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What causes diarrhea along with high eosinophil count?

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: What should I do about this lab result? My dr. ordered a CBC done because I have diarrhea. Everything was normal except ABSOLUTE EOSINOPHILS. the normal range is 15 -500. My result was 1513. (three times high range)
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Your high eosinophil count is due to asthma, hay fever & allergy

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Your diarrhea has no relation with your high eosinophil count.
As you said you have medical history of asthma, hay fever and allergy so high eosiophil count is very common due to this condition. Your stool test is negative so chance of parasitic infestation is very less. You should take antihistaminics like chlorpheneremine malate or DEC for high eosinophil count. Steroid can be used but as last resort.

For your diarrhea you need to consult your gastroenterologist and investigate accordingly. Don't worry much about eosinophil count. Just be relaxed.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer you.
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (23 hours later)
Dear Dr. Sanghvi,

Thank you for your response. It really set my mind at ease about the eosinophils.

Here's one other thing that's been on my mind and about my persistent diarrhea since Feb. I think the Humira I take for arthritis must of set my allergies into hyperdrive or maybe I have colon cancer. (I see the GI dr. next month). My stool sample showed negative, e.g. no blood etc. If it was cancer would there have been blood in the stool specimen?

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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Blood in stool is common in colon cancer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Blood in stool is very common in colon cancer. But its not necessary that always there is blood in stool in case of colon cancer.

However from your symptoms chances of colon cancer is very rare.

Still you should go for ultrasound abdomen to rule out colon cancer if you have any doubts.

For your diarrhoea you should consult your gastroenterologist and investigate accordingly.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes diarrhea along with high eosinophil count?

Brief Answer: Your high eosinophil count is due to asthma, hay fever & allergy Detailed Answer: Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your diarrhea has no relation with your high eosinophil count. As you said you have medical history of asthma, hay fever and allergy so high eosiophil count is very common due to this condition. Your stool test is negative so chance of parasitic infestation is very less. You should take antihistaminics like chlorpheneremine malate or DEC for high eosinophil count. Steroid can be used but as last resort. For your diarrhea you need to consult your gastroenterologist and investigate accordingly. Don't worry much about eosinophil count. Just be relaxed. Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer you. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.