What does NHL in blood imply?
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HI--I AM INQUIRING ABOUT THE RESULTS OF A BLOOD TEST--NHL IS THE DIAGNOSIS--HAD IT FOR 7 YEARS--LAST BLOOD TEST INDICATED VERY VERY HIGH IMG-M RESULTS--WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Posted Mon, 17 Mar 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 49 minutes later
Brief Answer: Non Hodgkin lymphoma infiltration in blood Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query on HealthCareMagic. NHL in blood implies Non Hodgkin Lymphoma infiltration in blood. Are you suffering from NHL of lymph node or any other lymphoid organ? If yes then it has infiltrated the peripheral blood. via bone marrow. This implies that NHL has reached stage IV. IgM is an antibody and antibody titers are measured in infections. Are you suffering from any kind of infection? Since, the levels of IgM are high this implies that you have acquired a recent infection by a particular organism. If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer. Dr Shailja P Wahal
Follow-up: What does NHL in blood imply? 23 hours later
WITH STAGE IV LYMPHOMA AND STAGE IV COPD--WHAT IS THE LIFE PROGNOSIS UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES?
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 21 hours later
Brief Answer: Depends on multiple factors Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome again, It is difficult to comment on the prognosis and life expectancy of any of two diseases- lymphoma and COPD without knowing the complete history, type of lymphoma, type of COPD, complications, etc. For this you need to consult your treating doctor as he/she will have more details about the clinical course of disease and complications. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja P Wahal