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Question by  dbilinski313 (113)

What could explain why my total WBC and lymphocytes are dropping?

I am HIV negative.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

With the total WBCs and the lymphocytes dropping, it sounds like an immune system disorder of some kind. You don't mention any symptoms you may be experiencing, but it could be caused by a severe infection, hepatitis, TB, etc. Also, you don't mention your age range, but WBC counts will decrease with age normally.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Another virus could be affecting your WBC and lymphocyte count. Systemic autoimmune related illnesses like SLE can also cause this finding.


Answer by  lady1 (69)

You may have some type of infection or bacteria in your blood stream. Your WBC's and lymphocytes usually attack foreign invaders in your body (mainly infections). I would recommend going in to see your doctor and have a complete blood work up to try to figure out exactly whats going on.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

This could be a symptom of leukemia or another blood disorder. Your white blood cell count should be checked in a month to see if there is a trend.


Answer by  glow (120)

Low or dropping white blood count & lymphocytes can be indicative of an auto-immune disease. Typically, a test result of low WBC will prompt a physician to complete a more in-depth workup to determine the cause.


Answer by  daintysabrina (148)

There is a possiblity that you are HIV positive even after receiving a negative test result. I would recommend being tested repeatedly every year incase the HIV hasn't completely activated in your system.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Common reasons that would lower both of these would be infectious disease, autoimmune disease, radiation therapy, blood cancer, blood diseases such as aplastic anemia, and congenital disorders. The body may not be able to produce enough, produces enough but they are being destroyed, or they are getting stuck in the spleen or lymph nodes.

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