Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi doc, few days ago i have done a blood test. It say red cells show poikilocytosis, a mild neutropenia and occasional atypical lymphocyte seen. I also feel tired and sleepy ( sleep few hours only). And my neutrophils is 1.7 is it consider low? Would you mind explain to me all of this?
Hello and thank you for addressing your concern.
For your information;
Poikilocytosis refers to an increase in abnormal red blood cells of any shape that makes up to 10% or more of the total population . Poikilocytes can be flat, elongated, teardrop-shaped, crescent-shaped, sickle-shaped, or can have pointy or thorn-like projections, or may have other abnormal feature.
Neutropenia occurs when you have too few neutrophils, a type of white blood cells . While all white blood cells help your body fight infections, neutrophils are important for fighting certain infections, especially those caused by bacteria.
Atypical lymphocytes have been observed in the peripheral blood of patients in a large number of clinical situations, including immune reactions to transplantation and immunization, collagen diseases and other autoimmune disorders, malignant disease, drug reactions, and infectious mononucleosis.
It is best to show your full blood results to your doctor for further assesment. You can contact our doctors by clicking the link below.
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