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A 53-year-old member asked:

What can cause my total protein levels to be high?

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Dr. Bryant Tran
Family Medicine 6 years experience
Multiple causes: total protein measures proteins such as albumin and globulin. Depending on if you have any symptoms or risk factors, additional workup may be needed. It may be elevated due to dehydration, or due to chronic inflammatory processes, certain cancers, or pregnancy. It can also just be a benign finding. Discuss with your PCP, who would be more familiar with your history and risk factors

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why are my total protein and globulin levels high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: It is likely that your gamma globulins are increased causing increase in total proteins. There are many causes of elevated gamma globulins such as, inflammation, liver disease, especially cirrhosis, bone marrow diseases and autoimmune disorders, chronic infections including AIDS, See this site for more info and consult your doctor. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003544.htm

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