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Would a high IG (.03 10*9/L) and high Eosinophils (.92 10*9/L) suggest any specific condition or disease?
Yes but: The diagnosis of a disease depends on the symptoms and physical findings. Tests are mostly used to confirm the diagnosis or assess the disease activity. If you do have very high IgG and persistently elevated eos (your are more compatible with allergic rhinitis and asthma) but are otherwise healthy, just monitoring would be sufficient. ...Read more
See below: Sputum is the mucus that you cough up. A culture means that the specimen (in this case sputum) is plated on a plate with growth medium and incubated to test for any bacteria (or fungi). The purpose is to see if an infection is causing an illness. If bacteria grows, it is identified with various reagents and then tested for antibiotic susceptibility for treatment purposes. ...Read more
Possibly allergy: Eosinophils are one type of white blood cell. These cells are created in the bone marrow and released into the blood. These cells can be increased in several settings, such as allergies (to drugs and other things), in response to some infections (especially parasites), and in some inflammatory and neoplastic (potentially malignant) blood disorders. See a doc who knows your clinical setting... ...Read more
Nothing: I would draw no conclusion whatsoever from a random finding of an eosinophil count below the reference range. It's an obsolete marker for hypercortisolism but so insensitive and nonspecific as to be worthless. The ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. ...Read more
See below: Sputum specimens are generally obtained when a patient coughs up a specimen. This sputum is briefly in the mouth which is full of various usual flora bacteria. The sputum specimen usually grows some of these oral flora on culture. When patients are receiving antibiotics or if sputum is obtained directly from the bronchi via transtracheal aspirate or bronchoscopy the sputum can be sterile. ...Read more
We are not able: To suggest an answer to this broad of a question without knowing your full past and current medical history. There are more than 40 things that can cause frothy septum. Make an appointment for an evaluation with a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: The most common cause for eosinophilia is allergy and parasitic infection. Further testing is indicated in the following circumstances: Unexplained eosinophil count (EC) greater than 1500 eosinophils/uL on 2 separate occasions; Persistent EC>500/uL with signs or symptoms of illness;Patients with EC of 500-1500 and who traveled to area where parasites are common. Not in above catagories>just watch ...Read more
Unlikely not infect: Green foul tasting sputum may emanate from many sources, but these will usually be areas of infection or bacterial growth within an obstructed or loculated area. This can be from an esophageal diverticulum, sinusitis, aspiration pneumonia, bronchiectasis, and so on. Likely to be infection, although can also suggest malignancy, . ...Read more
Mucus production: The cause of white frothy sputum with cough is due to mucus production in the lungs, nose, and sinus. This is the way our immune system gets rid of unwanted and harmful agents who enter our respiratory system. This defensive mechanism is conducted by the immune cells lining the airway with specific antibodies to protect; mucus contains products to kill the agents as well as to wash them away. ...Read more
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Why were these tests done? Do you have any symptoms? RDW of 56 does not appear to be a valid result. You should discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
See MD: Sounds like you may have an infection. Please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Pneumonia: To attempt to identify the cause of bacterial pneumonia, especially when combined with a direct stain of the secretions looking for white blood cultures and bacteria on gram's stain. ...Read more
Bronchitis: You most likely have bronchitis. Most cases are viral in nature, though there is always a chance of bacterial infection as well. With symptoms for 2 weeks, I am also concerned that you may have developed pneumonia at this point. If your symptoms are not improving, you should seek medical care. ...Read more
Productive cough: Greetings Peter. Wouldn't it be grand if being a doctor was as easy as you might think! The possible causes for your productive cough are numerous. Allergy, Infection (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral), reflux, Bronchiectasis, neoplastic, exposure related, even ear wax is a possibility. Just to name a few! See your doctor for a more thorough history and physical. ...Read more
Possibly: The clearing up of mucus from the lungs depends on the cause and the patient's underlying lung health. It also depends on how well the antibiotics work on the infection. Green mucus often means an infection with bacteria germs, so let your doctor know. This might be what they expect or they might want to change your antibiotic. Are there other symptoms like fever, cough, weight loss? ...Read more
Extremely unusual: This is unusual as the children hardly ever get such infections. This is usually in children that have been chronically ill or have been in hospital with such illness and asthma or cystic fibrosis. suggestive of respiratory type illness or someone who is immunocompromised. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Post-nasal drip, gastrointestinal reflux, smoking creating brochitis, occupational exposure to pollutants, or living in an area where environmental pollutants are high. If you don't smoke, suggest you see a primary care doctor who may refer you, if necessary, to a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
Very few: Bronchitis and pneumonia are the major causes of "colored sputum". However the color is not adequate indication of what the etiology is and so for some years is not thought helpful unless it is bloody and then cancer, TB and other major diseases need to be ruled out by your physician. ...Read more
No Problem: The eosinophil count rises if there are allergens or parasites in your body. Having a low count does not put you at risk. ...Read more
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That is frightening. It is stuck. Can be very bad.
Discuss inhalers with your doc, especially inhaled steroid.
Good luck and do not procrastinate. ...Read more
MGT: Chronic infections may cause thickened mucus with this co consistency. ...Read more
Abnormal CBC: For. 30 year old, you have quite a low red count, and a very high eosinophil count. There are a number of hematologic as well as infectious disorders that can cause this. A tapeworm is one, but without further history, I cannot be more specific. You need an immediate and thorough work up by an internist or hematologist. ...Read more
I have cough with sputum, I feel better after cough medications but it return again in a short time?
I have coughed up blood and sputum earlier and they subsided. What are the drugs I could start using?
Need diagnosis...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom that always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out. There are other serious disorders that result in hemoptysis so see your doctor asap so the proper diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more
How does cortisol levels and eosinophil measurements relate to exercise and the body being overstrained?
Cortisol: Levels may increase minimally and transiently with exercise and that's a normal response. Eosinophils don't relate to exercise and have rare clinical significance except in uncommon circumstances such as allergy, infection, inflammation. There is no such disorder as the body being "overstrained". Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more