IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present

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IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present

by Coach_Roy on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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I just got blood work done for circulation problems with my legs and feet and it came back with this abnormal protein in my blood called IgG Kappa Monoclonal.  Should I be worried? This term or protein seems to present itself in relation to Multiple Myeloma.  I just had a hip problem and they gave me Mobic.  Could this be a side effect of it or a steroidal injection? I had that too for the hip problem.  Should I be worried?

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present

by K_C_1 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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Good Morning Roy;

I just got blood work done for circulation problems with my legs and feet and it came back with this abnormal protein in my blood called IgG Kappa Monoclonal.  Should I be worried?

'Normal' people have no protein present in their blood. I would suggest you contact an Onc/Dr. for some additional blood work. And request a copy of the results.

IgG, IgM, IgA and M-spike (SPEP)  are important markers you should pay close attention to.

As far as worrying, take the advice of a poster here who once said: "Don't borrow tomorrow's problems." Get the additional blood work done.

Take care;

Kevin

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present

by Anna9563 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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From Anna,

Hi Coach Roy, Welcome to the group.  Protein in Dad's blood and urine told them he had MM. 

Your friend,

Anna

On 2/28/2009 Coach Roy wrote:

I just got blood work done for circulation problems with my legs and feet and it came back with this abnormal protein in my blood called IgG Kappa Monoclonal.  Should I be worried? This term or protein seems to present itself in relation to Multiple Myeloma.  I just had a hip problem and they gave me Mobic.  Could this be a side effect of it or a steroidal injection? I had that too for the hip problem.  Should I be worried?

 

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present

by Mariee on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi Roy,

Don't start worring just yet, but follow up on those results.  Too many people miss a diagnosis because their Dr.s don't follow up, They end up with very painful bone and back problems years later,  sometimes it takes many tests to confirm or rule out MM.  There are other conditions you could have.  I have Smoldering Multiple Myeloma with no symptems, no pain, no bone problems.  I could continue for many years with no problems.  It is better to know than live in ignorance with MM. 

Keep us posted and GOOD LUCK

Mariee. 

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present

by OkieDragon on Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:00 AM

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Coach,

I agree with the posters above that say that spending time worrying won't help but instead getting the complete picture is the way to go.  The way I look at is worrying won't change it one way or the other if you have it or not.  However, knowing the total picture will help you get ready to deal with it one way or another.  By the way what do you coach?  I coach my daughters softball team (16 and under).  We're getting ready for the upcoming spring season right now.  

Carlos

Okiedragon

RE: MGUS Diagnosis

by Coach_Roy on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 2/28/2009 Mariee wrote:

Hi Roy,

Don't start worring just yet, but follow up on those results.  Too many people miss a diagnosis because their Dr.s don't follow up, They end up with very painful bone and back problems years later,  sometimes it takes many tests to confirm or rule out MM.  There are other conditions you could have.  I have Smoldering Multiple Myeloma with no symptems, no pain, no bone problems.  I could continue for many years with no problems.  It is better to know than live in ignorance with MM. 

Keep us posted and GOOD LUCK

Mariee. 


It has taken a while since my last post but now I have an official diagnosis of MGUS or Smoldering MM.  I will be followed every 3 months with blood and 24 hour urine collection forever and I see the Oncologist every 6 months.  All my blood tests are within normal limits except for the M protein presence.  What are signs of the advancement of disease between blood tests?

RE: Test Results are in!

by Coach_Roy on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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Ok, all my tests are done, xrays from head to foot, more blood taken than every before, 24 hour urine tests, bone marrow biopsy, bottom line diagnosis is MGUS, nothing more at this time.  Have to follow up every 3 months with blood tests and urine collection.  What are the symptons of progression of the disease from here?

Coach

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present & Memory problems

by Coach_Roy on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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Recently I have started to have some memory lapses at work and I am wondering if this M Protein deal has any relation to it?  Does anyone know of any research on this subject?  I look at what I did and wonder, "what was  I thinking when I did that?"  Let me know or lead to some site.

Thanks,

Roy

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present & Memory problems

by evren on Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:06 AM

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Roy,

Have you seen a Environmental Medicine MD? I had the same problem's for four years. After visiting Environmental Health & Allergy Center I feel great no more problems. It was a Magnesium Deficiency. I received ten week's of Magnesium IV. Please try it can change your life. 

RE: IgG Kappa Monoclonal Band Present & Memory problems

by stevem57 on Sat Mar 13, 2010 02:14 AM

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Welcome Roy,

I'm IGG Kappa MGUS myself, found out a year and a half ago. Doctors will tell you there are no side effects of MGUS but many posters here will disagree. Many of us have different health issues that we believe are linked to MGUS. All we can do is deal with things as they come. Welcome again, you're among friends and birds of a feather here.

Be well -

Steve

 

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