that makes sense, my doctor didn't mention these at all, I just happened to notice them when i looked at the blood results this morning and wondered what they were...actually on my new 12 week results i got this afternoon, it only had a few large platelets, none of the Rare Atyp lymp, those were normal this time.
thank you for the explaination...I just didn't like the word "rare" and "atyp", ha...doesn't seem like it would be a good thing unless you were looking at diamonds or something, ha....
I'm looking at my labs, from 8 weeks, and I also had a note saying I had a signiicant number of "large/giant platelets".
I had read that the large ones are the "babies"...like Will said ^
The large plats is more than likely treatment drug induced,specifically the INF..
Basically newer platlets are larger than ones that have been around awhile and because the bone marrow is so busy trying to produce new ones to keep up with the Inf. causing them to be suppressed then the "younger ones are showing "larger".
I don't imagine your doctor would be concerned ,given you are doing INF. therapy.. all your other numbers look good
HGB at 12.2 to 11.5 in two weeks is quite a drop. It is still "good" as far as treating goes but yes, I bet some normally routine tasks are starting to seem a little more...labor intensive than the used to.
"The WBC's seen here are "atypical" lymphocytes. They are atypical because they are larger (more cytoplasm) and have nucleoli in their nuclei. Atypical lymphocytes are often associated with infectious mononucleosis."
Rare large platelets?? Not familiar at all with this or the atypical lymphocytes, but your doctor or hematologist should be able to explain further.
Your numbers look pretty good, but do keep an eye on the HGB, ABS Neutrophils and Platelets. The progression isn't linear, so hopefully the reduction in these levels will begin to slow and settle down. Good luck to you and hope you have a smooth journey.
that was at 10 weeks, I just got my 12 weeks back right now, still holding strong though:
WBC - 1.8
ABS Neu - 0.8
RBC - 3.61
PLT - 146
Not doing too bad, holding pretty strong still, but I do get more and more tired as time goes on...I can totally understand why it is so hard for people towards the end...I only have to do 24 weeks too, I completly respect those who have to do the triple and do treatment for 48 weeks...total warriors...
Hey Lady! Your labs look pretty good for the 12-week point. I will bump this along ever so often since I am curious about the platelet morphology. Not sure if your doc requested it or if it is routine analysis the lab can perform since they have your blood sample to begin with. Either way, it sounds interesting.
sorry, 1 more related blood test result
Platelet count - 146 (std range (150 - 400)