A 41-year-old female asked:
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my ige is 159 k/units l is this normal ? i constantly have runny nose , tight chest & feel bloated after food ?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Total IgE: Normal value of total ige varies between methods of measurement and age. Each lab will give you a normal value range. In general for adult, it should be less than 100 ku/l so your value of 159 ku/l is slightly elevated. Together with your symptoms, it is likely that you have allergic rhinitis and asthma. Bloating after eating can be due to several reasons beside food allergy.
Answered on Aug 21, 2019

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