Question about test results from a nervous new patient

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Question about test results from a nervous new patient

by Bulan on Sun Sep 10, 2017 06:13 PM

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I've been doing a lot of tests lately, and now I'm being tested for myeloma. My report says: "Discrete underlying band of IgG, type Kappa, is detected. Further investigation with quantitation of immunoglobulins is suggested." Interestingly, this is the only worrisome result from all the blood work I did last week. My doctor said she has a patient with myeloma who had more abnormal results. I only had a calcium level that was a little lower than normal. The walk-in clinic doctor I saw this morning asked me several times how soon I'll be able to see my family doctor. She also ordered a follow up test for me: Serum protein electrophoresis. I was hoping she'd reassure me, but she can't. Do my results so far sound like I'm in the smouldering stage, or is this an indication of a definite diagnosis?

RE: Question about test results from a nervous new patient

by Bulan on Sun Sep 10, 2017 06:20 PM

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I should add that I have no symptoms, except chronic fatigue that I've had for 15 years. And all of my labs are clean except for slightly *low* calcium (doctor wasn't worried), and the "discreet" IgG, Kappa type.

RE: Question about test results from a nervous new patient

by Majolica on Mon Sep 11, 2017 02:29 PM

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Hello,

   I have not posted in a few years now.  I have had mgus and acquired von willebrand for 12 years this January. I get my blood work done every 6 months.

The only changes in my blood work over the 12 years is that I now have 2 m-spikes and now have immunopareis..low immunglobulins.  Some neuropathy, bone pain from time to time and fatigue.

Don't let any doctors tell you mgus does not have symptoms.  There are many people with symptoms.  My acquired bleeding from the mgus is like being a hemophiliac.

Best thing I did was to eat food without antibiotics and take a good multi vit and wash your hands a lot.

Good luck.

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