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I have had muscle pains in my arms and shoulders for six weeks. After some blood work it showed I have high serum proteins. Are they related?

I have had muscle pains in my arms and shoulders for six weeks. After some blood work it showed I have high serum proteins. Are they related?

Maybe.: Why don't you ask the doc who drew the lab tests? This kind of problem can be very complicated to answer and there is more to your test than just "proteins." which kind? Monoclonal, polyclonal? How high? Other markers of inflammation? Any abnormalities of CBC or renal function? ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

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 had muscle pains in my arms and shoulders for six weeks. After some blood work it showed I have high serum proteins. Are they related?

Maybe.: Why don't you ask the doc who drew the lab tests? This kind of problem can be very complicated to answer and there is more to your test than just "proteins." which kind? Monoclonal, polyclonal? How high? Other markers of inflammation? Any abnormalities of CBC or renal function? ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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My labs came back today and my serum protein is 8.3. Is this normal or should I be worried? I have to go back in a month to get it tested.

My labs came back today and my serum protein is 8.3.  Is this normal or should I be worried?  I have to go back in a month to get it tested.

Elevated protein: The first question i would ask is, what is your albumin? If your serum Albumin is less than 50% of your total protein, you may have a paraproteinemia. Then, you would need to go to a hematologist and have a serum protein electrophoresis (ep) as well as an immunoglobulin ep of your blood. If you have any serious blood condition, these tests will diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can serum cretanine be lowered by reducing proteins,By controlling sugar levels & high BP.Thanks.

Can serum cretanine be lowered by reducing proteins,By controlling sugar levels & high BP.Thanks.

Serum creatinine: It should. It could. All of the mentioned will, in theory, improve kidney function: better BP control, less protein load, better diabetes control ... Best to be under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more

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Will protein too be high if serum cretanine is elevated.

Will protein too be high if serum cretanine is elevated.

High creatinine: We use creatinine as a marker of kidney function and if it is elevated we think maybe that the kidneys are not filtering well. The protein in the serum may be up either because you had a heavy protein meal or the kidneys did not excrete it. ...Read more

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Female: protein total serum is 8.3, and range is 6.1 - 8.1. Globulin is 3.8, and range is 1.9 - 3.7. Should i be worried?

Female: protein total serum is 8.3, and range is 6.1 - 8.1. Globulin is 3.8, and range is 1.9 - 3.7. Should i be worried?

Probably not.: This small variation from normal is probably non-specific and not pathologic. Your doctor may want to repeat those tests in 2-3 months, and if the abnormality is more prominent, get a protein electrophoresis. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more