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I am a 58year old woman with normal blood results,except

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Hello. I am a 58year old woman with normal blood results,except abnormal absolute monocytes of 74. Absolute lymphocytes of 5320. What could cause so abnormal numbers?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: A little tired.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Ct scan shows atelectasis
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Why blood test was taken?

Do you have any significant past illness?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Routine blood test. I am 58.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,

Your other tests and Total WBC counts are normal.

Lymphocyte, Monocyte counts are elevated.

As CT scan showed atelectasis, this can be due to viral infection or a chronic bacterial infection.

It can take time to come down.

Doctor can proceed for further tests depending on the severity of atelectasis or symptoms.

As you do not have any symptom, doctor can wait and watch.

Repeat tests can be taken after a few weeks or months.

I hope this information helps.

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