A member asked:

What does it mean if i have high immunoglobulin m qn serum?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Romeo Mandanas answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

An elevation of immunoglobulin m (igm) in the serum esp. If monoclonal (of one kind) raises the possibility of waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - a malignancy affecting lymphocytes or plasma cells that produce this abnormal IgM protein causing symptoms of hyperviscosity - confusion, shortness of breath, stroke, kidney damage etc.

Answered Mar 14, 2018



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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped if you provided the actual value. If you do not have enlargement of lymph glands, I would watch and wait.

Answered Feb 1, 2019



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