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#1 barefut

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:17 AM

What are Neutophils? Mine were high at 80.3 What does that mean?

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:25 AM

Hi Barefut,

As I understand it, high neutrophils can be caused by many things. Too much stress or exercise, smoking, being overweight, taking prednisone, an infection, etc.

Low neutrophils, on the other hand, can be caused by autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, or even simple things such as vitamin deficiences.

You'd have to ask your doctor, of course, as to what it means (if anything) in light of your overall health and other bloodwork.
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#3 barefut

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:29 AM

Thanks Shelley,

I looked it up online and found "neutRophils as well as neutOphils.

My lab report says neutOphils. Is there a difference or is it a typo?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:26 AM

Hi Barefut ,

If you Google 'high neutrophil blood count' you will end up with lots of reading for tonight!!! Don't over do it, though!!! What was the sed rate?

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:18 AM

Hi Barefut,

To my knowledge they are the same, and you hardly see anyone use the term"neutophil" but mainly neutrophil, which is a white blood cell. They indicate acute inflammation.

Hope this helps,
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