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Why is my doctor testing for this!?!?

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  • Posted By: Mike99
  • March 5, 2011
  • 01:24 AM

Hey guys

Well a month or two ago my family doctor reffered me to a Rheumatologist.

Well, I was reffered to the Rheumatologist because I was diagnosed with Raynaud's

I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a while before I was diagnosed with Raynaud's.

Now the Rheumatologist is testing me for:

"Serum Immunoelectrophoresis"

and

"Serum Immunoglobulin Quantitation"

What are these tests and why might he be testing for these things? Should I be concerned?

Thanks

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  • nothin to worry .. he`s testing u cos some times raynaud`s phenomenon may be a symptom of autoimmune disaeses like scleroderma , lupus etc ... go ahead .. god bless :)
    arjun4mb 80 Replies Flag this Response
  • nothin to worry .. he`s testing u cos some times raynaud`s phenomenon may be a symptom of autoimmune disaeses like scleroderma , lupus etc ... go ahead .. god bless :)I forgot to mention that I already had the test for my Reynauds. This is the second test he ordered because (we think) he sees something elseSo, it doesnt make sense that this second test will be for reynauds two times in 2 weeks?It just doesnt add up :l Just some thoughts
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am just worried because my doctor already sent me for a test to check everything about reynauds outSo this is a 2nd test that shouldnt even be happening, So he must have seen something that warrants another blood testI am getting very worried because when I look up what diseases these tests are for all I see is Myeloma and Leukemia :(What worries me more is that I have symptoms of those cancersI have swollen lymph nodes that have been swollen non stop for at least 5 months now I also have a "build up" of bone on the side of my feet, its like a little bump of boneso that worries me a lot :(Anybody have any opinions on this? After reading the following links I am getting REALLY worried that he is testing/suspecting that I have cancer :( :( Any advice/info would be appreciated!
    Mike99 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • stop ur research pls.. cos d more u find out ,more u get scared ..just trust ur doc n u ll be fine ..
    arjun4mb 80 Replies Flag this Response
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