At Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Karen Kaplan wrote:
>My Lymphocyte test from when I was in the hospital was low when I had a high
>fever for two days after surgery.
>Lymphocyte normal is 15-40%, mine was 9-13%
>WBC (White Blood count?) normal: 4-11 uL, mine was 11.9 - 16 uL
>Neutrophils normal 40-80%, mine was 82-86%
>No ESR test.
>Does anyone know what HCT is? Mine was high before my surgery and low when
>they stopped checking 48 hours after surgery.
>Also, does anyone know how to find out whether USHC dictates what kind of
>testing they will reimburse for?
>I just noticed that no biopsy was done when I had my first bleeding episode
>in 1998. Instead, a pap smear was done. At least that is the only test
>from that date. I thought he was doing a biopsy, and it sure hurt. I
>wonder whether USHC discourags biopsies through reimbursement policies until
>there are two bleeding episodes.
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>Subject: Re: CBC Lymph count
>> Tina, Thanks for sharing from your medical background!!
>> In your last paragraph you said: "In our situation, knowing that
>> adhesions can be causing inflammation, I have to wonder if the lymp
>> count is elevated in response to that."
>> I am not a medical professional but I am inclined to believe your
>> theory; because my ESR (Blood Sedimentation Rate)seems to stay
>> consistently in the mid-80's. A normal ESR is someplace in the 20's or
>> low 30's. Is that correct, Tina?
>> NEVER has there been any concern shown by a physician in regard to that
>> reading. Since physicians have never shown concern about my elevated
>> ESR, why do they even order that test at all?
>> At Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Tina Shelby wrote:
>> Sorry to have taken so long to write back. I've been away from my
>> computer so I am trying to get caught up. I wanted to discuss the
>> purpose of lymphocytes in our bodies and what can cause them to be
>> Lymphocytes are part of the white blood cell type. They travel to areas
>> of inflammation and will be increased with diseases such as mono, viral
>> infections, must viral upper respiratory infections, mumps, rebella,
>> rubeola, hepatitis and some bacterial infections such as tuberculosis,
>> In our situation, knowing that adhesions can be causing inflammation, I
>> have to wonder if the lymp count is elevated in response to that. I see
>> another potentially great research question/project.