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what do elevated eosinophils in the blood mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
May be a warning: An absolute eosinophil count above 500, especially in the morning, deserves some attention. Despite "pop" wisdom, it's seldom a warning about allergy, and if your allergies are acting up, you'd know anyway. Anything from worms to hodgkin's to the eosinophil family of diseases to nothing-at-all can do this. Again, the history & physical exam is your key. Best wishes.

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A 60-year-old female asked:

My eosinophils (a) blood level tests said 0.5 high. I see my doctor next week but until then what does this mean please?

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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have high MPV and eosinophils, and also low neutrophils and sedimentation of blood. Should I need to worry? Thank you so much

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know the actual values. In any case, if you do not have symptoms, do not worry about the lab results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
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A 81-year-old male asked about a 81-year-old male:

Dad, 81,Periph. bld smear-Normocytic normochromic blood pic with occasional normocytic hypochromic cells. Monocytes 9.3 & eosinophils 5.7. Serious?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, what you described is not serious. Wish you and your dad good health!

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