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What Causes Sudden Elevated Monocyte Count In Blood?

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: Recently I have a had a series of blood test after going to the doctor. For months now I have had sinus issues along with ear tube dysfunction. I also have a gluten and soy allergy as well. My hands and feet have been numb and tingly and i have had severe brain fog with dizziness. My monocyte count on all three test have climbed each time. now it is 1.0. The PA that I saw says blood test look great no need to come back, but I still do not feel well. Is there you can recommend should i see the doctor again
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
different possible causes

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is understandable to be concerned since your symptoms are continuing.

The increase in the monocytes, however , are not likely significant if the total white cell count is normal
Monocytes are a type of white blood cell. The complete blood count would normally list the total white cell count then the different types of white cells- monocyte, neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, basophils

If the total white cell is within normal range then the changes in one of the types, is not likely significant.


Numbness and tingling may be due to different causes such as: (A) diabetes
(B) low levels of vitamin b12 and folate
(c)liver or kidney disease
(D)some hormonal diseases such as thyroid disease
(E)stroke, ms
(f)side effect of medications
(G) infections
(H) trauma to nerves- an x ray of the neck , shoulders and lower back may be needed
If you had blood tests for these conditions (liver, kidney, thyroid,diabetes) then they can be ruled out

Vitamin b12 and folate levels should also be considered.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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What Causes Sudden Elevated Monocyte Count In Blood?

Brief Answer: different possible causes Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic It is understandable to be concerned since your symptoms are continuing. The increase in the monocytes, however , are not likely significant if the total white cell count is normal Monocytes are a type of white blood cell. The complete blood count would normally list the total white cell count then the different types of white cells- monocyte, neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, basophils If the total white cell is within normal range then the changes in one of the types, is not likely significant. Numbness and tingling may be due to different causes such as: (A) diabetes (B) low levels of vitamin b12 and folate (c)liver or kidney disease (D)some hormonal diseases such as thyroid disease (E)stroke, ms (f)side effect of medications (G) infections (H) trauma to nerves- an x ray of the neck , shoulders and lower back may be needed If you had blood tests for these conditions (liver, kidney, thyroid,diabetes) then they can be ruled out Vitamin b12 and folate levels should also be considered. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions