In your last paragraph you said: "In our situation, knowing that adhesions can be causing inflammation, I have to wonder if the lymp count is elevated in response to that."
I am not a medical professional but I am inclined to believe your theory; because my ESR (Blood Sedimentation Rate)seems to stay consistently in the mid-80's. A normal ESR is someplace in the 20's or low 30's. Is that correct, Tina?
NEVER has there been any concern shown by a physician in regard to that reading. Since physicians have never shown concern about my elevated ESR, why do they even order that test at all?
At Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Tina Shelby wrote:
Sorry to have taken so long to write back. I've been away from my computer so I am trying to get caught up. I wanted to discuss the purpose of lymphocytes in our bodies and what can cause them to be elevated.
Lymphocytes are part of the white blood cell type. They travel to areas of inflammation and will be increased with diseases such as mono, viral infections, must viral upper respiratory infections, mumps, rebella, rubeola, hepatitis and some bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, and syphilis.
In our situation, knowing that adhesions can be causing inflammation, I have to wonder if the lymp count is elevated in response to that. I see another potentially great research question/project.