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Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?

Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?

Further evaluation: There are many reasons for elevation of the serum protein. The hematologist is the best person to guide the work-up to determine if you have something like myeloma or other plasma cell dyscrasia or a non-malignant cause of the elevated protein level. ...Read more

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Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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I have history of elevated blood protein(8.3-8.7 since 09). Recently did spep with elevated gamma globulin. Why would pcp refer me to hematologist?

I have history of elevated blood protein(8.3-8.7 since 09). Recently did spep with elevated gamma globulin. Why would pcp refer me to hematologist?

Elevated gamma glob: Do you have an m-spike detected on your serum protein electrophoresis? Do you have an imimmunofixation electrophoresis? If you do have m-spike detected- your pcp refers you to see hematologist to make sure you don't have plasma cell disorder etc. Elevated gamma glob alone without m-spike or abnormal ife- could be caused by inflammation, infection etc. Ask this question to your pcp. ...Read more

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I have elevated blood proteins & IgE (130 of 0-87); arm/leg weakness; excessive thirst; back/rib pain; nausea/vomiting; bacterial infections. Cancer?

I have elevated blood proteins & IgE (130 of 0-87); arm/leg weakness; excessive thirst; back/rib pain; nausea/vomiting; bacterial infections. Cancer?

Hope not!: Your findings are very non-specific so I cannot say you do or don't have cancer. Please talk to your doc about the meaning of all of this and see what else needs to be done. Hope it's nothing serious and wish you a quick recovery. ...Read more

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What does an elevated calcium and protein test mean in a routine physical blood test?

What does an elevated calcium and protein test mean in a routine physical blood test?

Several possibles: These tests need to lead to other tests including a serum electrophoresis and other studies to determine why both are elevated. ...Read more

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Could 175g of protein elevate bun in blood 29 and elevated bun in urine 32?

Could 175g of protein elevate bun in blood 29 and elevated bun in urine 32?

YES: Excessive protein intake results in elevated BUN levels in blood and urine. If you are concerned about your kidney function than limit protein intake for a week and recheck Renal Panel. Thanks ...Read more

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My Neurologist said a protein in my blood was slightly elevated, referring me to a Hemotologist. What could this be indicative of? What will they do?

My Neurologist said a protein in my blood was slightly elevated, referring me to a Hemotologist. What could this be indicative of? What will they do?

Monoclonal?: Possible monoclonal paraproteinemia. This is only a speculation. If this the case further work up may include further blood work, urine studies, bone marrow and/or skeletal survey- X-ray. ...Read more

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Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used for Sjogren can potentially affect liver as well. Best thing to do is to see/talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more