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Itp for 9 yrs. Run 10km 5 days a week 40 minutes of each run is anaerobic. Now ill dedfined faint band IgM kappa found on last blood test is that ok?

Itp for 9 yrs. Run 10km 5 days a week 40 minutes of each run is anaerobic. Now ill dedfined faint band IgM kappa found on last blood test is that ok?

Yes: If you mean elevation of serum protein with a small "monoclonal" elevation of kappa igm, this likely is monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (mgus). Most cases never become clinically significant, but follow-up is needed to make sure it doesn't develop into multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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I had a blood test done, what does it mean? Kappa monoclonal gammopathy. Is this rare? Does this mean cancer? Is this anything to worry about?

I had a blood test done, what does it mean? Kappa monoclonal gammopathy. Is this rare? Does this mean cancer? Is this anything to worry about?

Not necessarily: You don't tell me why the test was done in the first place. Kappa chain is one of 2 light protein chains that are part molecule of an immunoglobulin. In your case, it is half of an igg. Even if you are asymptomatic, you may develop a problem over 20 years. If you have symptoms, you need further evaluation. If there is no specialist where you live, go to the university of washington in seattle. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy blood test showed high immunoglobulin m w/polyclonal gammopathy. Kappa/lambda increase. Possible meaning?

Been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy blood test showed high immunoglobulin m w/polyclonal gammopathy. Kappa/lambda increase. Possible meaning?

PlasmaCellDIsorder: May have plasma cell disorder/multiple myeloma. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cells that produces immunoglobulin (antibodies). Multiple myeloma is a cancerous or excessive proliferation of these plasma cells which may lead to excessive high levels of calcium/bone pain/renal failure/anemia (low blood counts). Need to see hematologist (blood doctor specialist). ...Read more

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Blood test shows I have a tiny IgM kappa monoclonal protein migrating in beta-2, I found ulcer on left breast this am, is this related?

Blood test shows I have a tiny IgM kappa monoclonal protein migrating in beta-2, I found ulcer on left breast this am, is this related?

Ask your doctor: I am an obgyn so I am honestly not too familiar with the reason why they were looking for this protein. I don't think it is related. Are you being treated for breastcancer? There are many reasons why protein can be elevated or why your doc may be looking. Calling to find out what the meaning is is the best advise. The ulcer/lesion on your breast may be and probably is not related at all! ...Read more

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What is a sma7 blood test?

Basic kidney fncns: It is the same as a basic metabolic profile (bmp). It includes serum levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen (bun), creatinine, and glucose. It gives a basic picture of your metabolic and renal health. ...Read more

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Could I refuse a blood test?

Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment. ...Read more

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How to cheat on a blood test?

Cheating: I don't think any honest, licensed physician would agree to answer this question. It's a bad idea. ...Read more

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What does an ipep blood test detect?

Please spell it out: It would help if you could describe the test you have in mind. If your doctor ordered the test, it would be prudent to ask her/him. ...Read more

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High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more

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How often should you have a blood test?

Several times daily: In theory, one can have small amounts of blood taken several times a day as required for good medical care. It is in fact unusual to need such repetitive testing in short intervals. ...Read more

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Why might I need to retake a blood test?

Why might I need to retake a blood test?

Many reasons: Some blood tests require that you do them several times to get an idea of how your body is responding to certain internal or external cues (disease, exercise, medication, etc), and this is done over time. Sometimes a blood test gives an unexpected result, and a repeat test is performed to assure accuracy of the test or require additional studies. ...Read more

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What is a high osmo calc 282 blood test?

What is a high osmo calc 282 blood test?

Unclear question: Laboratories report calculate osmolarity based on electrolyte levels, BUN and Glucose. 282 is a normal level. If your doctor has any concern, s/he can ask for a measured value of osmolarity. In some instances the gap between the calucated and measured values provides additional information. ...Read more

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How to interpret my blood test dc report?

How to interpret my blood test dc report?

Your own doctor: You have an absolute right to a full explanation from your care provider. Nobody here can do more than help with some minor detail. Be assertive and you will get the answers you need from someone who knows you. ...Read more

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Can a blood test be substituted for a tst?

Can a blood test be substituted for a tst?

Sort of: Quantiferon gold or t-spot test may be used in lieu of tuberculin skin test. ...Read more

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Could I have a blood test done for everything?

Could I have a blood test done for everything?

No: Because many illnesses are not diagnosable by bloodwork, and there are a host of genetic illnesses for which the labs are very expensive and are a waste of money if there's no reason to suspect the illness is present. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have to have a blood test?

What to do if I may have to have a blood test?

Follow directions: If you need a test you will be given a lab slip. The doctor or office will send you for a blood test slip. Take it to the lab along with your health insurance and go to the lab. If you get weak when someone takes blood ask them to have you lie down when it is donel ...Read more

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How much pain is to be expected from a blood test?

Not a big issue: You must be kidding, right? You have never had blood drawn? It is not a big issue. ...Read more

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Dr is there any blood test to see what cos axitey?

Not directly: Anxiety is a complex problem. It can be found in isolation as a unique problem, or it may be a result of other issues or made worse by other issues. Some medical problems can worsen anxiety, one example being hyperthyroidism, and this can be tested by blood test. However, discuss your symptoms with your doctor who can put together the whole clinical picture. ...Read more