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Doctor insights on: Polyclonal Hypergammaglobulinemia

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What can ido if bloodwork shows marked polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia?? I don't have apt with liver specialist until june...

What can ido if bloodwork shows marked polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia?? I don't have apt with liver specialist until june...

Best thing to do is-: Nothing until you have a diagnosis. Polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia is non specific and simply indicates the immune system is activated. This is normal with many infectious and inflammatory diseases. It does not need to be treated per se and bears little relationship to the severity of the underlying disease. It will resolve when the underlying disease resolves. ...Read more

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Recent bloodwork for IG. My IgG is elevated to1950 on 1650 scale, total protein normal range. Mild hypergammaglobulinemia polyclonal?

Recent bloodwork for IG. My IgG is elevated to1950 on 1650 scale, total protein normal range. Mild hypergammaglobulinemia polyclonal?

Stop worrying: You may be getting over a mild infection. Polyclonal elevations of IgG are common and never worth worrying about. If you have some other illness, this is a tip in diagnosing and following you. Otherwise, relax and keep an eye on how you actually feel. ...Read more

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Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about immunity and I am having a difficult time with finding information on hypergammaglobulinemia. So my question is what is it?

Can you tell me about immunity and I am having a difficult time with finding information on hypergammaglobulinemia. So my question is what is it?

Hypergammaglobulinem: This may reflect a chronic infection or overproduction of gammaglobulin which may have no immune function and may be harmful. You need to consult an allergist/immunologist if the level is consistently higher than the upper limit (perhaps by 20%). ...Read more

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RA factor, ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. What's the diagnosis?

RA factor, ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. What's the diagnosis?

Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does polyclonal n biclonal bands mean?

Multiple and 2: Polyclonal means there are at least several. Biclonal means there are two. ...Read more

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How does HIV cause polyclonal cell activation?

How does HIV cause polyclonal cell activation?

B-cells: The ways in which HIV and hiv-infected immune cells cause overgrowth of uninfected b-cells, making them divide (polyclonal) and overfunction (polyclonal gammopathy, b-cell quasi-lymphomas) are coming to be known and are hugely complex. Best recent review http://www. Nature. Com/nri/journal/v9/n4/execsumm/nri2524.Html. ...Read more

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Can m spike in immunofixation be polyclonal also?

Can m spike in immunofixation be polyclonal also?

No: M spikes are monoclonal. The gamma region in polyclonal gammopathies is broad and consist of more than 1 gammaglobulin. ...Read more

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What is mild polyclonal gammopathy that's what the dr said I have but I haven't seen him yet?

What is mild polyclonal gammopathy that's what the dr said I have but I haven't seen him yet?

Means little alone: You have more antibodies on board than most people. Maybe you're just getting over an illness, or it's your celiac disease, or it's just you. This is meaningful only as part of a workup for other illness. ...Read more

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What does polyclonal increase in gamma globulin levels mean?

What does polyclonal increase in gamma globulin levels mean?

Great: Polyclonal is good it means yo are eating very well -protein should however check your cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the differences between monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies?

What are the differences between monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies?

Antibody clonality: Each antibody molecule recognizes a specific target. A collection of identical antibodies that all recognize the exact same target is monoclonal. A collection of antibodies that each recognize different targets is polyclonal. For example, if you have a polyclonal antibody against bacteria, all the antibodies attach to the bacteria but at different locations on it. ...Read more

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I have for 3 years high rcp and esr and polyclonal gammopathy. Why? Should I investigate with my family Dr?

I have for 3 years high rcp and esr and polyclonal gammopathy. Why? Should I investigate with my family Dr?

Yes: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, All of the test results suggest chronic inflammation and it should be investigated. ...Read more

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Causes if a polyclonal gammopayhy with elevated kappa and lambda free light chains? Seems to be of the IGG type slightly elevated count.

Causes if a polyclonal gammopayhy with elevated kappa and lambda free light chains? Seems to be of the IGG type slightly elevated count.

Polyclonal IgG: It can be caused by numerous inflammatory, infectious, and malignant causes, for example; TB, Rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis of the liver, lymphoma, and MS. A more extensive list, click on Table 3 link inside article below.

http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2005/0101/p105.html

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC356447/

Mild elevation could simply be a mild cold with a rhinovirus. No worries. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can I smoke??

Can I smoke??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that I can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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What can I ask?

What can I ask?

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Is sex healthy?

Is sex healthy?

Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.

But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more