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Had health check up. Reports says to have eosinophilia. What does that mean? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I had recently got an executive health check done
Doctor:Ok good.
User:in my report it says I have mild eosinophilia
Doctor:Please type your query
User:what does this mean
User:is it something to be concened about
Doctor:I wish to know the complete WBC count
Doctor:along with the percentage of eosinophils
Doctor:before I give you a concrete opinion
Doctor:have you got the report with you?
User:5700- Total WBC
User:yes I have report
User:10% eosinophils
Doctor:Ok you have a high percentage of eosinophils
User:What does that mean
Doctor:Eosinophils are the type of white blood cells that increase when there is allergic reaction
Doctor:or when you are genetically sensitive to allergies
Doctor:They also raise when there is parasitic infeciont
User:so is it something to be concerned abou?
User:what is parasitc infecoint?
Doctor:Since the WBC is within normal limits I would not be concerned or warn you for anything
Doctor:But if you have any wheezing or frequent cough when exposed to MINOR cold or dust
Doctor:then it is the time you should know that the test is correct
Doctor:Most labs test in different ways
User:My packed cell volume and MCV is below the normal rage
Doctor:MCV below normal generally means a iron deficiency or more blood loss during menstruals
Doctor:for females
Doctor:Since PCV is also low it is most likely an Iron deficiency
Doctor:What is the value?
User:Packed cell is 36.2
User:MCV 79.6
Doctor:They are not too low to be worried
Doctor:However concentrate on diet
Doctor:Jaggery, Legumes
Doctor:that means Iron XXXXXXX diet
User:it also says that urine has pus cell
User:20-22 hpf
User:is this because i have less water?
Doctor:20 to 22 per high power field may indicate infection
Doctor:Do you have burning during urination?
User:no, not till now
User:i have also increased water intake
Doctor:Are you married? If so do you have pain during intercourse?
User:not married
Doctor:Ok just take cranberry juice and increase water intake
Doctor:a poor sample collection can result in such a mis result
Doctor:If you do not have any symptoms the tests would not signify much
User:One more question i have i that in 2010 I had Pulmonary TB. I was comlplete okay by 2011. My chest x XXXXXXX is completely clear in this times Xray
User:however this eosinophilia should not be a cause of concern
Doctor:Ok good. Keep these Xray safe for further reference in future
Doctor:Eosinophilia may trigger some infections
User:And what is erythrocytes sedimentation rate
User:my after 1 hour is 20 mm
Doctor:It is very non specific test done as a part of package and has least importance when you are healthy
Doctor:20mm is ok
User:Ok, thanks doctor
Doctor:Did you understand our conversation?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no thank you
Doctor:Thank you for visiting us today.
Doctor:Bye for now
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