chrissyrice wrote:What would make my blood EOS% jump from 1.4 to 8.6 in 3 months. Prior to this I was iron def anemic. Onc. just says no big deal.
So is it no big deal?
I once told my doc " if you had this problem I wouldn't worry either...
... BUT I have it, so I am
now what do we do about it ?????? " His reply " Hmmm, well, Ok I see your point."
Is your Onc also a Hematologist (many are) ??? If not then you could ask for a separate consult.
What is the CAUSE of your recent eosinophilia (high eosinophil counts on CBC)? Ask your doc and if he cannot give you a very detailed answer, then you need more follow up. "No big deal" is NOT an answer.
Did your anemia resolve ? with what treatment ? any other blood result changes ... "mast" cells, basophils, neutrophils ????
Fletch is correct : hypersensitivty reactions (allergy, especially in the lungs, skin and GIT) and parasitic infections account for most eosinophilias, but there are also bone marrow changes, medication responses ( 20 % of people have temporary eosinophilia after a radiologic contrast administration.... just FYI !!!! ) and other body hormone changes which will increase eosinophils.
If YOU are concerned, I don't care about your Onc .... then it is 100 % warranted to get enough follow up to give you a proper answer to why you have eosinophilia.