Last year I went to a Doctor for Low Testosterone. Only because I thought I had low testosterone. I told him that I was not feeling on top of my game and that my dad had celiac.
Well he order a complete panel of like everything. The lab bill was like 1500.00 dollars. Covered by insurance thankfully.
Everything turned out fine and I did not have low testosterone.
Except I had an elevated IGA levels. He was perplexed by this and had me see a Hematologist immediately.
I did not know these Doctors usually work at the Cancer centers so when I called I kind of freaked out and started to think I had cancer.
In any rate the Hematologist looked at me after seeing my results and just look at me like I was dumb and why am I not all enjoying my life and why are you acting like all Hypochondriac like. I was kind of offended but I did not say anything.
So far I have had like 5 complete blood work tests done. I did not feel comfortable with this Doctor entirely so I went back to my primary doctor which I have two of them and they both ran complete tests.
All test come back fine except that I have elevated IGA mainly and a little elevated IGM.
I even went to an allergist certified doctor which told me that clinically that elevated IGA means nothing.
My primary doctor says that is what just makes you, you. That these results are based on a bell curve and that sometimes people are outliers. Is this true in my case?
What does elevated IGA mean exactly?
What does elevated IGM mean exactly?
What does “An apparent polyclonal gammopathy: IgA and IgM. Kappa and lambda
typing appear increased.” mean exactly?
What does “The SPE pattern appears essentially unremarkable. Evidence of
monoclonal protein is not apparent.” mean exactly?
Is this anything I should worry about or do I just simply ignore this and move on with my life?
Does this have anything to with allergies or chronic sinusitis possibly? Because I have read up on this and have found that it might be do to that and I do have bad sinuses.
If everything is fine now, can everything stay fine or does this mean I can develop “Multiple Myeloma” or some form of “cancer” in the future based on these results? I mean I know everyone has a chance of getting cancer I am just wondering if I have an increased chance or something based on these results.
I am asking this because it just doesn’t seem like any of my Doctors either are not really concerned by this or just don’t really know what to make of it. I wish they could just tell me exactly what it is and what I should either prepare for or not prepare for.
I have seen the following Doctors:
Two primary doctors
And have also had an ultra sound and a CT scan of my pelvis and stomach because I believe I have IBS instead of Celiac Disease like my Father.
So please let me know what I should do or what I should know.
2014 – March
Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum 710 High mg/dL 91 − 414 01
Endomysial Antibody IgA Negative Negative 01
2014 – April
Beta Globulin 1.4 High g/dL 0.6 − 1.3 01
Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum 721 High mg/dL 91 − 414 01
Immunoglobulin M, Qn, Serum 271 High mg/dL 40 − 230 01
THE SPE PATTERN APPEARS ESSENTIALLY UNREMARKABLE.EVIDENCE OF MONOCLONAL PROTEIN IS NOT APPARENT.
2014 – October
Beta Globulin 1.4 High g/dL 0.6 - 1.3 01
Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum 753 High mg/dL 91 - 414 01
Immunoglobulin M, Qn, Serum 270 High mg/dL 40 - 230 01
P E Interpretation, S 01 The SPE pattern appears essentially unremarkable. Evidence of
monoclonal protein is not apparent.
I have the two from my primary doctor but they just say elevated IGA and they are not worried about it.
All of these blood tests have much more information and tests on them but they are all normal so I didn’t bother putting them up here.
I am just wondering is my Doctors not telling me something because they do not want to get me down or depressed. By telling me that this can turn into something or is it truly something not to worry about?
I have seen many Doctors. Do any of you know of anyone else that I can go to that can truly tell me what these results mean?
Also can you explain to me where I can post these results to where I can get some answers and also do you know anything about these results?
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