High monocytes, when to be concerned?
13 year old boy -extreme fatigue, bone pain, intermittent stomach pain, loss of appetite - went to general physician. Blood count revealed monocyte count of 16 with low red blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin and slightly high eosinophils. Doctor said to supplement with iron pills. I am concerned about the monocyte count, might it indicate something more than iron deficiency? Thank you.