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Child having lump below ear. Has low monocytes, MCV, hematocrit, MCH, MCHC, Hg. Serious?

my child of age 9.5 months has an enlarged below left ear. it is hard and war. Blood test result is below; wbc = 14.8 lymphocyte %= 40 monocyte %=3L neut/gran%=56 H eosinophil%=01 rbc=4.04 mcv=64 L hematocrit= 26 L mch=21 L mchc=33 hg=8.5 L platlet= 585 H sed rate=150 H I am quite worried. Please help me. Is is dangerous. What are the possible remidies for it.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi user
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small swelling below the ear could be palpable lymph node which may be normal in this age group.
Pain and increase in size in lymph node can happen with infection of ear, may be otitis media or otitis externa .
Your child's hemogram is within normal range, your concern low hemoglobin may be due to reference rage give by laboratory. It can be low high monocyte count require work up.
If you find swelling is tender, red and increasing get an opinion from pediatrition.
Hope you find information useful given by me.Take care.
Answered: Sat, 1 Jun 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. see/consult with your healthcare provider regarding the same,because first thing which comes in mind is swollen lymph gland (any recent or previous illness?)
2. good option is to consult your Pediatrician for further management, he might order an imaging study to help evaluate the lesion.
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