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What causes mild monocytopenia?

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Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016
Question: Have mild monopenia (low monocytes) for a year, recurrent viral and bacterial infections (CDiff, shingles, fever blisters, swollen glands under jaw,) and have a lot of little tiny red spots over my upper arms. They look like broken blood vessels under the skin but very tiny. Have had sporadic gallbladder symptoms and ach under right side ribs and digestive issues with it, although those have subsided over the last week, but get easily tired. Was wondering what this indicates? What to do next?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Monocytopenia leads to low immunity

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone carefully through the details and have also checked the attached report. Although usually monocyte count is not considered very important, this cell type has an important role to play in immunity. It seems that this lacuna is directly related to your getting recurrent infections. There is not much to be done about it. But taking plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables (rainbow color - throughout the range) should help since they contain plenty of antioxidants and should help.

About the spots, I would insist you to take an image and to upload the same. Based on the inputs surely I will guide you further.

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What causes mild monocytopenia?

Brief Answer: Monocytopenia leads to low immunity Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through the details and have also checked the attached report. Although usually monocyte count is not considered very important, this cell type has an important role to play in immunity. It seems that this lacuna is directly related to your getting recurrent infections. There is not much to be done about it. But taking plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables (rainbow color - throughout the range) should help since they contain plenty of antioxidants and should help. About the spots, I would insist you to take an image and to upload the same. Based on the inputs surely I will guide you further. Regards