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bence jones protein analysis

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Usually, Albumin or a mix of proteins are the stuff in "proteinuria". Bence-jones is immunoglobulin light chains and is much more worrisome. It also o ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No consensus: The serum free light chain assay is newer and is supposed to detect free light chains in serum even before they are detectable in urine. The old proto ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Go to see a hematologist/oncologist to evaluate further on the bence-jones protein.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Terminology: IgM is a normal immunoglobulin that is first antibody in response to an infection. M protein is marker for a plasma cell neoplasm, in some cases a can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek Oncologist to t: She needs to be treated by an Oncologist. Treatment may be carried out with radiotherapy(if there is no other abnormality away from Tibia) or Chemothe ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: This is not a concern. If your physician is not worried, don't give it another thought.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Trace protein: Trace protein in the urine is never worth working up. You have a few more white cells than is normal but this may be vaginal contamination. The red ce ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
48 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: Please provide more info. What is the blood count? Is there any other medical problem. Are menstrual periods normal? What meds are being taken--an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Asap cancer or TB or rarely something else pleuroscopy is indicated, preferably medical pleuroscopy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bensson Samuel
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematuria: RBC in the urine could be either from the kidneys or the bladder(cystitis). Endothelial damage in the kidney can result in both hematuria and proteinu ... Read More

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