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What does a high level of immunoglobulin m mean?

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Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Several causes: Multiple myeloma, early infections, rheumatoid arthritis and some kinds of kidney disease can cause this. The likely causes can vary with the age of the person. You need to discuss this with your physician.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Waldenstrom's Dz: 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does a high immunoglobulin level mean for you?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also important to know if it is a "high" overall level, or a "high" level of a specific kind of igg, iga, igm, or ige. In general, a high ige means "allergy". High igg/a/m can mean different things depending on their specificity (total or specific).
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your immunoglobulin m is low and your hemoglobin alc is high?

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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
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 out. A high A1c would suggest diabetes. Talk to your primary care doctor.

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