High ig levels

Posted by jem4 @jem4, Sep 13 10:28pm

Had blood drawn at ER for evaluation for chest pains norm al ekg and normal heart levels..Wbc elevated 11.1, neutro abs auto elevated 8.3, lymph auto low 17.0, IG# elevated 0.10, IG% elevated 1.0% should I be concerned about these levels?

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Hi @jem4 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Trips to the ER for chest pains are always a little unnerving. From what I’m reading is that you had a normal EKG and your heart seems to be fine? That has to be a relief.

But those blood tests show some of your blood numbers are just above or below the ‘normal’ ranges on charts, along with a little elevated IG level, which can indicate an early sign of infection, inflammatory response or other potential medical issues. What did the ER doctor suggest for you? Usually there’s a followup with a primary care physician. Your doctor may order another round of bloodwork just to rule out infection, etc. Have you talked with your PCP after your adventure to the ER?

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@loribmt

Hi @jem4 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Trips to the ER for chest pains are always a little unnerving. From what I’m reading is that you had a normal EKG and your heart seems to be fine? That has to be a relief.

But those blood tests show some of your blood numbers are just above or below the ‘normal’ ranges on charts, along with a little elevated IG level, which can indicate an early sign of infection, inflammatory response or other potential medical issues. What did the ER doctor suggest for you? Usually there’s a followup with a primary care physician. Your doctor may order another round of bloodwork just to rule out infection, etc. Have you talked with your PCP after your adventure to the ER?

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I have a follow up on Friday but after looking up reasons for elevated ig I got very nervous!!

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@jem4

I have a follow up on Friday but after looking up reasons for elevated ig I got very nervous!!

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Getting anxious anytime we see something ‘out of the norm’ on a blood test is a pretty common reaction…I’m guilty of that too! Our first response is to hit Dr Google. ☺️ Sometimes that just drags us down a rabbit hole and we see all kinds of things that don’t even end up being relevant.

Your appointment is coming up quickly so that’s great. I hope you get some reassuring news and everything is a-ok! If you don’t mind, would you let me know what you find out?

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@loribmt

Getting anxious anytime we see something ‘out of the norm’ on a blood test is a pretty common reaction…I’m guilty of that too! Our first response is to hit Dr Google. ☺️ Sometimes that just drags us down a rabbit hole and we see all kinds of things that don’t even end up being relevant.

Your appointment is coming up quickly so that’s great. I hope you get some reassuring news and everything is a-ok! If you don’t mind, would you let me know what you find out?

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Had follow up today. Dr feels this was a stress response but will retest to be sure. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me.

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