I was having a routine test done for my HIGH cholesterol levels, and something came back that was frightful. I have an white blood cell range of 7.6 but my lymphocytes came back as 17.0. Is this due to my high cholesterol? what is this a possible sighn of? Is this low level of lymphocytes normal?
White blood cells are generally considered a indication of infection in the body. Your body is always fighting off something since your body is always being invaded by viruses and bacterias. Unless the infection gets out of hand and you get sick you don't know it because the body if doing it's job. A higher number of lymphocytes may indicate your body is fighting something but it hasn't gotten to the point of getting you sick. A low level may indicate the body has just finished it's job or that you have just "gotten over" an illness. White blood cell count include several types of cells, lymphocytes are only one. When considering problems with the blood, you must consider more than just one type of blood cell, but rather a combination of many. Since your total WBC count is within normal limits, and your doctor doesn't seem to be bothered, it is probably okay. WBC counts are not ususally associated with high cholesterol, but are a part of a routine overall evaluation of your health. If this continues to bother you, speak to your health care provider and ask him/her to discuss your total test results. good luck
My husband has low lymphocytes since 2003. Does this matter? His cholesterol is high and MCV high and he is 60 this year. Very strong family history of different kind of cancer.
Can anyone help? Is there any test in blood to ensure that one does not have cancer?
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