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Hospitalized for hypertension. Abnormal protein present in blood. Do I have cancer or an infection?

was admitted to hospital on Oct. 4 for a hypertension crisis. havent been myself since. doctors are concerned about sed rate over 140 and also abnormal protein in blood. will be seeing a hemo next week. just wondering if the high sed rate could be that high for the trauma my body went through or the blood pressure meds. mostly everything i read about a sed rate that high means cancer or infection.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Hi, only high ESR doesn't suggest any specific diagnosis. It could go up in infections, cancers, acute stress on the body and blood disorders. Abnormal protein detected can be a concern. May be you can undergo total protein serum electrophoresis test to clarify the abnormal protein issue. You need to follow up with your physician properly. Take care.
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