What Causes High Metamyelocytes?


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There are several things that can cause high metamyelocytes and not all are necessarily due to a disease.

  • What Metamyelocytes are
Metamyelocytes are a type of cell that is undergoing granulopoiesis which is a hematopoiesis of granulocytes; meaning the cell is regenerating in order to build new bone marrow. It leads to a band cell. They are often characterized by a bent nucleus in the cell with cytoplasmic granules and no visible nucleoli.

You can head to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamyelocyte for pictures and further information about what metamyelocytes are. The definition of what these are helps us to explain what causes high metamyelocytes in your body.

  •   The causes of high metamyelocytes
The body's demand for blood determines why you might have high metamyelocytes. Metamyelocytes are counted in order to tell us how many cells we have. The way they are counted is by how many leave the bone marrow and actually enter the blood stream. There are various reasons why you might have more leave the bone marrow and getting in to the blood. For example you may find that you are regenerating newer cells in your bone marrow in order to replace some that you just donated or because your body feels there is a deficiency in your recent production of bone marrow.

There is a possibility it is due to an infection, disease or even cancer. You will not know what causes the issue unless you have further tests. For most people it is a harmless occurrence though something to watch out for over time. There is only a need to worry if it is high every time it is checked and you have other issues with your body.

  • Seek medical advice
It is best to speak with a doctor if you are concerned about high metamyelocytes. They will be able to give you a better explanation to ease any fears you may have. Also it is advised that you check some medical books.

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