What is monoclonal gammopathy about?

MonoclonalGammopathy. Is paraproteinemia associated with multiple myeloma. The most important fact that it is not cancer.
Please read below. According to mayo clinic.Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus) is a common precancerous condition affecting people 50 years of age and older. It was first described by mayo clinic researchers in 1978 and is characterized by the presence of an abnormal protein in the blood called a (monoclonal) protein. Has(1 percent each year) of progressing to a blood cancer muliple myloma.

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What is monoclonal gammopathy?

A tumor type. There are various grades of monoclonal gammopathy. The three types, in increasing order of malignancy are monoclonal gammapathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), smoldering myeloma and the last one, which is a cancer, multiple myeloma. Read more...

Can I treat a possible monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance at home?

Nope. You don't treat an mgus, it is a condition that can ultimately lead to multiple myeloma (risk is about 1% per year) but as of itself does not need therapy (assuming it was correctly diagnosed). You need to have labs checked at least 1 or 2 times a year so you should follow up with your doc indefinitely. Read more...

What are possible causes of highly elevated ImM levels with low ImG levels with no monoclonal gammopathy present?

May not be a problem. This may depend on your genetic background and not be a medical problem. We would need an explanation of your problems, blurred vision, night sweats. Why are you on opiates. Read more...
Get a consult. A specialist immunologist may be able to address this. I'm concerned right away about a variant of relatively mild immunodeficiency in which there's difficulty switching from IgM to IgG. Rather than trouble you with the details, let me simply suggest that this belongs in the hands of a subspecialist. Best wishes. Read more...
Several. Our immune B cells produce IgM fist, then switch to IgG or others by a class-switch process. The defective B cell class-switch can result in high IgM, and low IgG. This could be genetically (hyper IgM syndrome) or viral infection or drugs, or lymphoma, etc. . Read more...