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Dear Dr.Kulkarni:

I've just had blood work done and it showed abnormal monoclonal protein, lga possibly associated with free kappa. I will be going for additional blood work. The fact that this protein was detected, does this usually indicate Multiple Myeloma? I've been having back pain and numbness in my calf, both legs. EMG was normal and I had an open MRI which just showed bulging discs.

Thanks for your help.

Steve

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Steve,
Your symptoms and lab results are indicative of Multiple Myeloma. Considering the EMG being normal my comment is, in the begining stage of the disease you may only experience sensory neuropathies and paraesthesia. So lets wait till the blood work comes up. But next time please send picture of blood reports if possible.

Thanking you!


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Dr.Shrinidhi Kulkarni

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I can answer all questions related to hematology. RBC, WBC, Platelet and blood forming organs etc and related questions. hematology also includes blood proteins, hemoglobin and disorders related to clotting abnormalities. So questions about all aspects of hematology are welcome!

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Working as a Doctor in Primary Health care Centre.

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KIMS Banglore

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MBBS, Internship in Internal Medicine

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