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Hi everyone,
Got my blood test back even thought some of them were negative some were not like my EO% which should be 0.8-6.0% I am 14.7% all the doctor said is we will test you in 6 more weeks. I have an appointment with a specialist on March 5, 2009 my cancer specialist I saw recommended me to see. I do not understand my doctor now not recommending doing something for this.
What could this mean? I have looked it up it could mean a lupus flare but all my other test were negative even though my cancer said that is the nature of lupus.
My ESR was only up by one point so that is not much. Thought I would see what you all thought.
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Hi Marsha,

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Raised Eosonophils are usually associated with that and not really relevant to Lupus. In fact low counts of Eosonophils are usually associated with acute inflammation.

http://www.uklupus.co.uk/differ.html

Hope this helps,

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Marsha,
Some of us, myself included, have found that ESR does not perform at all as we would expect. For many of us , we have had times when we feel terrible and the ESR is normal or the other way, have felt alright and it has been surprisingly high. Please don't stress out about it, so long as you have a good Rheumy, experienced in Lupus the blood tests will be only part of the picture.
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Marsha,


The question you ask is a good one. It angers me when docs or their representatives tell you the lab results but then do not bother explaining them. Instead they tell you the infamous phrase that we have all heard at one time or another....."Don't worry about it". Well, that is like putting a bag full of candy in front of a child and saying, "Don't eat that".

Anyway, there is a vast amount of information relating to eosinophils that is available if you want to take the time and search it on-line, however, your eyes might fall out because there really is that much!:lol: Eosinophils are found thru out your body and not only in blood but in bone marrow, the brain and various other places in your head, your GI tract, as well as various other organs in your body. To say exactly what is going on or not going on, you truly need all the other numbers such as your rbc, wbc, etc.

My best advice to give you would be to trust the doc on this one. If he felt that something was amiss, he would have possibly explained it, had you repeat the blood work, or even could have you coming back sooner to repeat the lab work. One thing that I would advise you purchase is a lab test result book. In the book, it lists every lab test known as well as what could be going on if the labs are high or low. You could go to any major bookstore or even a college campus that has a nursing department. This way the next time you have lab work done, you would have a better understanding of what is going on. I feel a person that has an ongoing illness should be able to have all the information that you can get in order to ask further questions and know what is going on with their healthcare.

Good luck and keep us posted,
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Hi Nancy,
Thank you so much for your reply I will get that book. I did look it up it is a sign of lupus so I found the answer and I do not know if I trust my doctor on this since she thinks you can find out if you have lupus from one blood test. Which we know that is not true when I told my cancer blood doctor she said no you can not think one blood test would tell you she has sent me to a specialist.
I am going to pick up that book today.
Thank you again Nancy.
 
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