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What is Polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia and why do a full

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What is Polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia and why do a full skelatal survey


Thanks for your question.

Polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia refers to the excessive abnormal protein production in the body.

This can be due to the infection, inflammation or reactive process like malignancy.

Full skeletal survey is done to rule out any bone lesions from cancer or inflammation.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Would high blood calcium be related? How serious is this condition? What are some of the symptoms that might go along with diagnosis?

Yes, high calcium can be related.

Bone involvement can cause raised calcium which can be seen in conditions like multiple myeloma.

The symptoms can be bone pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue, kidney involvement, shortness of breath from clogging blood vessels with excess proteins.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How quick do these symptoms show up I already have most of them. What is the treatment?

That depends.

Usually it takes 6 months and above.

If the diagnosis is made, chemotherapy is effective.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
As you can tell I'm nervous. Things seem to be moving to fast. Dr's appt. last Tues appt. with oncologist on Fri. Called yesterday for 24hr urine catch skeletal survey tomorrow. Does this seem like a normal time period for these test

Yes, you should not worry too much.

The tests are happening at normal time period.

Your specialists know what they are doing.

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