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Elevated results of blood test for allergies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I recently had some blood tests done because of the allergies to irritated eyes , inflamed sclera. My FBC was good. But my sedimentation rate was 24..and my CRP was 7+ Also my total protein was 84 . globulins 43..a little elavated.. My IGE was 400 and normal is 0-100. Im a female 27 years old.. My doctor said my results were ok besides for a little virus or inflammation i probably had at the time of the blood tests.. Im still worried ..can you please tell me what these elavated results could mean and thank you very much.
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User :   Hello ..
User :   than you
User :   thank you
User :   Im actually in so im not sure if the results are different here
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As you have mentioned
Doctor :   if you are having slight inflammation in the body tissues
Doctor :   the values which you have mentioned can go up
User :   sorry globulins was 41 normal says 20-40
User :   total protein 84 and normal says 60-82
Doctor :   Yes, I did get it
User :   i was fine at the time no virus except for the irritated red eyes
Doctor :   there shall be immunoglobulins
Doctor :   produced in the body
Doctor :   in response to an allergy or infection
Doctor :   the proteins which you are mentioning
Doctor :   can be attributed to that
Doctor :   that too it is just marginal elevation
User :   albumin was 43g/L normal says 35-50
User :   ok
Doctor :   Globulin(that is immunoglobulin) is the active rise
Doctor :   in such occasions
User :   what about the sedimentation rate it was 24 and normal says on my papers 1-20
Doctor :   Yes, ESR it is called in short
Doctor :   it rises up in any inflammation
User :   and CRP was also elavated..i am worried because i was readin online about others who have sedimentation rate elavated as well as total protein..and these people are mentioning different types of cancer..
Doctor :   CRP is a protein marker
User :   would the ESR be much higher than mine in something like cancer
Doctor :   to detect inflammations again
Doctor :   just increased CRP does not mean cancer
Doctor :   you should not worry about it
User :   was my ESR too high..or not?
Doctor :   Not at all
Doctor :   it is slightly elevated
User :   ok im worried because i did not have any virus i was perfectly how do i know where the inflammation is ..or what is wrong with me
Doctor :   the eye symptoms which you were mentionin
Doctor :   is an inflammation
User :   ok
Doctor :   it need not be virus alone
Doctor :   virus is one possibility
User :   do you think i should repeat the blood tests again
Doctor :   That is essential for you to do after 2 weeks
Doctor :   mainly CRP and ESR
Doctor :   would be sufficient
User :   my doctor has not told me i needed to ..?
Doctor :   that should be done after you recover fully from your eye symptoms
Doctor :   It is better said by your doctor
Doctor :   as he has personally seen you
User :   if everything is ok still and the results are nothing to worry about than why should i repeat the blood tests again..sorry im just worrying :(
Doctor :   and does not expect anything alarming
Doctor :   You should not worry
Doctor :   it is for the sake of reassurance
User :   ok can i ask you somthing else please
Doctor :   that only the eye problem was the cause for those slightly elevated levels
Doctor :   Sure, you can proceed
User :   how high and what in the blood test would indicate a type of cancer..
Doctor :   There are certain markers like alfafetoprotein, cea
Doctor :   which are used to estimate the carcinogenic potential
User :   is that a separate test that needs to be done..?
Doctor :   Yes, they are known as cancer markers
Doctor :   Ok, it is seperate from the routine tests
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