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I have now a relative lymphocysis of a percentage of 48%, an I am 3 weeks pregnant. I want to know what the reasons might be, and how to role out each one to point the exact cause for this condition. In addition what are the possible soulutions to this condition.

Thank you in advance.


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replied February 14th, 2010
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be concerned by the relative lymphocytosis in pregnancy.
Pregnancy results in a leukocytosis, primarily due to an increase in neutrophils with a slight increase in lymphocytes. In many lab tests there are many different lab kits / counter machines being used. That is why your results should always be interpreted within the context of the normal range specified in the test results.
Relative lymphocytosis occurs when there is an increased percentage of circulating lymphocytes, but the absolute number does not exceed 4,000/mm3.
Relative, rather than absolute, leukocytosis occurs in a number of clinical situations, such as infancy, viral infections, connective tissue diseases, thyrotoxicosis and Addison's disease. Splenomegaly causes relative lymphocytosis as a result of splenic sequestration of granulocytes.
What you have is very mild relative lymphocytosis. I wouldn't worry about it. But you can still consult your physician if there is anything significant.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.



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