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can a high ige level in the blood be an indicator that i have cancer

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Actually just the opposite. There is an inverse association of high blood levels of ige and malignancies. The body seems to benefit from the allergy r ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably not: High ige levels are usually related to allergic disorders and some lung disorders. Cancer is not a common cause of high ige levels.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
Consider allergy: There are five types of antibodies in the blood. The other word for antibody is immunoglobulin, or ig. The five types of antibody are g (keeps you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Donating blood will not lower IgE levels.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But it sounds like high cortisol is spurious
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience Holistic Medicine
Food & supplements: You could get high lycopene from eating a lot of tomatoes, sauce, juice, or taking supplements w//lycopene.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Not a test for hypo: The hba1c test is not designed to assess for conditions causing hypoglycemia exclusively as it may still be normal. The best way to assess for hypogly ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: The question is------are you sick or not?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: Random or fasting blood glucose of 94 is not abnormal. If it was fasting, you need to be careful. High glucose in urine is of concern, even with "norm ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Ketones in blood: I would go to wikipedia for detailed information. Means you are starving usually unless you have diabetes.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Gallstones generally are not related to hypercalcemia though some gallstones are made of calcium. Most gallstones are asymptomatic. Symptoms from ga ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Dangerous: Ketones in the urine is not a good sign in a diabetic.See your doctor soon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Prolactin: High prolactin can be from a number of drugs, especially anti-psychotics, anti-depressants and opioids. A prolactinoma (pituitary tumor) can do this. ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Proteinuria : Yes. It is serious. It is something monitored along with blood pressure for a potentially life threatening pregnancy complication known as pre-eclamps ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Always counted: The count is never the entire story. It is only one out of many clues to a correct diagnosis. Whether the lymphocytes appear normal is also important.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Sometimes: There are many problems associated with elevation in body fat, including the risk for metabolic syndrome for which hypertension is part of the picture ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med.The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuf ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Unclear: Sorry - i don't understand your question. Can you please re-state it?
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How elevated? Do you smoke? Have a respiratory or cardiac disease? See this site of more information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http:// ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Yes: The threshold for glycosuria is blood sugar of around 200 so the blood test is more sensitive for detecting diabetes.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: Yes. Of course. A simple blood test is how HIV infection is diagnosed. Hiv does not cause a change in the white blood cell count early on in infecti ... Read More

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