Doctor insights on:
How Serious Is Low Igm
Severe iron deficient anemia 12 yrs.mvp.new diagnosis of hepc.headaches.swollen spre tounge.require IV iron q 4mo. 417 IgM 8.2hgb 25hct iron low of 12. progn?
Probably excellent: If society is wise enough to provide the new hepatitis C treatment to everyone at a reasonable cost, getting rid of hepatitis C will probably benefit you greatly. You need to find out why you are iron deficient -- a workup by a competent physician is in order, checking for malabsorption, ulcer, hookworm, tumor, more. Once done this will help greatly. ...Read more
Low IgM: Low IgM levels in and of themselves are not common, but can occur. If they occur with low IgG levels or with other clinical symptoms the diagnosis can be different. Isolated low IgM can be caused by a variety of factors, and often eventually resolves. See an immunologist for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe nothing?: Igm is a type of antibody you make to help fight infections. Slightly low igm by itself may not mean anything (i.e., your nature level). If it is very low, or other antibodies are also low (or not functioning), it may be a sign of immune deficiency that can lead to more infections. If you have ?S, see a clinical immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly. ...Read more
About 10 years ago, my IgM was very, very low. Hasn't been tested since. Can it have come up or will it always be low?
How low was low?: Selective IgM deficiency is a very rare condition, and the mere fact that you are fine means that you have an intact immune system despite the possibility of low IgM. That was a single reading, could have been affected by a disease you had then or a medication you were on, readings differ with age, many normal people have 2SD readings less than normal range.If you're otherwise healthy don't bother ...Read more
Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more
Maybe: Celiac disease has been associated with decreased spleen function, an important organ in the immune system. And decreased IGM producing cells have been noted in celiac patients with low spleen function. I don't think anyone has come up with a mechanism yet so it is only an association at this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My IgM level went from normal to very low. Down to 28. What is going on? I am being followed for biclonal gammopathy. Should I worry
My Igm level has been in the 700 range for over a year. bloodwork is currently 744 and my MCHC levels are low. 31.8. Is there a correlation? Thoughts
High white cell?: Low IgM per se is unlikely to be of major clinical importance but a persistently high WBC requires further evaluation by a hematologist in the absence of an acute or chronic infection. On the other hand, a transiently elevated WBC (no more than a week duration) is likely from an acute infection be it viral or bacterial. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How serious is a low platelet count?
- How serious is a 9 mm kidney stone?
- How serious is a platelet count of 95?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?
- What does it mean to have a low temperature like how low is normal?
- I just took my heart rate and it was 67 how low is too low
- How low is your sugar before you die?
- Talk to an allergist and immunologist online for free