sure
Ok Thanks for your help. What is the range for lymphocyte absolute in australia
Well, all over the world if the absolute lymphocyte count is less than 1500 it is said to be on the lower side... meaning 1.5
your count is slightly below this
Thank you for your help
so that is not too bad at all
you are most welcome
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