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Slightly Elevated Protein In Blood
Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?
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
Can stress and/or dehydration cause elevated total blood protein? Total blood protein was 8.3 (normal range 6.3 - 8.2)
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 ANA blood test has come back positive 3 times and C-Reactive Protein test is elevated. What does this mean?
Ana: Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done. ...Read more
My blood test showed "slightly elevated" BUN (25mg). However, I eat a high protein diet and my Dr did not tell me to fast or avoid eating protein before the test. Are these results valid?
Healthy young female. Two blood tests (normal check-up). Liver test showed elevated total protein and globulin. Other parameters absolutely normal. Why?
My globulin levels are elevated to a 4.2. All other things tested on my blood test were all normal. Can a high protein diet or stress cause it?
How do you feel?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you feel okay, I would not give this another thought. ...Read more
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
How long can I live having polycystic kidney disease knowing that my GFR is normal but my microalbuminurea in Blood is elevated!!! can I eat proteins?
Polycystic kidney: Only 50 percent of persons with polycystic kidney disease progress to kidney failure. Diet is hugely important. Eat only 30 grams of animal protein per day. Make 90% of your diet fruit and vegetables and grain. Avoid saturated fat and cholesterol. Control blood pressure to 125/75-80. Don't smoke. Keep weigh ideal. ...Read more
I had blood work done on day three of having the flu. Liver enzyme function and c reactive protein came back elevated. Could this be the cause?
Could be: Please discuss with your doctor to see if the tests should be repeated once you have recovered from the infection. ...Read more
My Neurologist ordered blood testing done. He found my Vitamin D was low and also found that my IGG Protein was elevated. It was 1950 on a 1750 scale.
Unclear question: 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, if you do enough tests, some will come back with abnormal results, even though you have no disease. You IgG may be just high normal. For vitamin D, take 4000 units of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more
Many possibilities: An elevated WBC is typically seen when you have an infection. It is not directly related to having diabetes, but diabetics are more prone to getting infections, such as urinary infections. High protein in the urine can be from a urine infection, but can also be a sign of diabetes affecting the kidneys and causing leakage of protein. This would need treatment. You should see your doctor about. ...Read more
Brother in law has pain/weakness in both legs. Had blood tests, mris, cat scans, ultra sounds. Using walker to get around. Elevated protein/glucose?
Back, flank & abdo pain for 5 months. Persistent bloating. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. Clear for uti. Weight gain. What could be wrong?
Back, flank & abdo pain for 5-6 months. Persistent bloating. Sudden weight gain. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. No uti. What could be wrong?
See answer: Not knowing details of your medical hx, Fludrocortisone is a steroid and weight gain one of its common potential side effects. Most common cause of elevated phosphorus levels is kidney disease. Your abnormal urinalysis could be related to some kidney disease as well or other underlying abnormality of urinary tract. If kidney function normal, ct scan imaging may be indicated. Discuss with your md. ...Read more
My dad has a compression fracture. Mri showed possable multiple myeloma. Elivated protein in blood. Should we be worried? He is 70
Need to see hem/onc: He should see a hematologist-oncologist for further eval and treatment for possible multiple myeloma. If it is confirmed that he has multiple myeloma- treatment would be absolutely recommended. Nowadays, there are many novel biologic agents that we use to treat multiple myeloma with a very impressive result. He would also need zometa -and perhaps radiation or surgery for his compression fracture. ...Read more
Went to ER vomiting. Urine showed some mucus, trace of ketones and trace of protein. Blood work showed slight elevated WBC. ER Doc says no infection?
Lab tests: The lab testing you are referring to all are nonspecific and have to be interpreted on a case to case basis. Trace protein, ketones and slightly elevated WBC are no cause for concern. Episodic vomiting is commonly caused by viral infections or food poisoning, both of which will resolve on their own. ...Read more
Find cause: This may be as simple as a protein-poor diet (some of the fad / "green" diets can do this), or reflect low Albumin from liver disease, kidney protein wasting (nephrotic syndrome), myeloma, inflammatory bowel syndrome, or any of a host of illnesses. And some folks just genetically make little albumin. Good luck; a lab value means nothing out of context. ...Read more
If I understand the: Question, having galactorhea indicate high prolactin level? The answer is yes. Prolactin is responsible for lactation in breast feeding women. If there is galactorhea in non lactating women or men, it indicate the prolactin level is higher than normal due to some reason. In psychiatric practice, we see lots of people having it due to antipsychotic medication mainly Risperidone ...Read more
Probably nothing: In 1930 hh donally reported an eloquent experiment in lactating women demonstrating that in virtually all normal persons undigested protein enters the bloodstream and can be detected in the skin. Foreign food proteins are commonly found in breast milk. Just because digestion is not completed in the gut does not mean that the gut is leaky or that these foreign proteins invariably cause disease. ...Read more
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