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.
MONO cytes high, indicative of an infection, may be chronic, might indicate mono as well. Or also can indicate leukemia, <worse case scenario though>. Might also indicate an underlying immune deficiency. Your doctor, can do a titer of antibody testing from his vaccinations. Good luck,