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what does it mean if your globulin is low

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Wide range of normal: Please tell us your lab values and see if they are within the reference range. It is rare in normal people to see low globulin levels.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: It would depend on why the albumin is low. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
IgA Deficiency: Sounds like selective IgA deficiency, if these are the results. Selective IgA deficiency is the most common immunodeficiency in the world and is usual ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and is best done by the doctor who ordered the test as s/he likely knows your health h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If IgM is elevated but IgA & igg are decreased then you have a significant immunodeficiency called hyper IgM syndrome. Other causes of elevated IgM in ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Transaminitis?: Not sure what you mean by the "liver level" but but liver enzymes commonly measured in the blood are called transaminases 9eg. Ast, alt) and when the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Is tsh is low then you have too much thyroid hormone and vise versa. If you have an abnormal thyroid lab, this would need to be addressed by an MD.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rydfors
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually Not Serious: Platelets are made in your bone marrow. A platelet is a blood component and helps your blood to clot. If your platelet count is over 500 000, it is f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred count ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : One cause could be a pituitary tumor. Your dr may want to order an MRI of the brain.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Low proteim: You must increase the intake of protein.Mainly creatine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: They are unrelated. Low IgM is usually not clinically significant (depending on how low of course). Talk to an allergist immunologist to figure this ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
ALT: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) can be elevated with liver problems.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Igm & ige are the first antibodies to rise in the face of infection. As the body refines its immune response IgA & igg antibodies specific for the inf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: Some people have inhertited enzyme defects that casue high bilirubin. Other causes are obstrluction to the flow of bile, excessive destruction of red ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julianna Bojta
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney disease: The phosphorus level can be high in kidney disease, parathyroid disease, usually with abnormal calcium level. It may be high if taking too much supple ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Decreased muscle: Since creatinine is generated by muscle, a decrease in creatinine usually means that muscle mass is decreasing. Other causes include improvement of a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Low iron: Low iron or heavy bleeding can contribute to anemia.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been remo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or o ... Read More

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