M-Spike Blood Test

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lupusnewbie
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   Posted 10/19/2011 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctors said it was Lupus after 7 positive ANA tests and lots of low abnormal labs.  Hematologist ordered an M-Spike blood test...it came back high.  He said it could indicate early bone cancer or lymphoma.  I read that other diseases can also cause a positive ANA.  I'm confused and scared.  M stands for multiple myeloma....cancer of the bones.  I'm very confused and frightened.  I've had knee bone pain and now I have no appetite and I've lost weight.  Most times I eat onl because I have to...

mscrowbar
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   Posted 10/20/2011 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no answer for you but would like you to know that I heard your pain and worry and will add you to my thoughts and prayers.

ps. have you asked the doctor why he is ordering that test and what he feels it may be??
Denita
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Rheumatoid arthritis with secondary Sjogrens, Fibromyalgia, meniscus tears in left knee, Cancer survivor

lupusnewbie
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   Posted 10/20/2011 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't ask him why he ordered it...but I am thinking he is not sure that is truly is Lupus. They have my labs...the nurse is supposed to call me..and now the waiting game..I wait...and wait....and worry....
Thanks for caring! It means a lot .....

couchtater
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   Posted 10/21/2011 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
((((((((((((((((gentle hug)))))))))))))))))

Let's pray it's not bone cancer....

Limbo stinks!
Joy

lupusnewbie
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   Posted 10/21/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
The tests came back the same. I saw my PCP today and he said it could be very preliminary stage of lymphoma or myeloma...neither of which made me happy. In addition, with all the stress I have colitis. Sometimes other diseases will result in positive ANA. They tested that too again..positive. I am a total mental wreck. I am confused, scared, agitated and really in a dilemma as to why and when and how.......

couchtater
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   Posted 10/21/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Get with a cancer specialist as soon as possible and get on the treatment needed. The sooner the better.
Joy

lupusnewbie
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   Posted 10/21/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My hematologist IS an oncologist. That's who ordered the tests. He is a very good doctor but can only diagnose with tests. I don't thnk he really believed it was Lupus..and maybe I do have Lupus as well. All of a sudden my numbers changed..the basic CBC...except that the hemaglobin is VERY high for me..12.9. That's another sign of having the monoclonal protein..which is not a good thing...high hemoglobin is a bad thing..

couchtater
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   Posted 10/22/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good that you're with an oncologist already. Let us know as soon as you get a difinative diagnosis and what he's going to do for you.
Joy
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